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Route 1, Acuff Studios Full service digital audio recording and mastering studio. 25 years experience in audio recording.

Had the honor of having Corb Lund along with Andy Hedges in Acuff yesterday!
06/09/2022

Had the honor of having Corb Lund along with Andy Hedges in Acuff yesterday!

I had great time hanging out with my buddy Corb Lund yesterday and singing some old cowboy songs. Cool stuff coming.

📷: Charlie Stout

Had an absolute blast collaborating with Scott Faris and Amusement Park Studios on Hannah Jackson’s full length album al...
09/25/2021
New Morning

Had an absolute blast collaborating with Scott Faris and Amusement Park Studios on Hannah Jackson’s full length album along with my favorite team of musicians. You should give it a listen!

New Morning is a full album hot off the press just for you from Hannah Jackson! CDS are available for purchase on her website. www.hannahjacksonmusic.com

02/03/2021
Smile

Always a pleasure working with these talented ladies!

12/04/2020
Oh Holy Night

New music from Route 1, Acuff Studios. My beautiful and talented friend, Hannah Jackson!

Very proud to have recorded this album! Congratulations Andy Hedges!https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=101581100862...
02/13/2020

Very proud to have recorded this album! Congratulations Andy Hedges!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10158110086220859&set=a.301641190858&type=3&theater

I'm thrilled to announce that my album Shadow of a Cowboy has won the Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for OUTSTANDING TRADITIONAL WESTERN ALBUM! Ceremony coming up on April 18 in Oklahoma City. Thank you to everyone who has bought, supported, and listened to this record!

https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/event/western-heritage-awards/

It was an honor and privilege to have Dr. William Westney in my studio today recording a concert piano album along with ...
11/23/2019

It was an honor and privilege to have Dr. William Westney in my studio today recording a concert piano album along with video! Dr. Westney is retiring this year from the Browning Artist-in-Residence position at Texas Tech University. I have know Dr. Westney for almost 30 years and wish him well as he moves to San Antonio to be closer to his family. A real Lubbock treasure! Thanks also to Charlie Stout for the great video work!

Blast from the past! Route 1, Acuff Studios on Vinyl!This album from Andy Martinez was digitally recorded about 13 years...
10/22/2019

Blast from the past! Route 1, Acuff Studios on Vinyl!

This album from Andy Martinez was digitally recorded about 13 years ago and I recently remastered it for vinyl.

Featuring Amanda Shires, Lloyd Maines, C**t Miller, Jake Unruh, Anthony Garcia, Brad Ivy, and Zach Davis.

I understand these are available at Ralph’s Records, Waterloo Records, and online at CD Baby.

Great write up in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal on TexWestus, who just completed an EP here at Route 1, Acuff Studios a ...
12/09/2018
Burgett, Fowler meet in the middle, add trusted musicians to form TexWestus

Great write up in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal on TexWestus, who just completed an EP here at Route 1, Acuff Studios a couple of months ago.

https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20181208/burgett-fowler-meet-in-middle-add-trusted-musicians-to-form-texwestus?fbclid=IwAR08A6lYhqfA9f0E2gqT4c-p-024TKOkYP7l3pX-du2X-hTb_QaV5pf4gdk

Not every band clicks right away.In the case of TexWestus, musical strangers enjoyed success from different directions, and eventually found they also

Recorded vocals and fiddle for Michael Martin Murphy on Friday and mixed live sound for Mac Davis, Joe Ely, Terry Allen,...
12/02/2018

Recorded vocals and fiddle for Michael Martin Murphy on Friday and mixed live sound for Mac Davis, Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and Ian Moore on Saturday at a private event. Wow! What a weekend!

Edit: I totally forgot to say Kenny Maines also!

