After a couple of years of independently recording ourselves and friends on 4-track cassette recorders, Daniel and I began working on projects together in 1997 when we recorded a local band on one of our 4-track machines. That recording ended up getting released by a local record label, and other local bands' interest in having us record them began to grow and started a relentless effort to upgrade our gear and improve recording techniques. For several years after that first recording Daniel lived in Nashville, earning a recording degree and working in various studios. During that period I remained in New Orleans, established The Living Room, and recorded a long list of mostly local bands out of my two-bedroom house. In 2003 we wanted to progress together with the studio in New Orleans and Daniel moved back from Nashville. After quickly outgrowing the small house and being limited to certain types of projects due to the space constraints, we began searching for a new facility that could accomodate nearly any size project or style of music and also have enough space to pursue our many other hobbies. In October, 2004, we purchased a former wood frame church from the 1930's with a large attached workshop, ceased booking projects at the original location, and started working on the new version of The Living Room. By utilizing each other's strengths during planning and construction, we now record projects in our dream facility and continue to do our own maintenance on all of the recording gear and instruments, in addition to engineering and other studio-related duties. Together we have over 25 years of experience and have recorded hundreds of projects, and always strive to capture the energy of a performance in an environment that is comfortable for the artists. We treat every project as an individual period of human interraction and audio documentation, and never want anyone to feel as though they are just a client. Thank you for visiting this site.
2012 & 2013 Offbeat Magazine Studio Of The Year
2011 & 2012 Offbeat Magazine Engineer Of The Year