RSR062 - Robin Eaton - Alex The Great & Club Roar Studios - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR062 – Robin Eaton – Alex The Great & Club Roar Studios

Robin Eaton

RSR062 – Robin Eaton – Alex The Great & Club Roar Studios

My guest today is Robin Eaton, a songwriter, producer, poet, and artist from Nashville TN. He owns his own studio, Club Roar, and is also co-owner of Alex The Great recording with Brad Jones who was my guest on episode 34.

Beginning as a songwriter and artist signed to Warner France and then Ze-Island records in NYC, He was also in the original Broadway production of Hair. After moving to Nashville in the 80s and building Alex The Great, Robin went on to co write and produce Jill Sobule’s self titled record with the hit single “I Kissed A Girl” about ten years before Katy Perry’s song of the same title.

In 2005 Robin and I co produced The Spinto Band’s Nice And Nicely Done, and then later KS Rhoads Dead Language. Some of his other credits include: Butterfly Boucher, Tim Easton, Tommy Womack, Lion Limb, Swan Dive, and Mary Kate Oneil. But more importantly Robin is my mentor. He took me in and showed me how to make records at Alex The Great, and has been a creative inspiration and friend to me for 20 years. He even officiated at my wedding!

Cool stuff we talked about on the show:

  • Getting a record label deal in France and NYC in the 1970s.
  • Mixing at Trident Studios in London.
  • Mixing at Electric Ladyland in NYC.
  • Advice for writing songs and keeping notebooks.
  • Cowriting with Jill Sobule.
  • How to get simple cool drums sounds in the studio.
  • Recording prepared piano.
  • The changing music scene of Nashville TN.

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