It's been another busy year here at Dubway. Over at the Live@VH1 set it's been busier than ever with
performances by Lenny Kravitz, Lifehouse, Keyshia Cole,
Wyclef Jean, and Sara Bareilles to name a few.
Dubway engineers Chris Abell and Jason Marcucci tracked the sessions and were assisted by Mike Judeh & John-David Hahs.
Dubway recorded several iTunes Events at the Apple
Store in SoHo in the last few months. The series is
called Live From SoHo and the latest batch
of artists include Taylor Swift, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Q Tip, Simian Mobile Disco, Dave
Gahan, and New Pornographers. The live performances
were recorded by Dubway engineer Jason Marcucci and
assisted by Mike Judeh & John-David Hahs.
Other big news around the studio is The Backyardigans won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement
in Animation. Jeff Astolfo, animator. The show
is also nominated for an Annie Award for Best Music in
an Animated Television Production. Evan Lurie, Robert
Scull & Steven Bernstein, writers. Dubway has
just signed on for season four of the hit show. Emery
Dobyns, long time friend/associate engineer of Dubway
has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Best Engineered
Album, Non-Classical. Beauty & Crime - Suzanne Vega. Emery Dobyns, Tchad Blake, Cameron Craig & Jimmy
Hogarth, engineers. (Blue Note)
The Wood Brothers of Medeski, Martin & Wood were
in the Yellow Room tracking overdubs with Dubway engineer Chris Abell for their upcoming release. Nick Records brought in the new Backyardigans album Born
To Play, for mastering with Dubway owner Mike
Crehore. Mike Crehore and Dubway engineer Keith Rigling tracked the film score written by Evan Lurie for
the new Stanley Tucci film Blind Date. Bubble Guppies is a new Nick Jr. show
currently in production at Dubway and is an interactive,
animated variety show for preschoolers set in 3D, CGI-animated
And finally, Jessie Colter is back working on her
new album produced by long-time Patti Smith guitarist Lenny Kaye. Dubway engineer Eric Spring tracked
The Backyardigans won an Emmy Award, and is also nominated
for an Annie Award.
Dubway associate engineer Emery Dobyns has been nominated
for a Grammy Award.
Bubble Guppies is a new children's show from Nick, Jr currently
in production at Dubway.
The folks at PBS Television (Iowa) brought in celebrated
author Frank McCourt this month to record a television
special called Historic Pubs of Dublin. The
show will air later this year. Dubway engineer Keith
Rigling tracked the session.
Actor Dallas Roberts was in to record ADR for his
new film Long Shot from Pacific Direct.
The film, directed by Jeff Balsmeyer is expected
out sometime in 2008. Dubway's Chris Abell engineered.
Former US Attorney General Janet Reno was in to record
an interview for the famous NPR show World Café. Ms. Reno is promoting a new recording of old-time
American songs performed by contemporary artists called The Song of America. Engineered by Chris
Balance Films was in to film the pilot episode of
their new series Making It In New York. The
show is based on interviewing successful people in their
careers and asking them what it takes to make it. Dubway
Studio Manager Steven Alvarado was interviewed for
Dance/Pop songwriter Scott Hardkiss was in with actress Kate Hudson tracking music for a new film that Ms.
Hudson is directing. Dubway engineer Jason Marcucci tracked the session.
Producer Mike Visceglia was in with folk/pop artist Dan Bern to support Sing SOS by contributing
a song. The organization raises money for research to help
find a cure for autism. Dubway engineer Eric Spring tracked
And finally, folk/rock artist Wendy Wall was back
at Dubway Studios to track overdubs for her new self-produced
album due out in early 2008. Dubway engineer Eric Spring tracked the session.
