Tracking and Mixing this week at 79

What’s cooking in the studio this week at Welcome to 1979?

The last two days we have been tracking Chip Greene who is here recording his new album with us at 79! Singer/songwriter Chip Greene hails from Nashville, TN and has pursued music from a young age. He has been influenced by artists/lyricists like Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, and Aimee Mann.


His new album is sounding great so far! Keep an eye out for it!

Don’t forget that you don’t have to record here to get that ’79 touch! This week Chris Mara is mixing an EP for Good Boy Daisy. Good Boy Daisy is a rock/post grunge band based out of Scottsdale, AZ.


Look out for these records and stay tuned for more studio news!

Support Local Elementary School at Welcome to 1979’s Sylvan Park Social

Welcome to 1979 is hosting the Sylvan Park Social this Friday, September 23, 2016, from 6:30-10 pm! This event is a fundraiser for the local school, Sylvan Park Elementary. Come out for an adults-only evening of fun, drinks, food, silent auction and more! Take the opportunity to support this great local school and tour Welcome to 1979. Ticket price of $30 includes beer, wine, and great food donated by local restaurants like Hattie B’s, Slow and Low Bistro, McDougal’s Chicken, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Dickey’s Barbecue, Tin Wings, and many more! sylvan-park-social-logo

Join parents, teachers, and other supporters of Sylvan Park in an evening of fun and don’t forget to bid in the silent auction! Silent auction items include:

Our super-popular Teacher Outings! And…Jupiter JTR500 trumpet (MSRP $800) – Nashville Predators pennant autographed by James Neal – Refurbished bike from Oasis Bike Workshop – Two 7-Course Meals at The Catbird Seat (MSRP $230) – OAK Nashville gift basket valued at $100 – Free pair of glasses from SEE Eyewear – Signed, Limited Edition Hatch Show Print from Alan LeQuire’s Suffragette Statue Unveiling – Haircut and Keritan Treatment at Rodney Mitchell Salon – Foursome of Golf to Nashville Golf and Athletic – Oil Change, Tire Rotation and Vehicle Inspection from Billy’s Corner – Will and Trust Package from Welty Law ($300 value) – Signed “Goodnight, Nashville” book and Nashville print – $50 gift card to Salt & Vine – 2 two-person free three course meals to Double Dogs – Pet Spa Day from Murphy Road Animal Hospital – 4 tickets to Nashville Zoo – Calypso Cafe gift cards – Fat Bottom Brewery Gift Basket – Maggie Moo’s free monthly ice cream for a year – Flip Burger gift cards – Nashville Gymnastics Training Center birthday party – Farm Burger Gift Card – Summer Camp at USN – Tickets to the Frist – Studio Visits to Brushfire Pottery – 10 Centennial SportsPlex Admissions – Family Visit to Cheekwood – Art Classes at Little Art House – 2 Spring Registrations for McCabe Little League – PortaVia gift cards – Dalt’s gift card – gift card from Coco’s Italian Market – Brewery Tour for Four to Black Abbey Brewery – Two Hand-Stitched Animal Pillows from Gingiber – Gift card to Uncle Classic Barbershop – O’Charley’s gift card – Adventure Science Center Day Passes – Taylor Swift Promotional Guitar Picks – and many, many more!

Visit the link above to sign up for this awesome event! Support a local school and spend an evening of fun, food, and drink at Welcome to 1979!

This week at ’79!

Curious as to what we had going down in the studio this week? We had another direct-to-disc session this week with Keenan Wade and Grace Adele, who make up the group The Farmer and Adele.


The band was a pleasure to have in the studio, and we love the opportunity for direct-to-disc recordings! Their smooth sound filled the studio with what they call country western cowboy swing.

We also had Chris Scruggs and The Stone Fox Five in the studio this week! Their old school Americana sound put us all in a good mood here at ’79.


Be on the lookout for record releases from these two bands, because they’ve got some sounds you’re gonna want to hear! Stay tuned for more upcoming projects at Welcome to 1979. There is always more great music to be made!

Welcome to 1979 provides great atmosphere for music video shoots!

Aside from the great sounds you can get at Welcome to 1979, we offer a great atmosphere, perfect for shooting a vibey, in-studio music video! Why not tackle two tasks at once and shoot your music video here while making your record?! It’s a great way to save time and money, and the ’79 studio makes an awesome video set. Capture amazing shots in our live rooms or cut to some cool vintage gear up in the control room. Our space is extremely versatile; rooms can go from vocal booth one day to makeup and wardrobe room for a video shoot the next! music-video-shotOverall, the studio is a great space to record music and video alike. With a fun environment, a retro feel, and string lights to set the mood, you can’t go wrong with shooting at Welcome to 1979.

Check out this music video shot at Welcome to 1979 earlier this year! To Each His Own – Suzy Jones.

Check out our rates on our website, or email for more info!

Let us help with your winter releases!

