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Music magic going down at Studio A

...Center. "It used to be Skatebottom Sound," McDonnell said. "I got the new location and I'm changing the name to Studio A." When McDonnell started out, it was still the analog age of recording on reel-to-reel tape machines. His first...
The Sound of Music

...much.A sound engineer, Sims runs Studio A, a busy downtown recording studio...spends much of her time working at Studio A, a spacious three-room artist's...its windowless basement beginnings.Studio A was formerly known as Skatebottom...
Photo: Teamwork

James Hanes reaches for a sponge mop from his wife, Salty, on Sunday as they clean the side of their downtown house and studio. A sign will be painted on the wall facing Franklin Street with the name of their studio, Bentwood and Bead.
JAHC announces Individual Artist Grant award recipients

...Ross-Spang, helped them produce and record the initial songs for this album. Deering and Wagner plan to complete the album at Studio A, located in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, by August and host their album release party in September.Guest judges...
Sammy Burrous to present Tom Waits tribute

...will help raise funds for Burrous' Devils Club debut EP, currently in the works. The eight-song EP, recorded at Studio A with Betsy Sims, features five original songs and three covers.Primarily a blues man, Burrous grew up in Ketchikan...
AWARE announces first annual Arts and Media Scholarship Contest for Juneau teens

...These scholarships can be used to attend an art class at the University of Alaska Southeast, a workshop at a local studio, a dance lesson and more.The contest is open to a variety of artistic expressions including, but not limited to, drawings...
Two decades of open mic prep Sullivan for first CD

...album, both Sullivan and Fry play acoustic guitar, and Sullivan plays harmonica and sings. Recorded by Betsy Sims at Studio A, the album was recorded in one continuous session."The type of music is folk-gospel-blues, but it's not church...
The ABC's of "rudderless travel," Part II approaching.Our cook, Jim Briggs, begins an impromptu saxophone session of tunes he has recorded in a Seattle studio. A professional photographer from New York, who I know only as Kit, wanders down from a house he owns here to listen...
Muller carries Folk Fest traditions forward

...and a nearly full-time job at the humane society, as well as time with her boyfriend, and the recording project at Studio A, where her album now in its final stages. She hopes to release it this spring.The album's 10 tracks are all originals...
Technically Art

...School, to give participants an overview of both auditoriums. The winter session may also include sound training, led by Studio A's Betsy Sims. Like Harper, Sims is in high demand as a sound technician, as she is one of the only people in town...


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