NewSong is probably best-known for its annual songwriter competition, The NewSong Contest. The winner walks away with a prize package aimed at taking a career to the next level: a performance at ASCAP Cafe during the Sundance Film Festival, another concert at Lincoln Center and a chance to record an album on the NewSong Recordings label.
A new video released Jan. 7 takes viewers behind-the-scenes at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Recording studio as Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield make an album of Elliott Smith songs.
Truth & Salvage Co. is recording their next album at Echo Mountain.
The local bluegrass band won for best bluegrass album. Photo from kansascity.com.
The L.A.-based Americana band is set to release its new album, “Stories Don’t End,” in April. The record was made in Asheville last September. Photo from Rolling Stone. (Click through for links to the article, and to information about Echo Mountain’s upcoming master Classes.)
Three of this year’s Grammy nominations go to albums recorded at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Studios.
Slim, with his band The Law, plays two Asheville shows (tonight and tomorrow). Echo Mountain will record the concerts.
The studio summit brought recording industry professionals and students together for two days of learning, mentoring, workshops and discussion. Xpress dropped in to one panel discussion and picked up a few pro tips.
The video, filmed in Asheville with lots of local cameos, is released today. Sazerac holds a party to celebrate.
The blues-hip-hop artist takes a more serious folk-blues turn on this Avett Brothers-produced, Echo Mountain-recorded album, due out Feb. 22. Images by Noah Abrams.