Professional, high quality, and tasteful dobro tracks to liven your song, no matter what genre. I have recorded on major label projects, and worked with Grammy, CMA, and CCMA award winning artists and producers.
I will provide top quality dobro tracks that will suit your song, no matter the genre. I have played dobro for more than twenty years, professionally for the last five. In that time, I have played on the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, the Today Show, Live with Ryan and Kelly, and the Canadian Country Music Awards. I have also played on some of the biggest country festival stages in Canada and the US, as well as Europe and Australia. I am currently playing for country duo, High Valley.
I work hard to provide my clients with tracks that add life to their music, without overpowering them. Although I specialize in bluegrass and country, I can adapt to many genres.
I also have many years of experience on acoustic guitar. If you are looking for acoustic tracks with a bluegrass/country feel, look no further.
All I need is an mp3 or wav file of your song, the song tempo (BPM), project sample rate and bit depth, and any instructions on what you are wanting me to play. I would prefer if the track is lined up to a click track, but I can make it work if it is not. Also, providing charts if possible will make the process smoother.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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13 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Raymond Klassen
Very doubtful you'll find a better dobro player anywhere.
Raymond did a wonderful job on the song I sent to him. Recorded and played great.
Raymond's dobro playing is superb. I needed a specific blues-driven dobro feel for my song and he more than delivered with playing that not only complemented the existing tracks but effortlessly carved out its own distinctive space and vibe. Highly recommended!
Raymond mixed and mastered 10 songs of instrumental music and he did a very good job. Easy to talk to and just seems like an all round nice guy to work with
When I auditioned Raymond's sound clip, I knew that that's the kind of playing I needed on my track. After we briefly spoke, he wound up nailing it!! Hi highly recommend Raymond Klassen for dobro/slide!!
We got Raymond to do 2 songs for us with the Dobro. Beautiful work of art and a clear and warm sound. Easy to work with and prompt response to questions. Very helpful
Raymond is a true pro! Awesome quality, beautiful sounds! 10/10
Super talented, awesome tone, would highly recommend!
Raymond is a musician's musician and a considerate pro. I never have to do anything to the track he sends. Perfect right out of the box.
Fantastic creativity and great sounding dobro
Raymond is very professional and his track suits my song well! Definitely recommended
Beyond my wildest hopes Raymond. It's killer, you are a star!
An Embarrassment of musical riches.
Thanks Tons man -- great great playing.
Raymond did a great job with my project! He performed top quality work He was professional, punctual, and kind throughout. I look forward to working with him again!
Interview with Raymond Klassen
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my work is adding dobro to client's songs to fill in the gaps and add some shine. Dobro is a great instrument to add emotion to a song, and I like the challenge of making the listener weep, if that's what the song is meant to do.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I strive to enhance the song, without being a distraction. My playing will bring life to your song, whether it's adding grit, or making the dobro weep.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My musical strength is finding the right feel for the job. My goal in any situation is to be tasteful and play the right notes.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically record on bluegrass and country projects, but also have experience in the contemporary Christian industry.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been playing music for more than twenty years, and started professionally five years ago.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I played on a session for High Valley's Dear Life album, and got to play with some top level session musicians, including Nir Z and Ilya Toshinsky.