“Clint Johnson – The Smoking Gun”

All cowboy reenactors, no matter our age, are 10 years old again and our parents have just given us our first set of toy guns for Christmas. This time, we get real guns. Most of…


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The Old West Returns to Saloon Studios on May 22!

On May 22, The Old West will come alive on the street at Saloon Studios at 313 Old West Road (off Mulatto Mountain Road, south of West Jefferson) when Frontier Day returns. Gates…


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The Walsh of Sound

There is no doubt that Los Angeles-based band, “The Eagles”, was a band that was already selling millions of albums and turning music into gold and platinum. So how does one take…


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Finalizing Your Studio Experience

Now that we have shared the importance of preproduction, recording, digital and analog format, and perhaps your first music deal…. we are confident we can help take it a bit…


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ANALOG VS DIGITAL

When recording, the format is a 2-way street… you have your Analog Lane and you have your Digital Lane. Most will tell you analog has a “warmth” incomparable to digital. The…


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“RECORDING FOR THE NEWBY”

If you are new to this game there is quite a bit to learn. Managing a career in music entertainment has always been a difficult one if you are not “connected”. This simply means…


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10 Questions: Jimmy Babjak, Guitarist of The Smithereens

I have known Smithereens guitarist, Jimmy Babjak and drummer, Dennis Diken for some time now. The Smithereens, like The Beatles, to me, go hand-in-hand with what I hear in their…


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“THE MORNING AFTER”

Only a short time after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, The Beatles infused excitement back into the hearts of a very depressed American Rock…


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HERE WE COME – 54-YEARS AGO

The Monkees, aka The Pre-Fab-Four, were a cast of individuals that were molded after the original boy-band...The Beatles. They were "slipped in" at a perfect time...


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Western-themed concert venue invests in recording studio, seeks to attract local artists

For Mike Jones, owner of Saloon Studios in West Jefferson, the pandemic meant total shutdown for his 19th-century Old West Town replica and saloon-themed concert venue. Unable to…


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