New York, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2011
BreakThru Radio is pleased to announce the third episode of its new web-TV show, Dubway Days, which documents the creative process of the best musicians and songwriters working today. The show is about the magic that happens when two artists are thrown together in a recording studio to write and record a song in a single day.
Producer Mike Crehore is hunched over his vintage mixing board in the control room of Dubway Studios. His eyes still on the video monitors, Mike says, “The question is not just whether can we write and record a great song…”
Singer-songwriter Ben Arthur, who is working nearby on a laptop, finishes his thought, “But can we do it in one day?”
That question will be put to the dramatic test as Dubway Days launches its third episode on Monday, April 18th, 2011, featuring bestselling author/celebrated musician Wesley Stace/John Wesley Harding on http://www.dubwaydays.com
The tagline for Dubway Days, “Two Artists…One Day…One Song,” sums up the mechanics of the show, but its drama hinges on the immensity of that task. Ben Arthur and a guest begin a day of taping in the morning with absolutely no preconceived ideas for a song. Viewers get a front row seat to witness the false starts and eventual magic that evolves from the creative. Once the song is written, producers Mike Crehore and Al Houghton take the lead to engineer and orchestrate a polished recording of the song using the amazing tools of Dubway Studios.
“The whole process is wild and scary, with the potential for huge payoffs or embarrassing letdowns,” says Arthur. “Just the opportunity to work with Wes was a kick. Simply put, he’s one of the most literate and inventive musicians out there.”
As a musician John Wesley Harding has released 15 albums and has performed with everyone from Bruce Springsteen (with whom he recorded a duet on his album Awake) to Iggy Pop. Meanwhile, on the literary side he has published three novels under his given name Wesley Stace, garnering accolades from the press and fellow writers alike, with translations appearing in Italy, France, Holland, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, and Israel. His newest book, Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer is, as the New York Times puts it: “an intricate, Chinese-box-like puzzle…steeped in music,” and his newest album was recorded with backing band The Decembrists.
“We jumped at the chance to have Wes into Dubway,” says producer Al Houghton, who co-owns the studio with Mike Crehore. Dubway Studios is often described as one of the few remaining great studios of New York City. Tucked away on the 22nd floor of an office building on Wall Street, Dubway possesses an all-inclusive wish list of legendary musical instruments and recording equipment, both vintage and new.
“We provide a great sounding room and the best recording equipment money can buy,” says producer Al Houghton, “but what the musicians do with those tools…well, that’s always the thrill!”
Check out the premiere of episode 3 with John Wesley Harding on BreakThru Radio TV YouTube or the BreakThru Radio site.
Also, don’t miss the first two episodes of Dubway Days featuring singer/songwriter Vienna Teng, and Americana darlings Ollabelle.
ABOUT BREAKTHRU RADIO
BreakThru Radio is "Radio Rediscovered" in a world where FM is out of frequency. In today's overly saturated music market, it is often difficult for listeners to find what they are looking for. BreakThru Radio has the solution. Listeners are given access to independent music from an expansive and diverse pool of genres, in addition to an innovative comedy & culture platform. Offering the best in music from around the world, BreakThru Radio brings its listeners tracks recorded exclusively for the BTR audience from our live studio. BTR offers on-demand access to its shows and on-the-go iPod capability. More information can be found at http://www.breakthruradio.com
ABOUT DUBWAY STUDIOS
Dubway Studios works with VH1, MTV, Nickelodeon, HBO, and practically every label out there, having recorded Ryan Adams, Patti Smith, Janet Jackson, Vampire Weekend, Bjork, John Legend, and many others. More information can be found at http://www.dubway.com
ABOUT BEN ARTHUR
Rolling Stone says, “Ben Arthur has the looks and hooks of John Mayer.” Ben has released five albums and a novel, and has performed alongside Dave Matthews, Bruce Hornsby, Tori Amos, and many others. More information can be found at http://www.benarthur.com
Photo attachment: On the set of Dubway Days are Ben Arthur, John Wesley Harding and producer Al Houghton.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Avi Ben-Zvi, BreakThru Radio, Phone: (914) 260-4012