August 12, 2020In Featured, CampsBy Marian Matthis

Let's make a record!

They came from both coasts 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 of the year.

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 see what it’s like to be the engineer andproducer. Day three was time for mixing in Blackbird Studios E and F.

The professional Nashville artist, songwriter, and 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!