I missed getting pics of Terry, Ian, and Kenny

11/13/2018
Lesley Sawyer Easy Wind (Farmer's Prayer)

Here is a new song and video from Lesley Sawyer featuring Lloyd Maines on acoustic guitar and one of the last known tracks recorded by the late Petersburg, TX pianist, Doug Smith, and Lloyd Maines on acoustic guitar.
As some of you know I have been getting into video the last 6 months or so. This song seemed like the best place to start. We shot video in West Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas. I am not new to photography, but video has been huge learning curve. It has been quite an adventure picking up this new art form, but I am having fun with it!
After looking at calendars and time stamps on the files from this song, it looks like this may very well be the last track Doug recorded before his tragic car accident in 2007. Originally recorded as a demo, Lesley decided to go ahead and release it. This will be part of Lesley’s upcoming new album called “Rain”, hopefully available by spring or summer of 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9XKZBAVYOg&fbclid=IwAR1wk_XYidCvg8LyzCDsFRNYpIM7R3lwAgjKMYt2Ti4W3jmdB96lmBrqNvI

Beautiful song featuring Lesley Sawyer-Vocals, Doug Smith-Piano, and Lloyd Maines-Acoustic guitar. This is one of the last known recordings of the late Doug ...

Well I’ve been excited about sharing this for a while.Many of you who have worked with me in the studio may not know tha...
09/25/2017

Well I’ve been excited about sharing this for a while.
Many of you who have worked with me in the studio may not know that I played drums in a really interesting progressive rock band called Mesquite-O-Bytes here in Lubbock in the early nineties. We put this band together in kind of a “no rules” format and did only original material we wrote and did it however made us happy. If you’ve ever done a project with me, this band was a huge part of me learning how to arrange music. I’m so lucky these guys took a chance on me. It was the most fun I have ever had in my life!
I first met singer and keyboardist Mark Murray when I was going to South Plains College in Levelland, TX as my instructor. He had just left working at Caldwell Studios in Lubbock to pursue teaching about the time I was finishing up at SPC. After a year or so, Mark ended up back at Caldwell Studios as well as continuing his work as an SPC instructor. We were then co-workers. He had been in previous bands such as Asparagus Nightmares and Warren Commission with guitarist Tom Blackburn and Bassist Kevin Powell. They were starting a new band and needed a drummer. Up until that time I had been listening to and playing primarily country. Mark liked the fact that I was a fan of the band Yes and asked me to try out.
Now I was literally a farm kid fresh off the farm. At first I thought there was no way I would be able to play in this band, but they put me on a huge listening spree featuring Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Brand X, old Genesis, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, and many other prog rock artists. So I went to work trying to learn how to play all this kind of music with all kinds of crazy arrangements and time signatures. I was hooked.
The band started rehearsing at my parents barn in Acuff. Having a playa lake next to the barn, we were joined by all kinds of critters including a healthy crop of mosquitos. So for a bunch of musical nerds the name Mesquite-O-Bytes was born (mesquite is a tree that grows wild all over West Texas).
After writing for the better part of a year we went into the studio at South Plains College and did most of the tracking of our first and only album. It was finished and mixed at Caldwell Studios and released only on cassette. We were very fortunate to have a very good artist friend named Kyle Pettit that did all of our flyers and artwork as well as coming up with the Mosquito Guy featured in all of our media.
In the last year Mark Murray has been putting together an independent record label called Sonic Biscuit Records featuring his new Dallas based band Four Stories Tall. He has decided to include a “Legacy Artist” series featuring some old Lubbock bands from the 80’s and 90’s including us, Asparagus Nightmares and Touch as of this writing. Soon to come, the successor band to Mesquite-O-Bytes, called The Point.
I went back and remastered the album from the original mixes from Caldwell Studios and is now available as a digital only release.
This music is not for everyone but we did it for us and had a blast making it! I hope you enjoy it!

Alan Crossland

02/03/2017
Kenny Maines-American Pie

Kenny Maines at the Cactus Theater from 2015. Heard a rumor he may be performing this song again this evening at the Cactus...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uo2trod-QI

Lubbock's own Kenny Maines sings Don McLean's American Pie at the Buddy Holly Tribute show at the Cactus Theater February 3, 2015. In attendance on stage, Bu...

