Welcome to a real and actual recording session with Nashville’s “hired guns” - the professional musicians, engineers, and songwriters who make and record today’s hit songs. At a historic recording studio on Nashville’s famous Music Row, have a front-row seat and watch a working idea of a song be transformed into a production that's ready for radio. Nothing is “staged” or fabricated, it’s how songs have been recorded in Nashville for decades, studio banter and all! It begins with a brief tour of the studio and broad insight into the recording process. We start by handing out Nashville number charts as we listen to the song and briefly discuss the song's vibe and direction while instruments and parts are decided on. You can listen and observe from the control room, or in headphones in the same room with the musicians if possible. From the simplicity of a songwriter and their guitar, you'll be amazed at the team's production skills as the musicians fix parts and overdub instruments while the song takes shape. All present are happy to share their own unique experience and knowledge of the music business, so don't hesitate to ask! A quick mix-down is made for anyone who wishes to receive an mp3 of the song by email. Ideally, this experience is recommended for 3 or more guests. For solo travelers please message first so I can find the best situation for you.
Hi everybody! I’m a studio drummer in Nashville and I love sharing my passion for recording music. Over the years I’ve recorded with Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Lady Gaga, Steve Winwood, Big & Rich, Kenny Rogers, and many more. This experience gathers together my fellow “hired guns”- a mix of the musicians, engineers, and songwriters making today’s hit songs. Have a front-row seat at a historic recording studio on Nashville’s famous Music Row as we transform a songwriter's simple guitar & vocal idea into a song ready for airplay. Meet and learn from these professionals, each happy to share their unique perspective of the music business. Dig the songs and enjoy our real-life stories of working with some of your favorite artists. You'll have a blast because we have a blast doing it!
Soft Drinks, Water, and Coffee are provided.
The location will be at one of a select few recording studios on Music Row, based on availability. A few of the facilities on the list include Omnisound Studios, Benchmark Sound, and Ragtop Recording. These are all top professional working studios, used by artist's such as Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, and many more.