Addition Studio working with Roy Hurd Adirondack folk singer

roystudiob2smallThe Addition Studio will be recording mandolin tracks for Roy Hurd’s new CD, slated to be finished in the spring of 2017.

I have had the pleasure of working with and accompanying Roy Hurd on mandolin for the last year and a half.  Roy’s music has been the heart and soul of the Adirondack folk music scene for decades.  Holding a staff writing position for both Sony Music and Warner/Chappell, Roy wrote and contributed songs to artists such as Continue reading Addition Studio working with Roy Hurd Adirondack folk singer

Rick Davies’ Latin Funk Thugtet CD update

P1030525 Herm Matlock and Ray Vega.

I am happy to report that all the artists involved with the late Rick Davies’ Latin Funk Thugtet CD project have finished recording their tracks at The Addition Studio this past week.  It’s been a long road, but the studio has seen Herm Matlock, Corey Marsico, Ray Vega, Wayne Davison, Michael Lewandowski, and Alex Stewart performing solos and multiple horn parts for the heads to all eight original songs…….. Continue reading Rick Davies’ Latin Funk Thugtet CD update

Joe Cleary and Campanella Stringed Instruments

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I recently took a trip to Burlington, Vermont to enlist the services of the talented and well established luthier, Joseph Cleary.  I had some issues with my current mandolin that I perform with, so I made a date to consult with him on how to deal with the issues.

I had met Joe previously when he came to the Addition Studio to track some violin on Steve Light’s recording project, “Banjo and Friends.”  I was impressed with the tracks Joe contributed to the album, as well as the violin that he built and used on the session.

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Jeff Cochran Poetry CD

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Jeff worked at recording his new CD at The Addition Studio last spring and now the fruits of that effort can be held in the hand!


This handsome  CD package is an impressive work of art, and it contains two CD’s with a total of 85 poems from this master craftsman of poetry and the spoken word.  Jeff’s artwork for the cd jacket was mastered by the talented graphic artist Gwen Jamison.

P1030434Click on the link to read about Jeff’s visit to the studio and to hear a few tracks from the new release.


Dan Hicks : How can we miss You if you don’t go away


       Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks

I was sadden recently at the news that yet another one my musical influences has passed away.  “Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks”  was a very original group fronted by Hicks in the 70’s.  The group’s melding of ’40’s swing, jazzy instrumentation and somewhat comic, tongue-in-cheek compositions and performances was not lost on me and others…. Continue reading Dan Hicks : How can we miss You if you don’t go away

Studio Visitors: Rick Davies’ Latin Funk Thugtet

2013042817_2RE34OStudio Visitors      Rick Davies  and the Latin Funk Thugtet

In the studio this past week was Rick Davies and his Latin Funk Thugtet.  Rick has some great compositions for his group to perform and record.  Below are a few photos of the rhythm section laying down some tracks.  The horn section will track separately, after the rhythm section finishes their job.  I have to say, it’s been hard working on the mixes without breaking out in dance! P1030384