Nashville Singer/Songwriter and record producer. Touring, writing and making records for 10 years.
I built my recording studio with my own two hands; learning and obsessing over every new challenge, and that's how I make records: committed to find our way to something rad! I've got a vintage sensibility and I try to imbue every song I produce with a cool, human element, regardless of genre.
If you've got a track that needs vocals, I've got a formal background in vocal performance and I can sing all sorts of styles. Need guitars, bass or piano over your fresh beat? I've been playing for almost 20 years I've got a fantastic array of tools to get the vibe!
Need help writing your song and making a demo? Let me help you turn an idea into the real thing!
Want to make a record from scratch together? I can take you from the earliest demo process all the way through to the finish line.
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Interview with Samuel Pritchett
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: A majority of projects that I work on involve some type of arrangement work. I very often create a fully arranged demo with an artist to flesh out their song's idea, which then becomes the foundation of its master track. Whether it's remote, at my studio, or in another studio with the artist and an engineer, I'm usually responsible for the arrangement and performance of the instrumental tracks of the song, and often vocal backing tracks as well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm generally more a fan of great albums than of artists. Some of my faves: James Taylor - "Sweet Baby James" Dawes - "Nothing is Wrong" Foy Vance - "The Wild Swan" Carole King - "Tapestry" Eagles - "One of These Nights" Ryan Adams - "Heartbreaker" The Bros. Landreth - "Let it Lie" Ed Sheeran - "Divide" Elton John - "Honky Chateau" & "Madman Across the Water" Fleetwood Mac - "Rumors" James Bay - "Chaos and the Calm" John Mayer - "Continuum" Van Morrison - "Moondance" James Morrison - "Undiscovered" Maroon 5 - "Songs About Jane" Kacey Musgraves - "Golden Hour" Genre and era wise, I tend to really love records from the singer songwriter boom of 1968-1974, the popular Southern, British and CA based rock from the same era, as well as what's been happening in Americana over the last decade. Producerw-wise, I'm a big fan of Jaquire King's records, Tom Dowd, Berry Gordy, and everything Dave Cobb has done in the last few years.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio "The Bungalow Studio" is in Nashville, TN. It's a large, 20x23, acoustically treated live room. I work on a refurbished 1983 Soundcraft 400b 32 channel recording console, with Focal Alpha 80 monitors. I run sessions from my MacBook pro with a 2nd monitor and interface with a UA Apollo.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Other than 10 years experience as a recording artist and producer, a formal education in vocal performance, multi-instrumental talent, a 400 song catalogue and a deep desire to introduce humanity, nuance and depth into everything I create? Mean shaker/tambo chops.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: In terms of production, I think vocals are the area I'm strongest in. I love bgv arrangement and getting the most compelling vocal performance from an artist. Instrumentally, I play the guitar best.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Like a lot of producers, its a pretty wide spectrum, but I work mostly in the arenas of Country, Singer/Songwriter, Americana, and the Pop "versions" of the aforementioned.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't over-compress. The records with the most staying power from almost every era have in common that the producers and engineers didn't take sonic short-cuts by over-compressing their mixes.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes someday. I think he's a genius.