Hindugrass will be recording next week, and they are kicking off their session with a performance on Friday night, April 12th at 8pm. If you have always wanted to be a fly on the wall of a real recording session, the band is inviting a very limited number of people to be their guests in the studio via this Eventbrite link.
Why perform before recording? Béla Fleck answers that question in this video from last year:
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We live in a paradoxical age: believe nothing unless you have seen it, yet trust outside experts more than the leaders of one’s own community. All my life I have heard the quote “nobody is a hero in their home town” only to discover it’s a paraphrase of a verse from the Gospel of Luke, where Jesus says “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in their own hometown.” Doubtless Plato complained about the same problem hundreds of years earlier. I believe this is due to our tendency to confuse the familiar with the ordinary. Since moving to Chapel Hill and becoming familiar with many of the great people in the region, I have come to appreciate just how extraordinary so many of them are. Including those with a musical inclination.
That is not to say that we don’t appreciate talent from other states or countries. As a board member of Carolina Performing Arts, I’m rightfully proud of the world-class roster of international talents that perform at Memorial Hall each academic year. But the greatness that comes from afar does not preclude the possibility of greatness living amongst us as well. The INDY week article is a great case in point. Yes, it may seem like bragging to use my own studio as an example of a world-class music and post-production facility in our community, but it’s true. Equally true, and perhaps more important because of the network effect, is that the local community is able to come together and celebrate that fact. Today, artists both local and global are willing to give us the nod over more established facilities in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, and even London, which is now leading to greater opportunities for all in our growing community. That is wonderful!
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UPDATED 5/15/2013 — We have been visited by Greenland!
WordPress has a new stats widget which tells me not only how many visitors are coming to the website on a daily basis, and what they are reading, but also where they are coming from. This is a relatively new feature, and one which as yet does not allow me to automatically share these interesting statistics. But I have been reading them with increasing interest, not least because I am not used to seeing flags from so many countries. Here’s a list of the flags and hits we have received on a per-country basis in less than 18 months:
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This is just a very brief posting to share some photos of Jimmy Herring’s visit to Manifold Recording and his performance at The Miraverse. Here’s Jimmy pulling some great sounds out of his Telecaster:
Some fast fingerwork on his favorite new toy:
Jimmy listening to tracks of the session in the Control Room:
Before you know it, all the band’s gear is loaded into the garage…
…and onto the bus, headed for Colorado in the morning.
August is going to be that much hotter in North Carolina when guitar legend Jimmy Herring fires up his guitar rig August 17th-18th at The Miraverse. Jimmy will be teaching master classes each day, and he and his band will be welcoming participants to join in afternoon jam sessions. In the evening, Jimmy and his band will be playing in the amazing Music Room at Manifold Recording. This will provide a unique opportunity to hear one of the finest guitar players in one of the finest studios in the world.
For more information, see Jimmy’s announcement. If you want to reserve a spot for one or both days, or for one or both evening performances, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is very limited, so if you are interested, let us know ASAP!
He set his mind to work on unknown arts and thereby changes the laws of nature – Ovid, Metamorphoses
Welcome, and thank you for coming to the grand opening of Manifold Recording and The Miraverse! Some years ago Amy posted a little quote on my side of the mirror we share in our bathroom that reads “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.” After five years of planning and construction, we have realized a dream, a dream that is now so real you can see it, you can touch it, you can enter it. You are welcome to do so-once we cut the ribbon.
Today we want to share with you an even bigger dream, the one that begins today. This dream cannot be built with concrete and steel, but it can be realized the old-fashioned way: with magic.
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