On May 16th, the TV film “Bessie” premiered on HBO. The film stars Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith, the legendary American blues singer otherwise known as “The Empress of the Blues”. Queen Latifah lent her own vocals for the film, and the sessions were engineered here at The Village by one of our own, Ed Cherney. Check it out here!
“Currency Of Man” is stylistically different for Gardot, featuring her primarily on electric guitar – a departure from her typical piano heavy tracks. Furthering it’s uniqueness, the album was tracked to Analog tape, and tuned to 432hz.
We think the album is an absolute work of art, and Billboard agrees! Just this week, “Currency Of Man” went to #1 on Billboard’s Jazz Chart. Check it out here!
The Village studio manager, Tina Morris, was recently featured among a panel of recording pros to discuss the right attitude and expectations to bring to the studio. Give a read in The HUB, a great resource offered up from Musician’s Friend online.
Mark Ronson recently signed on as a Grammy Amplifier Ambassador and we had the pleasure of hosting the three time Grammy winning producer and Amplifier winner, Eyango in our Studio A while they discussed the importance of the program for upcoming artists.
Take a look at the beautifully done commercial also showcasing Hyundai’s new set of wheels.
Post a picture of yourself on Instagram wearing our SXSW Village/KCSN lanyard, and tag @VillageStudios – we’ll be reposting your pictures all week. At the end of the week, the person with the best picture (selected by our Village staff) will win 1 free day of studio time with a world class producer here at The Village!
Get creative, and start posting!