02/22/2016
Amusement Park Recording Studio

Check out a super cool song and video produced by my great friend and engineer Scott Faris! Artist is Wade McNutt.

Such a fun project! Check out we set up for Wade McNutt's crazy awesome song "Glass Plastic" (finished video in the comments). We tracked this at Route 1, Acuff Studios with the huge help of Alan Crossland

Check out some new music from Route 1, Acuff Studios! Had lots of fun working with these guys!
07/28/2015

Check out some new music from Route 1, Acuff Studios! Had lots of fun working with these guys!

Well it's here boys and girls!!!! Our new EP "On My Side" is available online (CdBaby, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon)!! We're very excited to share this with everyone, keep your eyes and ears open, there's more on the way!! Enjoy!!!

http://cdbaby.com/cd/thegoners

Well, this album’s been a long time in the making. I first met Ingrid Holly Kaiter (niece of the late rock and roll lege...
06/17/2015
Home Is Where I'm Heading by Ingrid Holly Kaiter

Well, this album’s been a long time in the making. I first met Ingrid Holly Kaiter (niece of the late rock and roll legend Buddy Holly) when she was recording background vocals on Cary Swinney’s first album in the early 90’s. Sometime later she came in with the band she was singing in consisting of Tony Adams-Guitar, Al Warner-Bass, Jaime Moreno-Drums, and Mark Philbrick on Hammond B3 organ and piano. I was amazed at the pure raw energy of her voice, not to mention some the most interesting guitar sounds I’ve ever recorded from Tony Adams.

The band went their separate ways before the album was finished and Ingrid had to take time to raise her child. Also about this same time I lost my studio, Brazos Studios, formerly Don Caldwell Studios on Ave Q, Lubbock, TX. Her dad, Manfred, was a master stone mason from Germany. Needing work, Manfred hired me and taught me how to lay stone. If any of you have seen the stone work in my studio, it was Manfred that taught me how to do it. I worked for Manfred for about 3 years before finding the place I have now and returning back to music full time. I don’t think I would have been able to build my studio without what I learned from Manfred.

It had always bothered me that this album had never been finished. All the recording was done. About a year ago I started talking to her about finishing the project and I now had much better tools to do a spectacular mix. She agreed that we should finish the project, so I went to work. Nothing was re-recorded. I mixed only the tracks that were available from the original sessions. The original sessions went pretty quickly, no metronome track and a few of the keeper vocals were the live tracks that went down at the same time as the rhythm section.

The lyrics on all but 2 of these songs are written by Ingrid. The song “Home is Where I’m Heading” is written about her father Manfred, and her Mother Pat, Buddy Holly’s sister.

This is a really fun and organic album to listen to. Hope you enjoy it!

Alan Crossland

Route 1, Acuff Studios

https://itunes.apple.com/album/home-is-where-im-heading/id1002720989?v0=9989&ign-mpt=uo%3D1

Preview and download Home Is Where I'm Heading on iTunes. See ratings and read customer reviews.

Be sure and catch Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell on Letterman tonight!
04/24/2015

Be sure and catch Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell on Letterman tonight!

Most fun night ever playing The Late Show With David Letterman with my favorite, Jason Isbell... just incredible... TUNE IN TOMORROW night!!

04/06/2015
No Dry County

Check out No Dry Country's new video shot at Route 1, Acuff Studios!

Hey Lubbock! You can now request our new single "The Night Before" on The Red Dirt Rebel. Excited to be working with Vision Entertainment on this record. Going out to radio everywhere in May!

