Brittany Lane Baptiste in Nashville Trax Today Recording Vocals

Brittany Baptiste recording today at Nashville Trax Recording Studio

Brittany Baptiste recording today at Nashville Trax Recording Studio

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Dobro Tracks Online: Over the Internet Dobro parts for your song!

Meet the #1 dobro session player in Nashville, Kevin Post. Kevin’s “little side gig” when he isn’t doing sessions is playing for the #1 artist in country music, Blake Shelton (of The Voice, multiple Billboard country hits). Kevin plays dobro and pedal steel guitar for Nashville Trax.

Equally talented is acclaimed session player Wanda Vick who plays fiddle, cello and dobro for us.

Need a dobro track on your song? Send an mp3 quick mix of your project, starting at the very beginning of your session (so the file we return will auto-lock to your song) to: nashtrax@bellsouth.net and payment ($95 per part) via PayPal.com to the same e-mail. Turnaround is usually 2 days or less.

Questions can be directed to producer, Bill Watson at nashtrax@bellsouth.net

Kevin Post, Dobro player for country music recording artist Blake Shelton at Nashville Trax Recording Studio, Dobro Tracks Online

Kevin Post, Dobro player for country music recording artist Blake Shelton at Nashville Trax Recording Studio, Dobro Tracks Online

Acclaimed session player, Wanda Vick of Nashville Trax Dobro Tracks Online.

Acclaimed session player, Wanda Vick of Nashville Trax Dobro Tracks Online.


Aaron McDaris Banjo Tracks Online! Get Banjo Tracks Over The Internet!

If you need a banjo track to add to your music project, why go anywhere other than Nashville Trax? You can have the best session banjo player on the planet play your track using the historic Rocky Top banjo!

Here’s the link to order your track as well as the story about both Aaron and the piece of American history he plays:

Banjo Tracks Online

Aaron plays live for Rhonda Vincent, he plays with the staff band on the Opry and The American Banjo company developed and sells the Aaron McDaris signature model. Rock solid, even, intricate banjo playing is what Aaron is all about. Ned banjo? He’s the real deal!

Aaron displaying the  very banjo Sonny Osbourne played on the recording of Rocky Top in 1967!

Aaron displaying the very banjo Sonny Osbourne played on the recording of Rocky Top in 1967!

Aaron will play his historic "Rocky Top" banjo on your song!

Aaron will play his historic “Rocky Top” banjo on your song!


Ron Fairchild Gets Dusted!

Back in the 70s and 80s when The Pittsburgh Steelers were winning Super Bowl after Super Bowl, Steeler’s QB Terry Bradshaw tried his hand at singing country music. His piano player was a young Ron Fairchild of the Oak Ridge Boys’ band. Out on tour one day they all decided to toss around a football. Ron says, “Terry, I’ll run a deep pattern, hit me with a pass just like you hit Swan (Steelers receiverLynn Swan).”

Terry replied, “No, you don’t want me to do that,” as Ron continued to insist he was ready. Finally, Bradshaw relented. Ron went very, very deep asnd Terry let it fly hitting Ron directly in the chest, knocking him down flat to the ground and hurting. The other band members thought it was hilarious. You can about hear Ron thinking as he pulled himself up off the ground, “Ok, so let’s forget this ridiculous football stuff and get back to music…”


The Crows Run Band Story, The Early Days: John Roebuck, Bill Watson, Nudist Colonies and Rock & Roll

One of the first Crows Run Band gigs. left to right: Bill Watson (guitar/vocals) Joe Patrick (bass) Bob Jay (drums) John Roebuck (guitar/vocals)

One of the first Crows Run Band gigs. left to right: Bill Watson (guitar/vocals) Joe Patrick (bass) Bob Jay (drums) John Roebuck (guitar/vocals)

Crows’ Run Band, began performing with four pieces in the Pittsburgh, PA area during the 1970’s. The group typically played five to seven nights each week, but after only 15 months into Bill Watson’s first stint as lead guitarist with the group, and with plenty of work on the schedule, they disbanded for a period due to personal reasons.

