Rufus Wainwright Captivated Us With a Live Broadcast

The incredibly talented Rufus Wainwright stopped by The Village this month to serenade the KCRW listeners with old favorites and a few new tunes. With an extensive catalogue of hauntingly distinctive originals, Rufus kept us all captivated during this live broadcast. For an added bonus, Wainwright’s sister Martha was in attendance lending her crystal-clear, folk style voice to several harmony parts, including a beautiful French piece taught to them by their late mother. Ghian Wright engineered with Ravel Boynton assisting.

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#OfftheWall at #VillageStudios - Congratulations to Noel Zancanella who co/wrote and produced both Lucky Strike and Love Somebody on the #Maroon5 LP "Overexposed"! The album has sold over 1 Million copies since it's release in 2012. // #losangeles #california #recording #studio #music #audio #recording #instadaily
#OfftheWall at #VillageStudios – Congratulations to Noel Zancanella who co/wrote and produced both Lucky Strike and Love Somebody on the #Maroon5 LP “Overexposed”! The album has sold over 1 Million copies since it’s release in 2012. // #losangeles #california #recording #studio #music #audio #recording #instadaily

Elton John Releases 30th Solo LP – “The Diving Board”

Elton WebSir Elton John released his newest LP “The Diving Board” this Tuesday, September 24th! Recorded here at The Village and produced by the phenomenal T Bone Burnett – it should come as no surprise that critics have been lining up in support of the record. With an initial debut at Number 3 on the UK charts – the album is poised for similar success on the US charts! Congratulations to Elton on the release of this phenomenal record (his 30th solo album!). You can read more on the new release in the September issue of Rolling Stone.

Keith Urban Edges the Weeknd for No. 1 Debut on Billboard

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Keith Urban landed at No. 1 on Billboard charts with his new LP “Fuse”. Sessions for the album were held earlier this year in studio A and engineered by one of our Village favorites – Eric Liljestrand. Fuse is Keith’s fifth top 10 album and his second No. 1! Congratulations to Keith from all of us at The Village! Be sure to go and give the record a listen if you haven’t!

 

Iron & Wine: Live at Village Studios – Hosted by KCRW

IWWith a name that stems from a dietary supplement by the name of “Beef Iron & Wine” – one may not know what to expect sonically from the act. The band – comprised only of singer-songwriter Sam Beam (and occasionally a few touring musicians) – represent a unique blend of folk and indie rock. Since releasing debut LP The Creek Drank The Cradle in 2002 – Iron & Wine has achieved great critical and commercial success. We had the honor of having both Sam and his backing band in studio for a KCRW session. We present the classic performance in its entirety below:

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