Left to right: Dubway Studios Manager Steven
Alvarado, Former US Attorney General Janet Reno, Dubway Studios
engineer Chris Abell
Left to right: Guitarist Jay Bowman, Producer
Scott Hardkiss, Actress Kate Hudson, Dubway Chief Engineer
Electronica/Lounge/Alternative group The Pinkertones performed at the SoHo Apple Store this month for Apple's iTunes Exclusives. The group gave a lively
performance to a full house. Another iTunes Exclusive at
the Apple SoHo Store was Nashville rock group Kings of
Leon. The band is currently on tour in support of their RCA Records album Because of the Times.
Dubway Chief engineer Jason Marcucci tracked and
mixed both bands and Dubway engineer Mike Judeh assisted.
Over on the Live@VH1 set this month, singer-songwriter James Blunt performed a set to support his new Atlantic
Records album All the Lost Souls. Also
on the VH1 set, Grammy winner Jill Scott taped
an hour-long special, and performed songs from her new album The Real Thing. Dubway Chief engineer Jason
Marcucci tracked and mixed and Dubway engineer Mike
This month in the Yellow Room, Rent star Adam
Pascal guest starred on the Nick Jr. animated
hit television show The Backyardigans. Adam
had a singing part and played a dragon. Dubway engineer Keith Rigling tracked the session and was assisted
by Jessica Wernett.
Local New York City Shoegaze group Autodrone spent
seven days in Dubway's Yellow Room, tracking 11 new songs
for their fourthcoming album. Dubway Studios' engineer Eric
Spring tracked the sessions and also signed on to produce
the group. Mike Judeh, John-David Hahs, and Cole Wenner assisted.
Finally, New York indie-pop-rock group The Postelles tracked a four song EP this month to be released on their
label Retone Records. The Postelles are the
youngest band to ever land a residency at Pianos Bar,
in NYC. Dubway engineer Eric Spring tracked and Cole
Kings of Leon
This month Dubway has been host to several Broadway recordings. Billy Stritch, well known for his work with Liza
Minnelli as her piano player was in Dubway's Yellow
Room tracking songs for his new album with Dubway engineer Chris Abell. The album is a collection of Mel Tormé covers titled Billy Stritch sings Mel Tormé and is due out later this year. Broadway songwriter Jonathan
Gealt has been tracking songs with Dubway engineer Eric Spring for his new project. Guest singers have
included Shoshana Bean, Lewis Cleale, Kelli O'Hara,
and Lauren Kennedy. Speaking of Lauren Kennedy,
producer Jeffrey Lesser was in this month with the
Broadway singing star tracking songs for her forthcoming
album. Ms Kennedy has starred in such shows as Monty
Python's Spamalot, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close, Side Show, and Cinderella at The New York City Opera. Dubway engineer Eric
Spring tracked the session.
Pop producer Russ Titelman is currently working on
the debut album for Alexis Fox. The album is drawing
a lot of attention and has had a variety of well-known musicians
sit in including brothers John & Martin Pizzarelli. Dubway engineer Chris Abell is tracking the sessions.
Over on the Live@VH1 set this month The
Bravery and Brandi Carlile taped sets, and at
the Apple Store in SoHo another iTunes Event took place this month featuring The Good, The Bad, &
The Queen. Dubway chief engineer Jason Marcucci and
assistants Eric Spring and Mike Judeh tracked.
Finally this month, French-American singer-songwriter Marc Farre just wrapped two new albums after many months
of writing, tracking & mixing. Secret Symphany the long awaited follow up to his well-received Man
on the Sun album should be out this fall in America
and One Hand on the Night will be released
in France. Dubway owners/engineers Mike Crehore & Al Houghton tracked & mixed the American album.
Left to Right: Jonathan Gealt, Dubway engineer
Left to Right: Tony Tedesco, Dubway engineer
Chris Abell, Alexis Fox, John Pizzarelli, Martin Pizzarelli
Left to Right: Dubway owner/engineer Al Houghton, Marc Farre,
Dubway owner/engineer Mike Crehore
Variety is the spice of life. An eclectic batch of sessions
have been taking place at Dubway over the last several weeks.
Broadway Star Christine Ebersol was tracking vocals
with Dubway engineer Chris Abel in the Yellow Room.
