Monthly Archives: May 2014

Thank you Clark Hagan

Clark HaganLiving in Denver, I’m lucky enough to have a Grammy award winning engineer like Clark Hagan to work with. When we were first contacted about working on the Kevin Miso project, Clark was instrumental in assisting me every step of the way. I want to thank Clark for all his hard work and dedication throughout this project. Clark and I recently worked together on three other projects where he has both engineering and co-producer credits.

Please check out:

Blind and Blues Bound – The Dr. Izzy Band

Dave Preston – Come Alive

Krista Jenkins – It’s Just Me

A little more about Clark…

Biography:

Clark Hagan is a Colorado born Grammy award winning engineer with a world class resume and a legendary mastery of the recording arts.

After graduating from the University of Colorado at Denver, Clark began to master his craft as a recording engineer while working with the legendary Bill Porter whose credits include artists such as Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and the Everly Brothers while at RCA from 1959 to 1964.

Clark has worked with such national artists as Chet Akins, Kenny Passarelli, Marty Haggard, and Eugene Moles along with Colorado artists such as Dave Preston, Wild Angels, Nick O’Connor, and Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels to name a few. Clark has also been working with the Caribou Ranch estate on the “Caribou Collection” project with artists Elton John, Billy Joel, and Chicago, and is also refurbished one of the original Caribou Ranch consoles the “Olive”.

Whether it be mixing, tracking, or producing, from rock to country, Clark brings his rich heritage and diverse experience to every project and is always looking for artists who share the same passion, to make great sounding records.

Highlights

-Grammy Award Winner with Chet Atkins 

     1996 Best Country Instrumental E

-Grammy Nominated with Chet Atkins, and Tommy Emmanuel

     1997 Best Country Instrumental E,G

-RIAA Certified Platinum record with Brian White E

-Multi-Platinum movie, Get Serious with Ray Stevens M,E

-Justine Valdini-Where Does It Stop M,E

     Reached #9 on Adult Contemporary Charts

-Phil Jensen-Oh Silent Night P,M,E

     Reached #23 Adult Contemporary Charts

Release of “Zombie” by Kevin Miso – Kenny Passarelli (Co-producer)

Kevin Miso - ZombieToday is a very exciting day!!  Over the past few months, I’ve been working with this talented young singer/songwriter out of Long Beach, CA named Kevin Miso.  We worked on a few mixes of various songs together and finally produced this amazing single.

We believe in our hearts, this is a hit for sure.  Once you download and listen to this song, I’m sure you will become a Kevin Miso fan as I have.



Credits:

Don Williams – Executive Producer, have been scouting talent and championing for record deals, licensing deals and exposure to the general public. Past and present clients include Broadway songwriting team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Leon Russell, Tom Petty, reggae icons Bob Marley and Toots and the Maytals, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, pop group Chicago, folk/indie pioneer Tim Buckley, experimental composer Moondog, New Orleans rhythm & blues revolutionaries Professor Longhair, Earl King and James Booker, among others.

Kenny Passarelli – Co-producer, an American bass guitarist. Passarelli was a founding member of Barnstorm, co-writing the hit “Rocky Mountain Way”.  Passerelli has played with a variety of rock musicians, including Joe Walsh, Elton John, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills and Hall and Oates. He served as a replacement for Dee Murray in the Elton John Band from 1975–76, playing on the albums Rock of the Westies and Blue Moves. After leaving John’s band he joined the Hall And Oates band in June 1977 and appeared on their albums Livetime and Along the Red Ledge.

John Alagia – Co-producer, a three time grammy nominated, American record producer, composer, mixer and co-founder of Drive Music. Alagia has worked with artists including Dave MatthewsJohn MayerJason MrazPaul SimonHerbie HancockSerena RyderBrett DennenRachael YamagataBen Folds and many others.

Bobby Cowan – Publicist, of Rogers & Cowan

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