West Los Angeles, CA (June 19, 2006)–Australian singer/slide guitarist Kara Grainger has been tracking her debut solo Craving Records album release at The Village with producer/instrumentalist David Kalish (Rickie Lee Jones), and engineer Mark Johnson running the Neve 8048 console in Studio A.
Backing Grainger, who has been compared to Bonnie Raitt, is an all-star line-up of L.A.-based musicians that have played with artists such as Jackson Browne, Stevie Wonder and John Hiatt.
One half of Steely Dan, Walter Becker, was at The Village with producer Larry Klein, tracking vocals for the follow up to his 1994 solo debut. Dan Marnien engineered the sessions, which took place in Studio F, which is equipped with a Digidesign ICON.
Also in Studio F was Mos Def, mixing an upcoming release on Geffen with engineer Duro. Producer/engineer Noah Georgeson was also in Studio F this month mixing “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend,” performed by Devendra Banhart. Georgeson also oversaw the tracking sessions, which took place in Studio A.
Meanwhile, in the Neve VR console-equipped Studio B, Judith Owen overdubbed vocals with guest singer k.d. lang for Owen’s upcoming self-produced release. Ghian Wright engineered the vocal sessions.
The Village Recorder