RSR239 – Grant Walden – Recording Legendary Muscle Shoals Musicians - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR239 – Grant Walden – Recording Legendary Muscle Shoals Musicians

Grant talked about recording at HearTell Studios in Muscle Shoals , recording bass guitar tips, Nashville Numbers chart writing, and lessons learned from mentors like Dave Pensado and Craig Alvin. Plus lots more!

My guest today is Grant Walden a music producer, audio engineer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, studio owner, and host of Tape Noise Podcasts. Grant has worked with Grammy-winning studio musicians, audio engineers, and recording artists, including Denny Laine of The Moody Blues and Wings; Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie and Jeff Beck Band; Christine Ohlman of the Saturday Night Live Band; Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, keys player and songwriter Spooner Oldham; the legendary Muscle Shoals Horns and rhythm section the Swampers; Hanson, and a host of groundbreaking performing artists.

He has also been mentored by notable engineers and producers, including Dave Pensado, Jim Gaines, Toby Wright, Craig Alvin, and Jerry Masters and his latest projects include records by Jimbo Mathus of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Invisible Teardrops, Sailour, and Eddie Martin.

Grant also owns HearTell Studios and Publishing based in Studio C at Cypress Moon in Sheffield, AL -- formerly the home of Muscle Shoals Sound II, where legendary artists like Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, and Julian Lennon have all recorded.

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