A few years later guitarist/singer, John Roebuck, reformed CRB in a three piece drums, guitar and bass guitar configuration that eventually saw Bill Watson return playing bass rather than lead guitar. Watson, who now produces music and plays on sessions for his Nashville, Tennessee based music recording business, Nashville Trax, soon began alternating between guitar and bass with lead singer/guitarist John Roebuck. Watson, predominately on bass, would sing 3 or 4 songs per set, switching briefly from bass to play guitar while singing.

CRB achieved a degree of local notoriety during the 1980’s. With Paul Dennis in the drum chair, they won a local band contest in spite of competing against bands as large as six pieces. They also released

One of the first Crows Run Band gigs. left to right: Bill Watson (guitar/vocals) Joe Patrick (bass) Bob Jay (drums) John Roebuck (guitar/vocals)

One of the first Crows Run Band gigs. left to right: Bill Watson (guitar/vocals) Joe Patrick (bass) Bob Jay (drums) John Roebuck (guitar/vocals)

Crows’ Run Band, began performing with four pieces in the Pittsburgh, PA area during the 1970’s. The group typically played five to seven nights each week, but after only 15 months into Bill Watson’s first stint as lead guitarist with the group, and with plenty of work on the schedule, they disbanded for a period due to personal reasons.

A few years later guitarist/singer, John Roebuck, reformed CRB in a three piece drums, guitar and bass guitar configuration that eventually saw Bill Watson return playing bass rather than lead guitar. Watson, who now produces music and plays on sessions for his Nashville, Tennessee based music recording business, Nashville Trax, soon began alternating between guitar and bass with lead singer/guitarist John Roebuck. Watson, predominately on bass, would sing 3 or 4 songs per set, switching briefly from bass to play guitar while singing.

CRB achieved a degree of local notoriety during the 1980’s. With Paul Dennis in the drum chair, they won a local band contest in spite of competing against bands as large as six pieces. They also released Watson’s first producing effort, a cassette album mix of originals and cover songs that garnered some local attention and airplay. After five years with that configuration, Watson left the group, forming The Billy Elroy Band with Watson on lead vocals and guitar, Don Plum on bass guitar and vocals and “Stitz” (Forrest Stolz) on drums. The Billy Elroy Band went on to moderate success, working steadily for four years, developing a sound that featured intricate vocal harmony, but it was without Plum, who dropped out early, replaced by Butch Curry on bass and harmony vocals. Plum wouldn’t work with Watson again until the band Sidewinder was formed by Watson and drummer, Jimi Miller, in the early 90’s.

In 1991 Bill Watson returned to The Crows’ Run band for the third and final time with Watson on bass guitar and the talented Mike Thellman playing drums, creating a thunderous rhythm section to complement John Roebuck’s powerful vocals and unique guitar playing. the band recorded a single Watson wrote, “Turn Up he Radio.” But after a little over a year into the third go-round of performing repeatedly in small bars, clubs and the local nudist colony, Watson, desiring via his songwriting/producing/management efforts to focus on propelling CRB to a higher level, discovered not everyone was on that page with him and lost interest.

Eventually Watson and Roebuck parted ways, opening the space for Watson and drummer Jimi Miller to form the highly successful and exciting five piece concert band, Sidewinder, with Julie Peterson on bass/vocals, radio celebrity Jimi Miller on drums, Watson’s girlfriend (later his wife) Rhonda Watson, a recording artist in her own right, who would later tour overseas, on keyboards and lead vocals.

Sidewinder was high energy, modern country, served up concert style, just as country rock was replacing traditional country music on radio stations.

Don Plum initially joined Sidewinder on acoustic guitar, but later took Peterson’s spot on bass.

