NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 13 – Behind-the-scenes stories of writing, recording, producing, and engineering an album
Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com every Tuesday, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics.
Each week, the unedited and uncensored podcast features Rich Howells, NEPA Scene founder and editor; Mark Dennebaum, president and owner of TwentyFiveEight Studios; Lauren Quirolgico, commercial and content strategist at Lavelle Strategy Group and editor at TwentyFiveEight; and in the control room, Jimmy Reynolds, a musician, teacher, and lead audio engineer at TwentyFiveEight. Every episode streams on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and nepascene.com.
Scranton singer/songwriter Tom Graham is the guest in our 13th episode, and he is no stranger to our studio. Graham worked with our very own Jimmy Reynolds in The Stude to finish his brand new record, “Underneath a Rusting Roof,” so we discuss the recording process in-depth to demonstrate just how much work goes into making an album and why. Graham and Reynolds recall the album’s humble beginnings with a makeshift setup and take us through to the finished project, detailing the choices made on particular songs and the interesting and funny stories behind them, including debilitating injuries, habanero beer, and unexpected technical difficulties.
In the Last Word segment, we also talk about ghosts, ghost hunters, “Ghostbusters,” and Graham’s hilarious idea for a new paranormal reality show.
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Photo by Mark Dennebaum/TwentyFiveEight Studios