Front of House Sound Mixer
The Marcus Miller-David Sanborn Project
I mixed house for this group on tours of Japan, Hong Kong and Hawaii. The players were Marcus Miller Bass & Vocals; David Sanborn Saxaphone; Don Alias Percussion; Dean on guitar, Omar Hakim Drums, Deron Johson Keyboards, Philippe Saisse Keyboards, and Michael "Patches" Stewart played Trumpet.
I mixed this Summer tour that was promoting "Upfront" David's CD. The players were Don Alias Percussion; Hiram Bullock Guitars; Omar Hakim Drums; Deron Johson Keyboards, and Richard Patterson played Bass. We did not take a PA or a house board but picked up local sound everywhere.
I mixed shows for Al including a live TV concert in Mexico where I did the house and TV mixes on the fly. The players: Neil Larsen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lenny Castro, Buzzy Feiten, Keith Jones, Michael Paulo, Vonda Shepard, Michael "Patches" Stewart, Nadirah Ali, and Paulette
David Sanborn Quintet
I mixed both the European and American tours. This was a new all acoustic band for David. We played all the great festivals of Europe including the famous Montreux Jazz Festival. The featured players were: Kenny Kikland Piano; Al Foster Drums; Charnett Moffett Bass; Don Alias Percussion and later Charlie Haden played Bass on some shows.
Joe Sample * Gerald Albright * Lalah Hathaway
On this Tour I mixed the three bands on the same bill each night. We only carried Band gear and monitors. We did not take a PA or a house board but picked up local sound everywhere. Joe's band was: Joe Sample Piano; Neil Larsen Keyboards; Terri Lyne Carrington Drums; Lenny Castro Percussion and Keith Jones on Bass.
David Sanborn Band
I loved Mixing these guys. The players: Ricky Peterson Keyboards; Sonny Emory Drums; Hiram Bullock Guitars; Don Alias Percussion and Tom Barney played Bass.
Wendy and Lisa
The first time I mixed for Wendy and Lisa was a live TV show in Holland broadcast to ten countries. I also mixed tours for them in the US and Europe.
The Jazz AllStars
I mixed house for this super-group in Europe & Japan. The Singers: Al Jarreau, Miki Howard and Randy Crawford . The players : Joe Sample, Steve Gadd, Freddie Washington, Philippe Saisse, Lenny Castro and Buzzy Feiten.
Rickie Lee Jones & Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
I was the system engineer on this tour for about three weeks before I had to leave for the Jazz Allstars. The players were: Sal Bernardi, Wayne Johnson, John Leftwich, Jeff Daniel, Michael "Patches" Stewart and Tony Morales.
Kitaro is the New Age Master from Japan and he is fun to mix. I mixed the "Kojiki" North American tour for Mr. Kitaro. I took 87 inputs from the stage. One of the greatest nightly events happened on this tour. Matt Leach the Productoin Manager, included on the Rider two packages of white crew socks. So every night night when you got on the bus...Yes! Everyone in fresh new white socks! The band was: Casey Scheuerell, Brian Becvar, Ken Parks, Reggie Hamilton, Barry Coates, Kit Walker and Charlie Bisharat.
I mixed Mr. Sanborn for the first time with the band on a rotating stage! After the show Mr. Sanborn said: "Me...turn up!" The second time I mixed Mr. Sanborn was in Los Vegas. Mr. Sanborn said: "That was the best house sound and the best board tape ever. What's your number Billy?" The players were: Ricky Peterson Keyboards; Sonny Emory Drums; Hiram Bullock Guitars; Don Alias Percussion and Tom Barney played Bass.
I mixed house, hung PA and set up consoles for this great artist. This was the US Summer Tour and a Tour of Japan. 55 Shows
Bruce Hornsby and the Range
I Mixed House for Bruce in 17 different Countries. This was the "Range" band. The players were: Peter Harris, George Marinella, John Molo and Joe Puerta. 115 Shows
I Mixed the House on "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" tour with Buford Jones and James Geddes and later Larry Wallace. I mixed the drummer Mr. Nick Mason and the Percussionist and their effects. This was 50 of the 120 inputs for the house. I did the indoor American tour and tours of Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan. The players were: David Gilmore Guitars & Vocals; Nick Mason Drums; Richard Wright Keyboard Player; Jon Carin Keyboard Player; Tim Renwick Guitars; Guy Pratt Bass Player; Gary Wallis Percussionist; Margret Taylor, Rachel Fury and Durga McBroom were the Backing Vocalist. 104 Shows
We The People
I mixed the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Vocal Majority in Concert with The Constitution Symphony Orchestra Mr. Anshel Brusilow, Conducting. The show used a 400 piece Choir and a 53 piece Orchestra. I used 60 inputs. Mr. Brusilow said "The best sound We've ever had." 2 Shows
Red and The Red Hots
I've been mixed most of Red's shows. We also recorded and mixed 12 songs in 3 sessions here in the metroplex. This project was kept under budget and turned out well. Visit Red and Git' Swingin'!
