"... alot of things going on right now with the new studio up and running with 900 sq ft. of recording space."
An upgrade to Protools HD2 Accel recording format was just installed.. some new and vintage mics have also been acquired.
New banjo's have been added to my collection... Alot of people want to know about what kind of instruments I play.
My acoustic guitar is a Collings OM2H with an RMC pickup system in it. These guitars are made my Bill Collings in Austin Tex. My banjos are Nechville, I have 3 of them. My electric banjo is called The Meteor, my main acoustic is called a Nextar and my newest is called a Phantom, all built by my friend Tom Nechville and his merry band of brilliant builders.
I am a Nechville Endorser and proud of it... I also have a custom built Bud Soesbee banjo with a Steve Huber tone ring, a Goldtone Whyte Lady 2 and a Goldtone Banjola... I also play an A. Lawrence Smart F-Style Mandolin... Lawrence is also a good friend who lives in McCall, Idaho.. he builds incredible instruments and is a great fisherman, I use an LR Baggs pickup on my mando... All of these travel in Calton Cases. I use Elixer Strings on all of my instruments.
My pedal board consist of a Boss TU-2 Tuner, an Ibanez Digital Delay, a MXR Phase 100, a MXR Micro Amp and a LR Baggs Para-DI... this goes to the sound man and a line is also sent to my onstage monitor amp... I use a 100 watt Fender On-Stage wedge which has a 12 inch Co-ax speaker in it.
I am from North Carolina but have made my home in Nashville, TN since 1994. I have a band with my brother called the Carter Brothers Band. We are an Americana/Bluegrass band using drums, bass, electric guitars with banjo and mandolin - a Tom Petty meets New Grass Revival mix..We spent the last few years traveling and playing with Vassar Clements.. (Vassar played on our Cracks in the Floor CD) I play on others sessions, adding banjo/mandolin. You can hear me on the new "Hank3 Straight To Hell" cd... I'm also a recording engineer, owning my own ProTools studio. I have engineered GRAMMY nominated records for Phillip Aaberg, Michael Duchet, Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky as well as a GRAMMY winner for Alison Brown.
"I welcome projects."