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Gavin Lurssen - Lurssen Mastering

Gavin Lurssen operates a full-service mastering studio in Burbank, California. He is a four-time Grammy award winner, winning twice for Album of The Year. Gavin and engineer Reuben Cohen each won a Latin Grammy in 2010 for "Best Engineered Album" for mastering Diego Torres's album "Distinto".


Thursday, February 16, 2017

William Bell

This-Is-Where-I-LiveThe man who co-wrote one of the most covered songs in blues/rock music history, “Born Under a Bad Sign” with Booker T. Jones, a tune first recorded by Albert King and made legend by Eric Clapton and Cream, returned to Stax Records last year and teamed up with Grammy-winning producer John Leventhal to record his first major label album in over 30 years, This Is where I Live, which won him his first Grammy award this year. 

Bell has enjoyed a distinguished career as a singer, songwriter and producer. He has produced many albums, and his songs have been recorded by such diverse stars as Linda Rondstadt, Rod Stewart and Etta James, among many others. Additionally, his recordings have been sampled by an impressive list of hip-hop and R&B artists including Kanye West, Ludacris, Jaheim and more.

Bell has received the R&B Pioneer Award from Rhythm & Blues Foundation, the W.C. Handy Heritage Award from the Memphis Music Foundation, and the BMI Songwriter’s Award. He is a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

 For upcoming tour dates and venues visit William's web site.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sturgill Simpson: How a Nirvana cover steered his ship towards a Grammy nomination


Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide To Earth is not your typical major label debut. It's a concept album conceived, written, produced, and performed by a country music heterodox with a unique vision.

Simpson says he entered the studio with a clear vision of what he wanted. His challenge as a first-time producer was thus twofold: "Getting what was in my head realized, and not being open to suggestions or input," he says. "Those were the only things I was concerned about, just because I could already hear it in my head." 

Excerpt from article. Read the full story here

Friday, January 20, 2017

Ryan Adams

"Doomsday," from Ryan Adams' new album Prisoner - scheduled to be released on February 17. He’ll be hitting the road in March, starting in Richmond, Virginia and wrapping up in New Orleans, with some festival dates lined up for the summer. See his full itinerary below.

Ryan Adams tour dates:

3/5 & 3/6—The National—Richmond, VA
3/8—Township Auditorium—Columbia, SC
3/9—North Charleston Performing Arts Center—North Charleston, SC
3/10—The Parker Playhouse—Ft. Lauderdale, FL
3/12—Gasparilla Music Festival—Tampa, FL 3/14—Orpheum Theater—New Orleans, LA
7/6—NOS Alive Festival—Lisbon, Portugal
7/7—Mad Cool Festival—Madrid, Spain

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Grammy Nominations - 2017

What a delight it was to wake up to an Album Of The Year Grammy nomination for Sturgill Simpson's album - and what amazing company to be in for this category. Several records came through our studio that are included in the nominations this year. Special congratulations to all involved with these projects. What an honor it is to be involved with this community.
Album Of the Year
A Sailors Guide To Earth - Sturgill Simpson - producer, Sturgill Simpson, engineers/mixers, Geoff Allan, David Ferguson & Sean Sullivan.
Best Country Album 
A Sailor’s Guide To Earth - Sturgill Simpson
Best Traditional R&B Performance
The Three Of Me - William Bell - producer, John Levanthal
Best Americana Album
This Is Where I Live - William Bell 
Best Alternative Music Album
Post Pop Depression - Iggy Pop
Best Country Solo Performance
Vice - Miranda Lambert
Best Country Song 
Vice - Miranda Lambert - songwriters, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne 
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album 
Present Monk’estra, Vol 1. - John Beasley
Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Capella 
Ask Me Now from, Presents Monk’estra Vol. 1 - John Beasely, arranger.
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album 
L.H.O.N. (La Humanidad O Nosotros) - Illya Kuryaki & The Valderamas - producer, Rafa Arcuate
Buenaventura - La Santa Cecilia - producer, Sebastian Krys
Best Folk Album
Factory Girl - Rhiannon Giddens 
Best Regional Roots Music Album
Best American Roots Song