During the recording of a CD I was engineering for Mr. Burnette I also had a chance to mix my friend live at The Caravan of Dreams. 2 Shows
I mixed this New Years Eve Show. Pat played with Charlie Haden, Ornette Coleman and Arnet's son on drums at Caravan of Dreams. 1 Show
I was the house mixer for a tour of Brazil. The band: Dan Dugmore Guitars, Lee Sklar Bass, John Gilutin Keyboards, Rosemary Butler and Arnold McCuller Background Vocals. 12 Shows
I mixed, set up and maintained all PA and house consoles on the summer tour "That's Why I'm Here" The band: Dan Dugmore Guitars, Lee Sklar Bass, John Gilutin Keyboards, Rosemary Butler and Arnold McCuller Background Vocals. 35 Shows
I mixed, set up and maintained all PA and house consoles on the European Tour 24 Shows
I set up and maintained all house consoles on the Australian Tour, Hawaiian Shows and German "Pop Fests" James' Band: Dan Dugmore Guitars; Billy Payne Keyboards; Lee Sklar Bass; Russel Kunkel Drums; Rosemary Butler and Arnold McCuller Background Vocals. 15 Shows
I mixed, set up and maintained all PA and house consoles on the US Tour and tour of Italy. James' Band: Dan Dugmore Guitars; Billy Payne Keyboards; Lee Sklar Bass; Russel Kunkel Drums; Rosemary Butler and Arnold McCuller Background Vocals. 34 Shows
Linda Ronstadt with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
I mixed the "What's New" Tour in the US, Japan and Australia. We took only the Rhythm section and soloist on tour. The traveling band was: Don Grolnick Piano; John Guerin Drums; Bob Magnusson Bass; Bob Mann Guitar; Plas Johnson Saxophone soloist; Tony Terran Trumpet soloist and Chauncey Welsch Trombone soloist. We worked with 12 different orchestras in the US including The Milwaukee Symphony with 70 pieces. This was the Only time I Did Not mic every player even strings. I used 84 inputs for this tour. Most Shows were done with 40 pieces plus 4 singers, 2 grand pianos, and one upright piano. 46 Shows
PA System Crew Chief and Assistant Engineer to house mixer Kevin Elson of "Journey" fame. The band was: Julian Lennon Voacls; Carmine Rojas Bass; Alan Childs Drums; Chuck Kentis Keyboards; Frank Elmo Sax; Carlos Morlales Guitar and Justin Clayton played lead Guitar. I mixed 2 shows while Kevin was absent. 38 Shows
Purple Rain Tour. I was Assistant Engineer to the famous and talented Buford Jones.