Watson and Plum both continued with Sidewinder, riding the wave of success through various configurations, one with Watson’s cousin David Watson. on drums, until Bill Watson moved permanently to Nashville in 2004 to pursue music producing.

Both The Crows’ Run Band and Sidewinder are still intact and performing in clubs in the Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio area.

a cassette album mix of originals and cover songs that garnered some local attention and airplay. After five years with that configuration, Watson left the group, forming The Billy Elroy Band with Watson on lead vocals and guitar, Don Plum on bass guitar and vocals and “Stitz” (Forrest Stolz) on drums. The Billy Elroy Band went on to moderate success, working steadily for four years, developing a sound that featured intricate vocal harmony, but it was without Plum, who dropped out early, replaced by Butch Curry on bass and harmony vocals. Plum wouldn’t work with Watson again until the band Sidewinder was formed by Watson and drummer, Jimi Miller, in the early 90’s.

In 1991 Bill Watson returned to The Crows’ Run band for the third and final time with Watson on bass guitar and the talented Mike Thellman playing drums, creating a thunderous rhythm section to complement John Roebuck’s powerful vocals and unique guitar playing. But after only a little over a year into the third go-round of performing repeatedly in small bars, clubs and the local nudist colony, Watson, desiring via his songwriting/producing/management efforts to focus on propelling CRB to a level beyond the small bar scene, discovered not everyone was on that page with him and lost interest.

Eventually Watson and Roebuck parted ways, opening the space for Watson and drummer Jimi Miller to form the highly successful and exciting five piece concert band, Sidewinder, with Julie Peterson on bass/vocals, radio celebrity Jimi Miller on drums, Watson’s girlfriend (later his wife) Rhonda Watson, a recording artist in her own right, who would later tour overseas, on keyboards and lead vocals.

Sidewinder was high energy, modern country, served up concert style, just as country rock was replacing traditional country music on radio stations.

Don Plum initially joined Sidewinder on acoustic guitar, but later took Peterson’s spot on bass.

Watson and Plum both continued with Sidewinder, riding the wave of success through various configurations, one with Watson’s cousin David Watson. on drums, until Bill Watson moved permanently to Nashville in 2004 to pursue music producing.

Both The Crows’ Run Band and Sidewinder are still intact and performing in clubs in the Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio area.


Female Country Singer Tracks Online Delivered Over The Internet

Country and bluegrass singer Jennifer

Country and bluegrass singer Jennifer

Click here to order your female country singer vocal track online NOW!

Need a female country singer over the Internet to sing your song and deliver it online so it will automatically lock up with your self-produced project?

It happens here! That’s what the Nashville Trax Vocal Tracks Online service is about!

Is Kassie the online female demo singer you need?

Is Kassie the online female demo singer you need?

Would Jenee Fleenor work for your tune?

Would Jenee Fleenor work for your tune?

Simply choose your singer, send us your rough mp3 so we can set the best key for your singer, record your tracks and send us a quick mp3 mix. You’ll get back a .wav file containing a great vocal track that will upload and lock right up, guaranteed!


Nashville Trax Musicians Getting Busy! Jenee on “The Voice”, William out with Montgomery Gentry, more!

Summer is touring season with lots of music happening outdoors so every year about this time most Nashville musicians see an increase in work. But if anyone doubts the economy is starting to improve, consider that music is not exactly a necessity and these professional players are highly paid, yet everyone who works for us seems to be just slammed:

Jenee Fleenor, fiddle player for Blake Shelton is in L.A. to do work for The Voice. Duncan Mullins is out with Steve Wariner, David Northrup is touring with The Oak Ridge Boys. Tom Wild has been playing on The Opry. Drummer William Ellis will soon be out with Montgomery Gentry to promote their new single.

And wow! We’re cutting lots of tracks at Play It Again Demos and Nashville Trax! Every one of the musicians listed here and on our pages has either been on at least one or more sessions in the past two weeks, or is scheduled within the next week.

