Bearsville, NY (March 18, 2005)–Patty Merklin has been named general manager of Bearsville Studios at Turtle Creek, announced this week by Sally Grossman, Bearsville’s owner. Merklin returns to the legendary studio located just outside of Woodstock, NY where she had held a variety of posts since the early 1990s.
“We’re delighted that Patty has come back to run the operation,” Grossman commented. “She’s both a talented administrator and a very creative executive. We’re confident that she’ll provide the necessary leadership and sensitivity to maintain the studio’s reputation one of the world’s leading destination recording facilities since its founding 35 years ago.”
Merklin remarked, “Rejoining Sally and Bearsville Studios represents a homecoming for me. It’s where I learned the business and got to work with so many talented people over the years. I’m looking forward to meeting the challenges that lie ahead and helping our clients get the most of out their Bearsville experience.”
Merklin’s responsibilities will include booking, marketing, customer service and administration. She had been with the studio for more than 10 years when, in 2001, she left to pursue personal interests. Merklin earned a degree from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York after which she embarked on a career in design. Ultimately, she migrated to the Woodstock area and soon thereafter joined Bearsville as an assistant in 1993.
The studio has been used in recent times by a range of contemporary artists included Cold, produced by Elvis Baskette; Brian Setzer, mixed by John Holbrook; Saliva, produced by Bob Marlette; and The Vines, produced by Rob Schnapf as well as Matt Pond PA. A full complement of state-of-the-art equipment including an API Legacy console with Flying Faders plus Pro Tools HD version 6.7 as well as trove of vintage analog gear make the barn at once high-tech and down-home.
Grossman commented, “Our restructuring efforts, coupled with the appointment of Patty Merklin as our GM, should serve notice that Bearsville is alive and well. We’re ready to work with producers, engineers, artists, managers and labels to provide the kind of service and atmosphere that have made the studio synonymous with excellence for so long. Patty will be playing a significant role in writing our next chapter. We couldn’t be happier to welcome her back home to Bearsville.”
Bearsville Studios at Turtle Creek