I mixed, set up and maintained all PA and house consoles on the Summer Tour of the US. James' Band: Dan Dugmore Guitars; Billy Payne Keyboards; Lee Sklar Bass; Rick Shlosser Drums; Rosemary Butler and Arnold McCuller Background Vocals. 41 Shows
I Mixed Randy for the whole tour when Mr. Newman was Mr. Taylor's Opening Artist 36 Shows
I mixed, set up and maintained all PA and house consoles on the Spring Tour of 1984. James' Band: Dan Dugmore Guitars; Billy Payne Keyboards; Lee Sklar Bass and Rick on Shlosser Drums. 19 Shows
System Engineer for Showco
I Set-up boards and flew PA for the "Concert For No Nukes" at Nassau Col. and the Central Park shows. I also mixed James Taylor at these concerts. 3 Shows
I mixed, set up and maintained all PA and house consoles on the James Taylor US Summer Tour. The band was James Taylor Guitar and vocals; Dan Dugmore Guitars; Billy Payne Keyboards; Lee Sklar Bass; Rick Shlosser Drums; Rosemary Butler and Arnold McCuller Background Vocals. 31 Shows
I mixed, set up and maintained all PA and house consoles on the Linda Ronstadt Spring Tour of the US. Miss Ronstadt band was; Dan Dougmore Guitars; Kenny Edwards Bass & Background Vocals; Andrew Gold Guitars & Background Vocals; Rick Marotta Drums; Billy Payne Keyboards and Liza Edwards Background Vocals. 24 Shows
The Bus Boys
I Mixed The Bus Boys for a tour as the opening act for Miss Linda Ronstadt. The Bus Boys are: Brian O'Neal Keyboards & Vocals; Kevin O'Neal Bass & Vocals; Gus Lounderman; Dancing & Vocals; Victor Jonnson Guitar and Steve Felix on Drums. 27 Shows
This was the "Get Closer" tour and was mixed by Buford Jones and myself. I mixed drummer and the percussionist and set up the PA and consoles. Miss Ronstadt's band was; Dan Dougmore Guitars; Kenny Edwards Guitars & Background Vocals; Andrew Gold Guitars & Background Vocals; Rick Marotta Drums; Billy Payne Keyboards; Lee Sklar Bass and Waddy Wachtel Guitars. The tour manager and lighting director was Eric Barrett. 27 Shows
I mixed, set up and maintained all PA and house consoles on the Summer Tour. The band was James Taylor Guitar and vocals; Dan Dugmore Guitars; Billy Payne Keyboards; Lee Sklar Bass; Rick Shlosser Drums; Rosemary Butler and Arnold McCuller Background Vocals. 38 Shows
I mixed Karla Bonoff for a tour as opening artist for James Taylor. The band was Karla Bonoff Vocals, Guitar & Piano; Michael Botts Drums; Andrew Gold Guitars; Tommy Marotta Bass and Brian Whitcomb Keyboards. 38 Shows
I mixed, set up and maintained all PA and house consoles on the Winter Tour '82. The band was James Taylor Guitar and vocals; Dan Dugmore Guitars; Billy Payne Keyboards; Lee Sklar Bass; Rick Shlosser Drums. 32 Shows
I mixed house and set up the house console on the "Dad Loves His Work Tour " Australian Tour. Mr. Taylors' band: Billy Payne Keyboards; Rick Marotta Drums; Lee Sklar Bass; Waddy Wachtel Guitars; Rosemary Butler ; Arnold McCuller and David Lasley Background Vocals. 11 Shows
Sound System Crew Chief for Showco Inc.
Crew Chief and set up System for other Engineer. 3 Shows
Crew Chief and set up System for other Engineer. 1 Show
Crew Chief and set up System for other Engineer. 1 Show
The US ARMS Tour
I was Crew Chief and assistant to Engineer Sir Bobby Pritton for this super tour. Jack Mackson and I did get to mix Beck's Band some... The players for A.R.M.S. were: Ronnie Lane * Eric Clapton * Jeff Beck * Jimmy Page * Charlie Watts * Bill Wyman * Joe Cocker * Andy Fairweather Low * Ray Cooper * Ian Stewart * James Hooker * Fernado Saunders * Simon Phillips * Paul Rodgers * Jan Hammer * Chris Stainton 8 Shows
California Live, Japan Assistant Engineer to Buford Jones.
California Live, Japan Assistant Engineer to Buford Jones. 6 Shows
I set up and maintained all PA and house consoles on the Dad Loves His Work Tour as Assistant Engineer to Buford Jones. 49 Shows
Free Lance Recording Engineer
Dallasonic Recording Studio
This was my first "big-time" job as an audio recording engineer at one of the early 24 track studios in Dallas, Texas. Dallasonic was a great place to work and learn. Don Smith was the owner. I was the "set-up-kid" and second Engineer to Mr. Tom Cassetta on many sessions. I recorded my first TV and radio spots and well as my first long-play record "BlackHorse". '76-'79
I worked for Eagle Audio Recording Studio a 24Trk Facility in Fort Worth as a free lance Engineer in 1985 and 1986. I would do projects for them when I was in town from tours. I was offered and accepted the job of Head Engineer in 1987. I left that job to mix Pink Floyd ( Do you blame me?). I also replaced their Montior System with Urei 813B's and did the change over myself.