Our Tracks Online service

Why NOT have Blake Shelton's fiddle player and session quality musician Jennee Fleenor on YOUR project?

Why NOT have Blake Shelton’s fiddle player and session quality musician Jennee Fleenor on YOUR project?

is heating up with another Bass Guitar Track in this morning to add to the 14 other full band demo and master recording projects we’ve been hired to do that are currently in various stages of production.

We haven’t been this busy since 2007!

P.S. Busy is good!


Pedal Steel Guitar Tracks Online: Steel Tracks Online For Your Recordings

Whether you need a drum track online, a guitar track, bass guitar, steel, fiddle, sax, flute, harmonica, background vocals, lead vocals, piano tracks online…you name it, we can do it!

But how easy?

Louise D’Arcy found out how easy we are to work with, even though she’s located in Australia, she now has a steel guitar track by one of the best players in the world, straight out of Nashville Tennessee and Nashville Trax Recording Studio!

Here’s how it went down:

Louise D’Arcy
Apr 14, 2014

Hi,

My name is Louise D’Arcy, I am a singer/songwriter from Australia and am currently Studying a Bachelor of Popular Music. For our assessment we are required to produce 20 mins of original material per semester. I have a country song I wrote called Crazy (Wild Heart) and would love some Pedal Steel guitar on my track. The track itself is still in early stages with only the acoustic guitar recorded and some guide vocals. I will attach the track, if it is not suitable in anyway regarding the volume of panned click etc. please let me know and I can send you another bounce from Pro Tools.

Kind Regards
Louise

Crazy (Wild Heart) with click
.mp3
Download

To Louise D’Arcy
Apr 15, 2014

Hi Louise, I’ll take a listen and let you know.

Do you have a chord chart by any chance? If not, no biggie, we have great ears, just saves a few minutes, don’t go out of your way to make one.

To Louise D’Arcy
Apr 15, 2014

Track is fine for us to work with Darcy, good job. Nice song, good voice.

What’s the deadline?

Bill Watson, producer.

Louise D’Arcy

Apr 17, 2014

I don’t have to have the track handed in until June but it would be great if I could have it on or before the 2nd of May if possible, just so I have plenty of time to add other parts and mix and master it.

Anyway just let me know if there’s any problems.

Thanks again!!

Kind Regards,
Louise

Oh yeah, no problem Louise. We do are in the habit of doing these quickly because a producer is usually waiting on our track to move their project forward. I’ll get it back to you no later than end of next week, most likely sooner.

Bill

Louise D’Arcy

Hi Bill!!

Sorry, I forgot to mention in my last email (but you’ve most probably heard it in the track anyway), I play slightly off the click purposely right at the end for the outro. I just thought I’d mention that, a part I had done elsewhere they stayed with the click and i made a messy ending.

Apr 18, 2014 at 5:01 AM

Ok, no problem.

To Louise D’Arcy
Apr 19 at 4:51 PM

Hi Louise,

Your steel track is finished. You’ll get a Dropbox invite no later than Monday afternoon and you can download it from there.

The player is our primary pedal steel guitar man, the great Mr. Mike.

Bill Watson
http://www.NashvilleTrax.com

Louise D’Arcy

Apr 19, 2014
Hey Bill!!

Just listened to the steel guitar files and they sound Awesome!! Thank Mike for me for playing on my track, it sounds absolutely amazing and thank you for being so great to deal with.

Take Care,
Kind Regards
Louise D’Arcy

 

Louise ordered a second steel track in April 2016. She was very pleased with it also.

To order go to: Steel Guitar Tracks Online


Jennifer L Rocks Some Country On Historic Session!

Bill Watson, producer, with singer Jennifer L

Bill Watson and singer Jennifer L

The awesome Jennifer L was in the studio today to sing “Romance and Rodeo” written by songwriter K.C. Steele, the first country song recording miss L has sang on since her recent move to Nashville.

