RSR461 - Brad Jones - How To Produce and Finish a Great Record - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR461 – Brad Jones – How To Produce and Finish a Great Record

What's wabi sabi? Brad talked about searching for the human story in production, why you should keep your old gear, arranging strings for quartet vs section, staying on schedule and within budget, and why band playback is better than words.

My guest today is Brad Jones, a producer, engineer, mixer, and musician based in Nashville. With Robin Eaton Brad has co-owned the studio Alex the Great Recording since 1994. I started recording there a few years later as an assistant engineer in 1995, and Brad was the one who taught me the ropes of engineering and running a real session.

Brad’s credits include: Jill Sobule, Bobby Bare Jr., Butterfly Boucher, Hayes Carll, Caitlin Cary And Thad Cockrell, Steve Forbert, Government Cheese, Jason And The Scorchers, Josh Rouse, Ben Goldsmith, and The Shazam to name just a few.

Brad was an early guest on the show before on episode RSR034 which we recorded at Alex The Great and I’m happy to have him back joining me this time from my new podcast studio Ready To Rock (Thanks to James Tuttle) aka Podzilla Studio.

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