Man this year flew by! My routine has changed a bit since our daughter Fiona was born back in January but somehow over 50 bands either tracked, mixed, mastered or all three at Black in Bluhm this year! I cut back my hours at the studio to 4 days a week and set up a nice mixing / mastering room at home so I can hang with the little shredder. This year I squeezed in a couple short Europe tours and we took the family to Talum for Fiona’s first beach party between projects. It’s been a lot of work on very little sleep but super rewarding. I’m super stoked for the world to hear some of the recent stuff coming out of the studio, much of which has yet to be released. Thanks to all the artists/bands from all over the globe. If you traveled far to come record, thank you! I hope it was worth it. Thanks to the other studios and record labels for sending work here! Thanks to the bands that rehearse in our spaces! Sorry the beer machine only takes quarters! Thanks the most to the local scene that continues to blow my mind by sending better and better bands. In Denver alone there has been a few full length albums that are really great this year. Anyway, special thanks to Dan Fox, the undercover hero of Black in Bluhm and to Melissa’s parents for watching Fiona for 3 days a week and most of all to Melissa Fogal for being the most supportive wife a guy could ask for. Ok here’s the bands and artists from 2017 that I had the pleasure to work with: Tag and share if you did a thing!
The Sleights, The Bombpops, Buck O Nine, Sam Cooper, Traitors to the Queen, No Takers, Echo Beds, Lowfills, Bloodgate, Pizza Tramp, The Queers, Fountain, Raging Nathans, Rocky Mountain Contraband, The Hits, Redbush, Potato Pirates, False Report, Hotel Bar, Grayson County Burn Ban, Sniper 66, VS You, Hostile Takeover, Underrated World, Couch Bombs, Dirty Few, Just Bugs, Lawsuit Models, Brain Whalstrom, Buffalo Party, Paradise Kings, The Connection, The Hybrids, U.S. Tigers, 1000 Volt Ghost, Too Many Humans, Russian Girlfriends, Yotam Ben Horin, Samiam, Bud Bronson and the Good Timers, ( one day this thing will get finished! ) Scorpios, Will Pearson, Michael Madden, Girl Band, Walter, Lost Walks, Reinstated.