Continuing the trend, we've been incredibly busy these past few months. 2008 is really shaping up to be a great year for us.
After a short break for the holidays, we picked up a day doing demos with the Louisville, KY based Villebillies. Then, it was on to the mix of the Shake Anderson project that has seen two previous tracking sessions here. Joe Alexander flew out from the west coast to join Shake, Zach, and a revolving door of other members to mix for a little over a week. Mixing was a shared effort between Joe and Zach and everyone was quite pleased with the final result. The album went to Nashville for mastering soon after the end of the session and the album is due to release soon.
Later on in January, Tony Visconti, Mario McNulty, and Alejandro Escovedo came back in January to mix the album they tracked here in December. Man, what a great sounding collection of songs! It went to mastering earlier this week and should be released on June 10. Alejandro's new album is only the second project that we've had both tracked and mixed entirely here at our facility. We all had a great time working together and we were sad to see them leave.
No sooner had they left the building, though, than Neil Dorfsman was arriving to mix a new album by Spanish artist, Manolo Garcia. Zach McNees is playing assistant on this one. The two of them braved ice storms and snow to drive down from New York and we're all relieved that they made it here safely. A day later, they were joined by Manolo and his recording engineer, Jordi Sole. They're in the middle of their mix right now. Hopefully we'll make some time for photos soon; Neil brought LOTS of gear down with him and the control room is really a sight to behold right now. Manolo and Jordi are really a lot of fun to be around and I think we'll be going out to do some sight-seeing before they have to return to Spain.
As always, more to come! Stay tuned.