Howling brothers LP

Nashville, Tn – Welcome to 1979 Recording Studio–  Cutting lacquers for the next Howlin Brothers LP produced by Brendan Benson. You will dig this record! At Welcome to 1979 with Cameron Henry. Yahoo!

Mastering at 1979

This week in 1979’s mastering department: A new 45 RPM record for Brendan Benson, and a full length for Grant Ferguson, and a full length for Nashville artist “Sarah and Lindsay”

Fan Mail!

We received this via email today: “Hello Chris [engineer/owner of Welcome To 1979] , I just wanted to tell you that I heard Brendan Benson’s Pretty Baby for the first time today and my jaw hit the floor!! I looked … Continue reading

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Brendan Benson Plectrum Sessions

Brendan Benson on the Plectrum Sessions presented by Ben Sherman! Talks about new label Readymade Records, Nashville, recording at WELCOME TO 1979. . . “it’s a family kind of vibe” Plus, KILLER acoustic version of “Keep Me” with Mark Watrous. … Continue reading

Brendan Benson Album Release

Tonight! Brendan Benson’s album release party – be there! The album was recorded and mixed at ’79!

Sneak Peaks – Benson and Hines

So you want a sneak peak of Brendan Benson’s new record? It was recorded and mixed right here at ’79, so check it out! Check out a sneak peak of Young Hines new record! Recorded at ’79 by Chris Mara, … Continue reading

readymade music feature

Well this sure is nice! The folks at ReadyMade Music featured Welcome To 1979 and Chris Mara on their website- check it out!

upstairs @ united news!

Big news! Two artists (Brendan Benson and Cory Chisel ) from the “Upstairs at United” record series (recorded by the ’79 gang live to tape) are going to be available exclusively on Record Store Day (Black Friday) at your local … Continue reading


Killer article in the Nashville Scene today. Check it out!

Leah Mason tracking

We’re tracking new songs for Leah Mason (from London, on Interscope * Geffen * A&M Records) with Brendan Benson producing and Chris Mara engineering. They’ll be at it for the next couple of weeks!