The Instinct dubbed out their latest single. The Mercy Case are showing Jen no rock mercy. Jon Hardy continues to bake the Mexican Ape Lord‘s cake. Chelsea Berry is going to sing songs that soar. Sister Kathy is making your kids next favorite record. Tony and Jack O’hara are furnishing the Dog House. Sonic Euphoria are cutting more sides. Tom Hauck is putting the wraps on his latest Lp.
The Cripple Cove Quartet featuring The Goddesses picked up a last minute gig at The Dog Bar in Gloucester tomorrow night (Saturday, April 6th). The Goddesses plus Ryan Alto, Geoff Small, and Pete Koeplin will be doing three sets of harmony-laden pre-Beatles and Pub Rock starting around 9pm. Shake, Rattle & Roll!
It’s official! Jen Morrison is Bang-A-Song’s first staff engineer. After spending the final months of 2012 assisting on the upcoming Jon Butcher Axis release Jen has tweaked the lights and adjusted the mics and has spent the first quarter of 2013 running sessions for just about everyone listed below (In The Studio: April 2013). She’s a welcome addition to the studio: her spirit and skills….not just her vintage Wurlitzer, Tech 21 di/driver, and sweet JMS Martin acoustic.
Brad Byrd is coming in to produce the Rick Williams rock. Willie Alexander is identifying some radio stations. Tom Hauck is putting the finishing touches on his second Bang-A-Song recorded LP. Renee and Joe‘s album is being uploaded for mastering as we type. The Instinct are melting the walls between their rehearsal and our recording studio. Jon Hardy continues to give voice to the Mexican Ape Lord. The Boyfriends are laying down two tunes for a five minute cassette to be released in the near future.
Sonic Euphoria continue to chase their auditory high. Inge Berge cut rhythm tracks for his Erika Van Pelt productions. Tom Hauck stabs it in solo. Jon Hardy makes the Mexican Ape Lord tracks sing. Andrew Jones is stepping out from behind the kit to give the drummer some…songwriting and production credits. Brad Byrd is nesting a song or two at Bang-A-Song. Renee and Joe are one overdub and three mixes away from your favorite new album.
Jon Butcher is wailing guitar and vocals for the long awaited third Jon Butcher Axis album. Meg Griffin is bringing in Henley Douglas (HDR&B) for another Sirius/XM “Having Words with Meg”. Kim Jennings is mixing her next full length folk rock masterpiece. Joe and Renee cut their final basics for LP#1. Time to mix! Mexican Ape Lord are cutting slamming vocals to slamming tracks. Geoff Small and his band of Night Trippers are recording basics featuring a Gibson pedal steel guitar from 1955. Tom Hauck contines to refine one-man-band-dom. Sonic Euphoria are continuing to carve their tunes in rock. KBMG mixed a few longtime fan favorites that had never made it to tape. Godchild began a luv affair with recording by cutting a rendition of “Wagon Wheel”. Lisa Manning finished her latest album in record time. Rob Garfield came up from Philadelphia to cut tracks to accompany his latest book release.
Friend of Bang-A-Song, Ted Widmer, is the author of the recently published ‘Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy‘ (Hyperion), which contains 2.5 hours of previously-unheard recordings from Kennedy’s Oval Office Dictaphone. You can read a review in the New York Times. Better yet, you can pick up a copy on Amazon, peruse the credits, and realize that the fact that ‘CDs were edited and sequenced by Tony Goddess at Bang-A-Song Studios in Gloucester, Massachusetts’ means that we were among the first humans to hear our 35th President make ‘Two Calls About Furniture Purchase’ on July 25th, 1963. Seriously, though…it was an honor to be a part of it, and many thanks to Ted for including us.
The Goddesses are excited to be helping out tonight at The Rhumb Line’s Open Jam for the first time in 2013. We’ll be joining Dennis Monagle, Renee Dupuis, Ann Marie Shimanoski, and Joe Cardoza for a little Rockin’ Pneumonia and Boogie Woogie Flu. Actually, considering flu season, let’s cancel those last two. Just a little rock’n'roll. 9:30pm.
From 6pm-9pm on Friday night, January 25th, the Cape Ann Museum will be hosting a “CAMafterhours Winter Gathering” featuring the Art of Ralph Colburn and sound installations from Willie Alexander and me, Nathan Cohen and Robert Bradshaw. Tapas and sangria and scavenger hunts and art and music. What more could you ask for on a Friday night?
Bang-A-Song will be hosting Jennifer Winston of Beverly’s Speech Therapy Group at the studio for a vocal health class on Wednesday night starting at 7pm. Bang-A-Song is located at 72 Rogers Street/183 Main Street in Gloucester. The class, aimed at musicians and singers, will cover your voice, how it’s supposed to work, how to keep it healthy, and what to do if you’re worried you’re not taking care of it properly. Come on down and learn a little.