August 12, 2020In Featured, CampsBy Marian Matthis

Let's make a record!

They came from both sides of the coast and everywhere in between to learn how to record a song. Six, music-loving teens joined us August 5-7, 2020, at The Blackbird Academy and Blackbird Studio for our final summer camp.

Day one was an orientation to the studio, a mic shootout, and learning all about outboard gear. Day two was tracking a live band. The campers also had the chance to play live in the studio and and see what it’s like to be the engineer/producer. Day three was time for mixing in Blackbird Studios E and F.

The professional Nashville artist/songwriter/players the campers recorded included:
• Folk singer-songwriter, John Dennis, playing acoustic guitar and singing lead vocals.
Adam Fluhrer (road manager and guitarist for multi-platinum country artist Lee Roy Parnell), on guitar.
Brian Kilian on drums, and
Bryan Clark on bass and steel guitar (and an instructor/engineer).

Thanks to Brendan (PA), Karlee (OH), Justin OH), Jonathan (NC), Lucas (WA), and Ben (IN) for visiting us at Blackbird! Have a great year at school! And special thanks to our engineers, Jory and Lauren!