Also in the Yellow Room was rock group Mobius Band tracking their new Ghostly Records release with engineer Emery Dobyns and Dubway second engineers Eric
Spring and Mike Judeh.
Over in the Blue Room, Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock himself) was tracking narration for a film with Dubway owner/engineer Al Houghton. Dance producer/pop star Scott Hardkiss has been tracking his new solo album for several weeks now
with Dubway chief engineer Jason Marcucci. Over at the Live@VH1 set this month was Dashboard Confessional with Dubway
engineer Eric Spring and second engineer Mike
Judeh. And finally, Linda Thompson with producer Ed Haber has been back continuing work on her new
album with Dubway’s chief engineer Jason Marcucci.
Left to Right: Dubway owner/engineer
Al Houghton, Leonard Nimoy, Dubway Manager Steven Alvarado
Ed Haber, Teddy Thompson and gang
Left to Right: Christine Ebersol, Dubway
engineer Chris Abell
Left to Right: Engineer Emery Dobyns, Peter
Sax, Dubway engineer Eric Spring, Noam Schatz, Dubway engineer
Mike Judeh, Ben Sterling
Jessie Colter began tracking songs in Dubway Studios'
Yellow Room this month with producer Lenny Kaye.
Colter (who was married to the late country music legend Waylon Jennings) writes improvisational gospel-like
piano-vocal songs. Kaye (known for his extensive work with Patti Smith) and Colter are long-time friends and
have been planning this project for years. Dubway Studios
engineer Eric Spring tracked the session.
Joss Stone was a guest this month on Live@VH1 as was newcomer James Morrison. Stone is promoting
her new album Introducing Joss Stone on Virgin
Records, and Morrison is promoting his debut album Undiscovered,
on Polydor Records. Dubway chief engineer Jason
Marcucci and second engineers Eric Spring & Mike Judeh tracked and mixed the tapings.
Chip Taylor was back continuing work on a new album.
This time around he brought drummer Anton Fig and
bassist Tony Mercadante to track. And lastly Nick
Records brought in the new Wonder Pets album
for mastering with Dubway Studios owner/engineer Mike
Left to Right: Anton Fig, Chip Taylor,
Tony Mercadante, Dubway engineer Chris Abell, engineer Huck
Patti Smith was in Dubway Studios Yellow Room this
month tracking narrative for her documentary. Renowned photographer Steven Sebring has been following the legendary rock
star with a movie camera for ten years, slowly piecing together
a documentary about her life. The film which is close to
completion, is set to hit the film festival circuit later
this year. Engineer Emery Dobyns tracked the session
with Dubway assistant engineer Eric Spring. 80s pop-star Lisa Lisa (Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam) has
been tracking vocals at Dubway for a new album project.
The singer still has a huge following in the dance music
scene and recently sold out Madison Square Garden. Dubway
Studios engineer Eric Spring tracked the session.
This month Norah Jones stopped by the Live@VH1 set to tape songs from her new album Not Too Late.
The album is due out January 30th and has already received
rave reviews. Dubway chief engineer Jason Marcucci and
second engineer Eric Spring tracked and mixed the
taping. Teddy Thompson, son of Richard Thompson is currently working on a new album and was in Dubway's
Yellow Room tracking vocals. The sessions were tracked by
Dubway chief engineer Jason Marcucci. Finally, a
music scene in the new Jack Black film entitled Be
Kind Rewind was shot at a church in New Jersey. The
film, also stars Mos Def and is directed by well-known
French director Michael Gondry. On the set tracking
the music audio were Dubway's chief engineer Jason Marcucci and second engineer Eric Spring.
Left to right: Robert Kirby, Teddy Thompson, Dubway Chief
engineer Jason Marcucci, Brian Fulk
Dubway Engineer Eric Spring with Lisa Lisa
Left to right: Jean-Michel Bernard, Michael
Gondry, Mos Def, Dubway engineer Eric Spring, Dubway Chief
engineer Jason Marcucci