Southern Raised at Skagg’s Place Studio!

Recording Begins!

I am so very excited to say that Southern Raised’s brand new CD project is well under way and going well!!!  We had an awesome time out at Skagg’s Place Studio!  The whole experience was amazing…..from Andy Leftwich and his amazing talent and producing skills to our engineer,Lee Groisztch who did a top notch job from the first moment we arrived.  The entire studio was beautiful and well designed…..I truly speak for all the band when I say that we feel tremendously blessed to have been able to record and work with these fine individuals!  I am going to try and give you a broad overview of our time there with lots of pics ( as always:)………..

Emmie and Andy Recording

Andy Leftwich………he was such a joy to work with and be able to get to know better!  We also had the double blessing of spending time with his sweet wife, Rachel!  Andy produced the instrumentation on this CD project above our wildest dreams…..We could never thank him sufficiently for all he poured into us and this project….from praying with us before beginning a session to encouraging us to play and sing for the glory of God and to point hearts and lives to Him alone……and for the amazing musicianship he displayed on our CD as a very special guest musician.  Thank you Andy!

Andy Leftwich....Producer

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Andy showing Matthew a lick on the guitar

Here is a pic of the ceiling/wall in one of the recording rooms………………..it was so beautiful!………………………..

Recording Room Decor

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Awesome Wall Decor............Look close at all the musical instrument parts that make this wall art!

Here is some of Lindsay Recording………………………………………………………………

Lindsay Recording

It was so awesome!……I had the honor of playing Mrs. Cheryl White’s bass…( yes, Cheryl White of “The Whites”!!! and she is Rachel Leftwich’s mother)……Thank You Miss Cheryl for that honor!

Lee...our engineer

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Lindsay Playing the Bass

I had such a great time playing her bass on the album…………………………………

Andy working with Sarah

Here is one of Andy and Lee in the control room working together………………………………………………….

Lee and Andy in the Control Room

Here is some of Emmie Recording………………………………………………………………………………..

Emmie Tuning Up

Here is Emmie laying fiddle………………………………………………………………………………..

Emmie in the Fiddle Room

Here is one of Andy laying some Mando……………………………………………………………….

Andy Leftwich Laying Mando......what an honor!

Here is Matt recording………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Matthew Laying Guitar

Matthew laying down some guitar………………………………………………………….

Matthew

Here is one of the massive sound board!…………………………………………………………………….

Sound Board

We were so honored and excited to be able to actually meet Ricky Skaggs while at the studio!!!…..He came in one day to take care of some business and we were able to take some pics with him:)……he was truly so kind and down to earth and we appreciated him taking the time he did with us……..

Ricky Skaggs and Southern Raised!!!

Here is one of Ricky’s production manager with Southern Raised…….we were able to meet him as well…..he was super nice and very funny!!!…………………

Jason...Production Manager for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder and Southern Raised

Here are some of Sarah Recording………………………………………………………

Sarah Laying Fiddle

Sarah and Emmie laid our most requested double fiddle song on our new CD!!!…………………..They played the “Prairie Spring Waltz”………this song is  requested often and hope it is enjoyed by many when the new album comes out!

Sarah Laying Banjo

Here is one of Andy on the Fiddle………………………………………………………………………………..

Andy Laying Fiddle

I am going to post more pics in another blog ……….so:)…………….keep an eye out for lots more about our time at the studio!!!……………Till Then, Lindsay