BC Records Recording Studio
I built this little Hip-Hop Studio in Fort Worth for Bobby Conley. I do Rap and Hip-hop records for them from time to time. '99-'00
Palmyra Recording Studio
I recently helped my old freind Paul Middleton out while building his new studio by making all mic-cables and wiring connections including 220 independent microphone inputs. This studio beautiful, functional studio is built around a 1969 Neve console(now with Up-Town automation). I also soldered every bead in the fifteen ADC 144 Point Patchbays. That's 6,480 solder points for the patchbays alone. I also like to take clients to record out at Palmyra studios. '98-'00
Recorded Vocals for three Music Videos as the band was being filmed. The Videos were "Everyday" "Only A Dream in Rio" and "Only One" 1985 3 Videos
Produced by T-Bone Burnette. I recorded demo for Peter that got his record deal. It was recorded at Eagle Audio with he and T-Bone. Four songs from the demo were remixed(and sound totally different from the record! I had the "Live James Taylor Sound" approach.) and put on his solo Lp on Geffin Records 1986
Recorded all Hugh's lead vocals and his acoustic guitar for his solo album "Loving You" 1986-87
Produced by T-Bone Burnette. Recorded tracks for Leslie's fourth solo Album for World Records. 1986
I recorded one of the four songs on "ETA" Charles Perrino's EP. I also mixed two of the tunes at Eagle Audio. Someone should sign this guy.
I Recorded 6 songs live in a warehouse with Johnny's 8trk. I went on tour and when I returned he had used 4 of the songs on his second album.
Recorded the Bands first Album 1985
Recorded solo Lp with artist Scott Fraser at Secret Sound Studios in New York City. Warren Bruleigh, assistant. Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Master Labs in New York 1983.
Recording of Radio and TV Spots
The Acme Sisters(Acme Brick Co.) * All Saints Hospital * Blackman Mooring * Citrian "The T" * Fort Worth Star Telegram "Reach for a Star" * General Dynamics (M1 Tank Film) * Harris Hospital (TV) * Hooker Barns Homes * Hulen Fashion Center * Larry's Shoes * Log Cabin Homes * Radio Shack (AV Shows) * Tarrant County Bond (TV) * The Waddly Medical Center (TV) * University VW (TV) * WBAP "ID Package" * Western Savings * Wolf Nursery
Johnny Reno * Bill Ham Band * Killer Squid(LP) * Harrol Bosarge * Mark Rosier * Mike Early * Mark Dombrowsk * The Danny Stegoville Band * The Stingrays * Philip White(1,000 Hrs.) * The Artists(EP) * The Plaid * Treasure Island
Recorded my first Album for Blackhorse at Dallasonic in Dallas. 1976
Palladium of Dallas Eaton - Page Productions
I worked at the Palladium of Dallas for Danny Eaton, Jimmy Page and David Hickey. I started as a stagehand and running a spotlight. After about six months I was the Stage Manager. It was here in this "Showcase" Club that I had the Wonderful chance to Listen and work with the Artist listed below 1978-80.
Al Jerreau * Ambrosia * Aren Gale * Arlo Guthrie * Asleep at the Wheel * B.W. Stevens * Black Oak Arkansas * Blackhorse * Blondie * Bob Welsh * BoomTown Rats * Bugs Henderson * Chet Atkins * Count Basie * Captian Beefheart * David Bromberg * Delbert McClinton * Devo * Dire Straits * Don Williams * Earl Scruggs * Elvin Bishop * Emylou Harris * Fog Hat * Gatemouth YELLOW * Guy Clark * Hall and Oats * Harry Chapin * Head East * Herbie Mann * J.J. Cale * Jan Hammer * Jerry Jeff Walker * Jesse Winchester * Joe Ely * John Mayhall * John Nitzinger * John Prine * Johnny Harra * Johnny Paycheck * Johnny Winter * Jose Feliciano * Leggs Diamond * Leon Redbone * Leon Russell * McGuin Hill Clark * Michael Murphy * Molly Hatchet * Muddy Waters * Neil Sadaka * Nitty Gritty Dirt Band * Pat Metheny * Peter Tosh * Ramsey Lewis * Ray W. Hubbard * Rickie Lee Jones * Robert Gordon * Robert Johnson * Rusty Weir * Sea Level * Shawn Phillips * Spyra Gyra * St.Elmos Fire * Steve Forbert * Still Water * Talking Heads * Tanya Tucker * The Lotions * The Police * The Ramones * The Thunderbirds * Tina Turner * Todd Rungren * Tom Scott * Tom Waits * Toto * Wendel Atkins * Willie Nelson * Phil Woods