… and then, this bunch showed up for a few sessions wrapping up some tracks for the release of their “I Am Easy to Find” album. The is our second visit from The National & it would be safe to say that we have adopted this wonderful crew as part of the Earthstar family.
since it is not often that this happens, it is worth mentioning that our orchids bloomed on January 20
Putting the finishing touches on a prolific, upcoming solo project by Earthstar Shaman Michael Vest.
When we last saw Matt Berninger, he was here working with The National. He returned… but this time to create a beautiful collection of songs as a solo project in collaboration with the legendary Booker T Jones.
The 12 legged groove machine from Manchester, UK – The Winachi Tribe visited to put some finishing touches on their upcoming album.
Our next guest was also our youngest artist this year. The incredibly prolific (9 year old) Lindy Brody & her musical mentor Taylor Dahl. Lindy wrote and sang a heartbreaking song dedicated to people experiencing homelessness – both from New Roads School
“ The tones and frequencies of the sound healing instruments we use work with your life force energy centers, helping to move a lot of energy quickly and clear any blockages.“
In the true spirit of California, Kassia Meador and Farmer Dave Scher create a new and refreshing approach to the traditional medicine path, surfing the wave of sonic evolution and transformation with their immersive sound bath experiences.
Rhythms of Vision came in with open hearts, crystal bowls and lap steel guitar. They were joined by Earthstar wunderkind Nico Borromeo (behind the wheel) and the vibration still hasn’t stopped.
We also took on a couple of non-human residents. We are already loving them & they have been warmly welcomed. Matching pairs of classic ribbon mics Royer 121, Coles 4038 as well as a pair of Neumann KM 184‘s joined our ever growing collection.
Every time I walked into the control room, there was something absolutely beautiful going on.
Booker was joined by cast of serious talent. Drum legend Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Average White Band) & bassist Melvin Brannon (Stevie Salas, Booker T Jones) combined forces as a power rhythm section along with his super talented son Teddy Jones on guitar. They were joined by Matt Berninger (The National), violin maestro Andrew Bird, master percussionist Lenny Castro, vocalist Ty Taylor (Vintage Trouble), brass men Justin Kirk, & Chris Bautista (Panic at the Disco), producer Mark Cole & producer/engineer André “StranJLove” Lipscombe & Grammy winning engineer Sean Patrick O’Brien. And that’s only a few of the great guests on this album
On September 21, we celebrated our 8th Anniversary up & running. Thank you for the ride.