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Recording Studio Rockstars

Lij Shaw Interviews music producers, engineers, studio owners, and other professionals to bring you inspiring stories, tricks, and insights from the recording studio. So that you can take your recordings to the next level and become a rockstar of the recording studio yourself! - Vance Powell, Michael Beinhorn, Russell Wolff, Graham Cochrane, Joe Gilder, Björgvin Benediktsson.
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Now displaying: August, 2021
Aug 27, 2021

My guest today is Howard Bilerman, a GRAMMY and Juno awarded musician, sound engineer & record producer who has been recording bands for over 30 years. As co-owner & head engineer of the  hotel2tango recording studio in Montreal, Bilerman has enjoyed working with some of Canada’s most talented artists, as well as others from The USA, The UK, France, Italy, Scotland, Africa, Spain, Ireland, Switzerland, Portugal & Australia. 

Some of the artists Howard has worked with include: LEONARD COHEN, THE ARCADE FIRE, VIC CHESNUTT, A SILVER MT. ZION, NAP EYES, BRITISH SEA POWER, SAM ROBERTS, PATRICK WATSON, COEUR  DE PIRATE, ADAM COHEN, LOU DOILLON, THE WEBB SISTERS, and WOLF  PARADE to name just a few. He has been credited on over 500 records to date,  including as an engineer on LEONARD COHEN’s GRAMMY winning song “ You Want It  Darker”. 

Howard has been a regular faculty member at the BANFF CENTRE, having helped to create their groundbreaking INDIE RESIDENCY & SINGER SONGWRITER programs.  Bilerman’s recordings have received international critical praise, and the hotel2tango is seen by many as being at the center of Montreal’s independent music community.

Thanks so much to Steve Albini for the introduction.

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Aug 20, 2021

My guest today is Jay Tooke an Award-winning, Canadian born producer, songwriter, and musician who moved to Nashville back in 2012.

Having gotten his start as a working musician at the age of 17 some of his earliest memories are of plunking out melodies by ear on the family’s piano, but it was the intro to Dire Straits “Money for Nothing” that lit a fire in his soul for the drums. Not long after he started a love affair with the guitar and from then on, his sights were set on a career in music. 

During his 26 year career, he has toured all over the world with a range of artists from Canada and the US, and has produced records that have garnered critical and commercial success in Australia, New Zealand, Germany as well as Canada and the US. 

His philosophy behind making records has always been about helping the artist find their own voice in the studio. It’s never about forcing ideas or making the record he wants to make. It’s a collaboration between producer and artist to find the truest form of the song. Allowing the material to become the best version of itself through exploration and experimentation.

Thanks so much to Bobby Holland for the introduction.

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Aug 13, 2021

My guest today is Jessica Thompson a GRAMMY-nominated mastering and restoration engineer, audio preservation specialist, and educator. She has digitized, restored, and revived historic recordings for artists ranging from jazz pianist Erroll Garner to blues and folk revolutionary Barbara Dane, from Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia to proto punk band Jack Ruby, from anarcho-punk band Crucifix to synthesizer legend Pauline Anna Strom.  

She masters music both new and old and has worked on records for Michael Daves, Flipsyde, Matthew McNeal, International Dub Ambassadors, Teno Afrika, Occurrence, and many more. 

She sometimes writes gear reviews for Tape Op Magazine and contributed a chapter on "Mastering the Sonics of Historic Recording Media" for the book Music Preservation and Archiving Today.  

She currently serves as President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy. In her spare time, she likes to ride steel bikes and walk her dog, Eddie.

Thanks so much to Ian Brennan for making our introduction!

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Aug 6, 2021

My guest today is Wes Little one of Nashville’s most adaptable and multi-faceted drummers, as well as a top flight arranger, producer and songwriter. 

Wes was trained in performance and composition at the Manhattan School of Music and shaped by years of studio and stage work with major acts. Currently a first call session drummer in Nashville, Wes has also performed or recorded with Chuck D, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith,  John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Robben Ford, Michael and Randy Brecker, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. He works in Nashville, where he lives and records daily in the studio.  

Some of his credits for recording or touring are with Robben Ford, Christopher Cross, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Trey Anastasio, Little River Band, Larry Carlton, Sting, Stevie Wonder,  Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, John Legend, Jamie Fox, Melissa  Etheridge, Jermaine Jackson, Mariah Carey, Public Enemy, Shakira, Busta Rhymes, Emmylou Harris, Mary J. Blige Anita Baker, Paul Shaffer, Dierks Bentley, Pam Tillis, Ashley Cleveland, Bootsy Collins, MC Lyte, KRS-One, Vernon Reid, Delbert McClinton, Big Daddy Kane, The Pointer Sisters, Emmylou Harris,  Wynonna Judd, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, Luke Combs, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Little Big Town - Eric Johnson, Larry Carlton, Deena Carter, Paul Schaffer, and his own venture - The Big Greasy. 

On another note, Wes also played on Broadway. “I have made whip crack sounds for John Lithgow in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” says Little. “I have played quite possibly the largest set up in the world of drums and percussion in the show BKLYN. I acted the part of a drummer that couldn't speak in the show "Once Around the Sun.” I also played in a big bang on stage for 3 months in a show of “Rat Pack, Live at  the Sands."  

Thanks so much to Smith Curry for making our introduction

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