Production

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The Contender- John McDermott (2014)






This collection of mostly traditional tunes is a stripped down affair featuring John's smooth tenor, me on various guitars, Christine Bougie on lap steel & electric guitar, Maury LaFoy on bass and Eric Robertson on piano.

Shadows In The Light (2013)

This is Kevin's 4th CD that I've been involved with. It was a pleasure to work with such a fine singer, lyricist and songwriter on his latest collection of songs and settings.
I hope it does very well for him!

The album was recorded and mixed at The Drive Shed by John "Beetle" Bailey & assisted by Taylor Kernohan.
Mastered by George Seara.
The cover artwork, "Angel On A Smoke Break" is by Kevin's wife Lisa Dickson.

The musicians are:
Kevin Hutchings- vocals
Jason Fowler- guitars, charango & harmony vocals
Maury LaFoy- bass
Mark Mariash- drums & percussion
Michael Johnston- keyboards
Christine Bougie- lap steel & electric guitar
Sahra Featherstone- harp & violin



 



This is the second project I've arranged and produced for Room 217, a company dedicated to creating specialized music for use in hospice and palliative care.
Instrumentation is guitar and flute (Les Allt) and vocals by myself and Bev Foster, the founder of Room 217.

Forever Love (2012)

The Old House (2012)





This is a collaborative venture with John McDermott. We each picked some of our favorite songs and recorded them as stripped down as possible.
There are a few new ones on here too: 2 solo guitar pieces and a cover of Warren Zevon's "Don't Let Us Get Sick" sung by moi.
We thought it'd be a good idea to have an album that reflects our latest touring incarnation as either a duo or trio...





This new album for Solitudes features 14 instrumental arrangements of beloved songs by James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson et al. Featuring the lovely playing of Burke Carrol (dobro & pedal steel), Don Reed (violin) and Attila Fias (piano).
And I played the guitar:)

Sunshine On My Shoulders (2012)

Southwest Spa (2011)





This is my latest project for The Solitudes label.
I composed, arranged and produced this album of relaxation music.
I played guitar and charango and Les Alt played native flute.
Recorded & Mixed at Phase One, Toronto, May 2011.







I co-produced this 4 song EP with Emily's dad, Blake Papsin, who I've produced CD's for in the past.
Emily is an amazingly gifted writer and singer.

Recorded at Swampy Goodness.
Mixed by John Bailey at The Drive Shed, February 2011.

Emily Papsin- How's The View? (2011)

Country Road (2010)





I arranged, produced and played on this country-themed CD for Room 217 Productions, which records music designed for use in palliative care and hospice situations. 
Jason Fowler - Guitar
Anne Lindsay - Violin
Burke Carrol- Dobro & Pedal Steel Guitar
 



I Produced this album for Toronto singer/songwriter Blake Papsin.
The songwriting and musicianship are outstanding.

Recorded by John Bailey at The Drive Shed, Dec 2009 - Feb 2010
Strings recorded at The Canterbury Music Co. February 23, 2010.
Engineered by Jeremy Darby
Mixed by John Bailey & Jason Fowler Feb 24-28, 2010
Assisted by Mat Pataki
Mastered by Joao Carvalho
Cover art by Emily Papsin
Layout by Accudub, Toronto

The musicians are:
Blake Papsin- Acoustic Guitar & Vocal
Jason Fowler- Acoustic, Baritone & Electric Guitars & Background Vocals
Gary Craig- Drums
Maury LaFoy- Bass
Gary Breit- Piano & Organ
Kevin Breit- Electric Guitar & Mandolin
Burke Carroll- Pedal Steel
Don Reed- Fiddle
Kathryn Rose- Background Vocals
Anne Lindsay- String Arrangement for Faith and Reason
String Quartet on Faith and Reason:
1st Violin- Heather Graves
2nd violin- Anne Lindsay
Viola- ClaudioVena
Cello- John Marshman

Blake Papsin- Entwined (2010)

Kevin Hutchings- Light To Shine (2010)





This is Kevin's 3rd CD and it was one of the most enjoyable projects I've worked on.
Kevin is a naturally gifted singer and his level of preparedness in the studio was amazing.
His readiness inspired the musicians, who all played brilliantly as a result.

Recorded at The Drive Shed, Toronto, June 21-23
Engineered and mixed by John “Beetle” Bailey
Assisted by Mat Pataki
Mastered by George Seara

The musicians are:
Kevin Hutchings- vocals
Jason Fowler- guitars and background vocals
Gary Breit- keyboards
Burke Carroll- pedal steel
Maury LaFoy- bass
Mark Mariash- drums


Sahra Featherstone- Born of a Summer's Day

I co-produced this fine CD with Sahra, a tremendously talented harpist & violinist.
Sahra was the first person to record my piece "Solaris" (on harp), which I subsequently recorded on "Lumens of Light".
I accompanied Sahra on several tracks here as well.

John McDermott- Journeys (2009)






This is the first album I've produced for John McDermott.
It also signalled the beginning of The John McDermott Band.

Produced by Jason Fowler
Executive Producer- John McDermott
Recorded at Studio 44 CBC Toronto
Engineered by Ron Searles
Mixed by Ron Searles & Jason Fowler
Assisted by Adam Tune
Mastered by Ron Skinner at Heading North Mastering

the musicians are:
John McDermott- Vocals
Jason Fowler- guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica,
background vocals on #3, 10, 11
George Koller- bass & background vocals on #3, 11
Gary Craig- drums & background vocals on #3, 11
Cindy Church- Harmony Vocals 



Kevin Hutchings

Produced by Sahra Featherstone and Jason Fowler
Recorded at The Canterbury Music Co. July 1-3, 2008
Engineered by Jeremy Darby & Sam Ibbett
Additional recording by Sahra Featherstone at Misty Music, Toronto
Digital editing by Sahra Featherstone March-April 2009
Mixed by Keith Mariash at Canterbury Music Co., April 2009
Mastered by George Seara, April 2009, Toronto
Cover painting by Scott Dickson
Photography by Graham Powell
Layout by Accudub, Toronto



On The Bridge You Were Burning (2009)





This is the only album I've done under an alias, in this case "Jay Austin".
I think the marketing department at Reflections didn't think my given name sounded down-home enough so we came up with this moniker.
It's an album of instrumental versions of top-40 country...

Peaceful Country ( Reflections 2006)

David Bradstreet- Lifelines (2006)





A 3-way co-production between myself, David Woodhead & David Bradstreet.
Recorded live-off-the-floor in a few days with minimal overdubs at Ray Montford's Soundhole Studio.
 




I composed and produced this relaxation album for Avalon. It features guitar, piano, cello & bass.
They gave me the cover while I was writing for "inspiration".

Unwind (Avalon 2006)

D'Arcy Wickham- Feather Fingers (2005)





D'Arcy is one of Toronto's busiest and most successful guitar teachers, in addition to being a very fine songwriter.






This is Blake's first studio album and it was a treat to work on it with him.
Recorded at the now defunct Reaction Studios with Christ Stringer at the board.
Mixed by Keith Mariash at Phase One.


Blake Papsin- Serious Boy (2002)