Fresh music from Route 1, Acuff Studios! Great songs from a great band. Be sure and check out No Dry County's album, "Th...
03/10/2015

Fresh music from Route 1, Acuff Studios! Great songs from a great band. Be sure and check out No Dry County's album, "The Night Before"

Happy release day everyone! We're excited to announce that "The Night Before" is now available on iTunes and Amazon. Click through to get your copy today!!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-night-before/id971866873
OR
http://www.amazon.com/Night-Before-No-Dry-County/dp/B00U27ZF5Q/ref=sr_1_3?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1426010742&sr=1-3&keywords=No+Dry+County

Just finished a killer new album with the band No Dry County. Great songs, great playing, and a fun bunch of guys to wor...
02/19/2015
New Releases: No Dry County

Just finished a killer new album with the band No Dry County. Great songs, great playing, and a fun bunch of guys to work with!
The album is called "The Night Before." The release date is March 10th. Be sure and check it out!

http://newslanglbk.com/2015/02/19/new-releases-no-dry-county/

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Lubbock rock band No Dry County's first full-length album, The Night Before, will officially be released March 10. The band has been working on the album for ro...

Well you know a tune is going to rock if it has Thunder Tube and Goat Toes on it….
01/31/2015

Well you know a tune is going to rock if it has Thunder Tube and Goat Toes on it….

11/19/2014

Doug Smith has come down with a serious viral infection. His show scheduled for this saturday, Nov 22 is being postponed until after the first of the year. Please send good vibes and prayers to Doug for a speedy recovery!

Come join Doug Smith and his musical friends playing songs and telling stories! Doug will be joined by Cary Swinney, Bri...
11/18/2014

Come join Doug Smith and his musical friends playing songs and telling stories! Doug will be joined by Cary Swinney, Brian McRae, Kenny Maines, Rita Box Peek, Andy Wilkinson, Richard Bowden, Curtis Peoples, Dylan Smith, Todd Smith, John Chambers, Paul Bullock, Don Caldwell, Joy Harris, and possibly a few surprise guests. It’ll be a fun evening. Hope to see you there!

Prayers for the family of my neighbor Lane Davis, a World War II veteran, wife, mother, and long time member of the Acuf...
10/30/2014

Prayers for the family of my neighbor Lane Davis, a World War II veteran, wife, mother, and long time member of the Acuff community who is no longer with us. Lane, thank you for your service to our country, our community, and for your friendship. God bless you and your family. You will be missed.

If your a fan of No Dry County, and if you're not, you should be, please consider being part of their album project we j...
07/30/2014
No Dry County: New Album - The Night Before

If your a fan of No Dry County, and if you're not, you should be, please consider being part of their album project we just started here at Route 1, Acuff Studios! We've got a great start on the album. Really great band with good tunes. Check them out. http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/ndc

Pre-order our new album or other exclusive items & gain access to behind the scenes music, videos and more.

Had the pleasure of running sound for Mac Davis in Amarillo and Lubbock this weekend. Actually got to hang out and visit...
07/21/2014

Had the pleasure of running sound for Mac Davis in Amarillo and Lubbock this weekend. Actually got to hang out and visit a bit. Heard partially written new songs, stories about Elvis, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and meeting Ringo Starr. Very down to earth guy. What a great weekend!

06/26/2014
Terri Hendrix

Congratulations Lloyd Maines!

Tonight, Lloyd Maines will be inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. It's the 40th Anniversary of Austin City Limits. Pretty amazing moment in Texas Music.

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Listen to "Onward, arise with love" on all digital platforms and at Lepidopteramusic.com (free download).

© aRISE Broken Wing, LLC. All rights reserved. Published by Red Apple Core Publishing, LLC.

Mixed and mastered at Route 1, Acuff Studios by Alan Crossland

Sound recording producers: Alan Crossland, Jennifer Gutierrez

Co-producer, electronics/synthesizers: Mark Murray
Learn more about the song "Onward, arise with love" here.
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Here is a video from when I was at Route 1, Acuff Studios doing a cover of "Let Me Down Easy" by Billy Currington. Thanks again for all of the support and encouragement!
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