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SugarHill Recording Studios Soundbytes eZine

August 2011 


Welcome to the August edition of the SugarHill ezine. We hope you've been well - staying cool, staying busy. We have, and we've got plenty of great music (plus two brand new bathrooms) to show for it. What's more, our chief engineer Andy Bradley turns 60 this month! Please call to wish him a Happy Birthday, but not when he's in session...  



Dan Workman

 jackson potts ii art show at Catalina Coffee   


jackson potts ii art show

August 20, 2011

Catalina Coffee, 2201 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007



11-year wunderkind photographer, jackson potts, ii will have his first gallery exhibit at local caffeine emporium turned art gallery Catalina Coffee. jackson is a working photographer, shooting for 002 Houston, Austin's music blog/podcast Vivogig, and recently submitted images for BrookStone catalog.

His first gallery exhibit Rock & Roll Portraits features photographs of eight bands that he has also interviewed, including Benjamin Wesley and Sara Van Buskirk.  


This exhibit recognizes his growing status as an artist. He will be partnering with Living Water International, to travel to Africa and photograph his experiences there which will later be compiled for a coffee table book to raise awareness and funds for the organizationAll proceeds from this show will go towards the project.

For more information, see the story by Marc Brubaker for or visit


unedited photo of Benjamin Wesley by jackson potts, ii.
No Hidden Meanings


Coming up towards the end of this month is your chance to see SugarHill president Dan Workman play live in a totally unique setting. The event is called No Hidden Meanings.   


No Hidden Meanings is a collaboration between local recording artists Two Star Symphony and Dan Workman. They will be performing original songs inspired by works by the artist Wayne Gilbert.  Dan says, "I've long been intrigued by Wayne's paintings with cremated human remains. Not grossed out; rather it seems like a dramatic privilege for a human to literally wind up as art. Likewise, I remember being in awe of Two Star Symphony from afar. I realized that they would be the perfect partners for writing and performing music that was an homage to Wayne's work."


The result of the unique pairing will be staged in two seperate performances taking place on Saturday, August 26 at the Obsidian Art Space in the Heights, 3522 White Oak Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77007 


Tickets $10, shows at 7pm & 9pm. Buy tickets here. 

Wire Road Studios

Houston has a brand new recording facility. Located in the Heights, Wire Road Studios is the brainchild of James Kelly, who serves as studio's president and chief engineer. Some of our staff had the pleasure of visiting the studio last weekend, and it is truly a beautiful facility. So here's a giant welcome from Houston's oldest studio to it's newest! We wish you many great years of music making in this wonderful city.
wire road
 Canned Acoustica Numero Quatro 

Canned Acoustica is a nonprofit organization that loves Houston music and helping our community. They put on an ongoing acoustic concert series, all proceeds of which support and raise awareness of a local charity or cause.


Canned Acoustica Numero Cuatro is taking place Friday, August 26th at 7pm at Warehouse Live's green room. This awesome show will feature unplugged performances by Los Skarnales, Literary Greats, Springfield Riots, Venomous Maximus, Nick Gaitan, Frank Freeman, Screwtape, Brandon West and The Black Hats.


Canned Acoustica Numero Cuatro will benefit a local school that is in dire need of some of the most basic school supplies. To attend CA#4, simply bring ANY TWO of the following school supplies:


Loose leaf notebook paper (>80 sheets)
Spiral Notebooks: 70-page, single subject
Pencils (1 pckg >24 count)
Markers: fine point and regular (>2)
Multi-colored construction paper (>30 sheets)

canned acoustic

Leah White Records album for Houston's Birthday 


SugarHill was honored to again host local artist Leah White as she recorded her newest album with engineer Chris Longwood. The album, which like her previous work is geared towards young audiences, will be a celebration of Houston's 175th birthday. Special thanks to our friend Ned Hibberd for covering the recording sessions on FOX 26 news!

Click on the image below to check out the news spot:
leah white  



Local electro/indie band Glasnost is getting ready to release their full-length video entitled Valis, very soon. We thought we'd give you a teaser of the vid, produced by local photographer, Robert MacCready.

glasnost party

Fever Tree and Andy Bradley in the Chronicle 


If you've been reading the Houston Chronicle, you might have noticed that last weekend, Andy Bradley made the front page of the star section! He's recently been working with Rob Landes, the keyboardist for the long-lost Houston band Fever Tree, to release an album of rare material that hasn't seen the light of day since the 60s. The band scored a modest national hit with "San Francisco Girls" and built a sizable local following in Houston before breaking up just a few years later. New York's Sundazed Records will be releasing Fever Tree Live 1969 this week.

Thanks to our friend Andrew Dansby for the story, here