Cowboy Keith Thompson

Nashville Producer Engineer

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Full song production from your Lyrics or Simple Demo to Finished product. Using Nashville’s top session Players (no electronics all real instruments) Real musicians recording the session together live to give you the best product possible. Mixed and mastered and handed to you within 14 days of order.

Full Song production with a Nashville Allstar Band - On guitar Joe V McMahan (K.D. lang and Jo-El Sonnier, Lee Ann Womack, Shelby Lynne and Allison Moore ) , Guitar- Tony Obrotha -( Little BiG Town, LeAnn Rimes, Wynona Judd,Peter Cetera) Bass -James Hags Haggerty (Josh Rouse, The Original Blues Brothers Band , from Wilco The Autumn Defense, Joe Marc's Brother), Sax- Randy Leago(The Beach Boys, Shelby Lynne, Martina McBride, Duane Eddy, Deana Carter), Keys - Micah Hulscher (Margo Price, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Alabama Shakes), Drums- Martin Lynds(Chuck Mead, James Burton, Last Train Home, Marty Stuart)

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Interview with Cowboy Keith Thompson

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: My lable inglehood records, 12 great classic Soul and R&B records

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: A collection of instrumental circus music

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: I like to use analog preamp’s and real instruments but ProTools and wave files unfortunately work best in this situation

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: That we record things piece by piece, here we do it all as live as possible, overdubbing vocals and high horns

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: What do you want to get out of this recording and what is the message and the feeling you're trying to get across

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: Please be as descriptive as possible, in the style that you would like the music to reflect, using references to other artist that you admire

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: Two track analog recorder recorder, 4 good microphones,good preamps, a good piano, and Guitar

  15. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  16. A: Americana and roots music, Jazz, Soul and R&B

  17. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  18. A: A true organic quality that only cutting the live using with multiple musicians,with real instruments can give you

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: Full live tracking room, two Isolationrooms,two guitar closet’s, piano room, The ability to record 10 musicians live

  21. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  22. A: Stax records, Phil Spector, Capital Studio A, Frank Sinatra, Prez Prado

  23. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  24. A: The best possible work at the agreed price no surprises

  25. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  26. A: I get to work with talented musicians

  27. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  28. A: How fast can I get this, Me how good do you want to sound??

  29. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  30. A: I’ve been doing this for 31 years

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Laid-back organic cooperative

  33. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  34. A: I would love to work with James Hunter no one’s doing old school soul better than him right now

  35. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  36. A: Hire the best musicians

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: Production and mixing

  39. Q: What's your typical work process?

  40. A: Get demo,lyrics, create Nashville number chart ,reference source material, record live with full band

  41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  42. A: Vintage R&B jazz and soul

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I was the Producer, engineer, mixer in this production

Terms Of Service

Lyric Sheet, - song Key, - if you play or sing please send a MP3 of you playing the song/singing ( into IPHone Memo, GarageBand Etc). - Please send an example of other similar artist as reference

GenresSounds Like
  • Booker T. & the M.G.'s
  • Arthur Alexander
  • Ruth Brown
Gear Highlights
  • Gretsch drums
  • Hammond B3 and Leslie
  • Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Baldwin piano
  • vintage guitars
  • Vintage amps
  • Full complement pearl hand percussion
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SoundBetter Deal

One song $500, Two songs for $800