The Holiday season is going to be here before we know it and what makes a better gift than a record?! Well, maybe this sweater… But hey, why not both?christmas sweater

If you are looking to release a record before the end of the year, let us help and send us your projects ASAP! We work with several plants to get the best sounding records to our clients. Current turnaround times are 10-12 weeks, so it’s time to get the ball rolling! Be sure to check out our lacquer cutting rates to see which is the best option for you! With our in-house electroplating facility, we can cut and plate records for high fidelity and with lightning fast turn around times! Then we’ll send your metal parts off to the pressing plant of your choice! Take a look at this blog post from last month or email for more info on our electroplating services.

If you want your record in people’s hands before the end of the year, let’s get started today!

New Direct-to-Disc Projects at ’79

1468542_10151801706368063_337973327_nWe’ve had the opportunity to do some more direct-to-disc recording sessions as of late, and they are always a blast! Last week we did a direct-to-disc session with The Tens (The Roaring Tens), a musical collective based out of Los Angeles. If you want to see what a direct-to-disc session looks like, check out this video from our Facebook page getting up close with the session, our cutting engineer Cameron Henry, and engineer/owner Chris Mara!

Direct-to-disc recording was the primary recording format before the 1950s. Now we are one of the only studios in the world who can record directly to vinyl master. As you can see in the video above, direct-to-disc features a “live” set that is carefully engineered and mixed live while the analog disc cutting head (managed by the cutting engineer) cuts directly onto the master lacquer. Direct-to-disc recording can offer you the whole package: a completely analog recording experience, high fidelity, and affordability, all while experiencing recording in a whole new way! Not sure if a direct-to-disc session would be right for you? Email us with questions/concerns and ask us about our rates at!

We are cooking up another direct-to-disc session for next week so be sure to stay tuned!

More Exciting Artists Tracking At Welcome to 1979

This week in the studio we’re gonna be hearing some great sounds as we track two bands who have come to us from opposite sides of the country.

Ross Livermore Band-

These guys have come to Nashville by way of Boston. They’re a soul-twinged rock and roll outfit who are here with us to record a full length album featuring 8 brand new songs. They are also known for their exciting live performances so be sure to check out their Nashville area tour dates over the next couple of weeks on their Facebook page here.

We are excited to have the Ross Livermore Band in the studio! Check out their song “To Life” below.



The Tens-

The Tens (The Roaring Tens) are a musical collective based out of Los Angeles.  Their musical genre is considered to be experimental and they’re here to record a Direct-to-Disc LP with us. Check out some of their tour dates on their Facebook page here, and take a listen to their song “Mother, Father” below!


That’s what’s happening at ’79 this week, but stay tuned for more studio news and announcements!

Exciting Announcements on Confirmed Panelists

As the 8th Annual Recording Summit at Welcome to 1979 is quickly approaching, Summit planning is in full swing! We have just released an exciting list of some of our confirmed panelists.

Some 2016 Panelist Highlights:
F. Reid Shippen: Among Shippen’s credits are names like Jewel, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, and Lady Antebellum, all for which he was a mixing engineer.
Pete Lyman: Lyman has engineered, mixed, and/or mastered for artists like Jason Isbell, Ben Harper, and Shooter Jennings.
Matt Ross-Spang: Ross-Spang engineered Jason Isbell’s 2013 album Something More Than Free.
Andrew Mendelson: Mendelson is the owner and chief mastering engineer at Georgetown Masters in Nashville.
Paul Worley: Worley has produced for the likes of Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans, and Martina McBride.
Dave Derr: Derr is the designer of the Empirical Labs Distressor.
Brent Maher: Composer and producer Brent Maher has worked with artists like The Judds and Kenny Rogers.
Richard Bennett: Bennet is a Composer, lyricist, and guitar player who has worked with and played for Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, and Miranda Lambert.
Neal Cappellino: The credits of engineer Neal Cappellino feature names like Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, and and Darius Rucker.

We are very excited about featuring these awesome panelists this year but there is still more to come! There are more panels, panelists and special guests that have yet to be announced!

The Summit is limited to 60 spots and many have already secured theirs. Sign up today because you’re not gonna want to miss it!10686720_10152534077133063_9140107938786345124_n

Tape Camp 2016!

Join Chris Mara at WELCOME TO 1979 for Fall Tape Camp- a weekend of discussion, demonstration, and hands-on participation into all things analog recording. Network with fellow audio lovers and gain insider tips & tricks on how to better use your own recording setups in a more “analog” way from the man behind ’79 and Mara Machines, this upcoming September 24, 25, & 26, 2016!




There’s only one spot left and you don’t want to miss this! You can sign up here


In the Studio with Frank Foster

We’ve had Country music artist Frank Foster in the studio for over a week now, and tracking his new album has been a blast for all involved! From stories about his home state of Louisiana and about his days in the oilfields over a cup of coffee, to making awesome music, Frank Foster and his band are a pleasure to have in the studio. Not to mention the crockpot full of food and home-made goodies he brings in each day! We also don’t mind having his badass trailer parked out front!

frank foster

Recording at 1979 is all about getting that certain sound, and we’ll do anything to achieve it! Check out these videos on our Facebook page of us tracking a group handclap and a unique percussion box. And the tootsie pops are complimentary!

We are excited to see what the next couple of weeks with Frank bring and for more great music to come!