“Although prior to the session I’d only heard her do rock and pop,” said session producer Bill Watson, “I had a hunch Jennifer would sound great on this bluegrass flavored country tune, and it definitely paid off, she did a great job on both lead and harmony. I agree with my cousin, David Watson’s assessment: the girl could sing the phone book and make it sound good.”

To add to the historic nature of the occasion, Jennifer sang to a track cut earlier today using the very banjo used on the 1967 recording of “Rocky Top.” which session banjo man Aaron McDaris purchased from Sonny Osbourne, the original owner.

Aaron McDeris shows off his historic “Rocky Top” banjo.

Watson adds, “So first overdub session of the day we finish adding the banjo track, which Aaron McDaris absolutely nails to the wall, into the Pro Tools session and as he’s packing to leave he offhandedly remarks about the banjo being the one played on the original “Rocky Top” recording. My ears perk up and I take a closer look.

It’s THE Gibson Mastertone RB-3 Osbourne used on Rocky Top. How amazing is that?”

Aaron said prior to obtaining his steady “dream job” gig with Rhonda Vincent he was mowing lawns on the side and by chance was hired by Sonny Osbourne, the picker on the original Rocky Top recording. Each time he finished mowing he’d hang with Osbourne and chat about life and music. One day Sonny said, “This banjo deserves to be played and since I’m retired I’d love for you to take it out on your gigs.” Fully realizing the historic value of the instrument Aaron thought long and hard before finally accepting the offer. After a time he decided he’d like to own it outright it and with only two payments left on the $150,000 agreed-on price, it will soon be fully his. That folks, is called a bargain!

Also, Miss L did reveal that singing country isn’t as much of a stretch as you might think, her early roots are in 90’s country- Shania Twain and Kathy Mattea being two of the singers she emulated early on.

Provided KC gives permission, we’ll post the mix of “Romance and Rodeo” as soon as it’s finished.

6-27-14 Update: Here’s a clip of Romance and Rodeo, the mix turned out great! Let’s pick it up going into the final chorus:

The song is hot off the press with publishing open and right of first release intact. If you’d like to publish or record it we’d be glad to forward your interest to KC Steele.

Romance and Rodeo is © 2014 KC Steele. All rights reserved, presented here as a demonstration of production values, all other use prohibited under U.S. and International copyright law.


Country Male Singer Online For Your Self-Produced Demo Project

Are you looking for a male country singer to sing your song and have the tracks delivered over the Internet?

Try Jason! He’s a busy Nashville session vocalist and he’ll be glad to help you out. He’s available at Vocal Tracks Online. Here’s a quick sample of Jason’s voice:

Nashville Trax has pre-amps, microphones and software that will deliver you the best quality, super-easy-to-mix vocal tracks, equipment talent “doing tracks at home” simply can’t aford. And pricing is about $75 lower than the only real competition who can deliver this quality. Why would you go anywhere else?

Our online country male singer, Jason, will sing your country tune right!

Our online country male singer, Jason, will sing your country tune right!

Fight the Good Fight © 2014 Ryan/Rutledge


Breaking News: David Northrup Takes Oak Ridge Boys’ Gig

David Northrup at Red Rocks

Our studio session player is ready to cut your drum track!

One of our two studio drummers, David Northrup has accepted a position to drum for The Oaks. David’s credits are extensive. His last steady artist gig was with Travis Tritt. Much luck David!

Unfortunately that means Chris Golden, son of William Golden, has been let go. We were told that William Golden was not part of that decision, but was gracious when informed.

David Northrup will remain available to record on your songs when he’s in town.

Hear David play.


Banjo Tracks Online Gives Home Recording Producers Banjo Tracks Over The Internet

SSL 4000 E Series Console Channel Strip Being Used On Banjo Recording

SSL 4000 E Series Console Channel Strip Being Used On Banjo

Need a session quality banjo track played by a full time Nashville session player? You could spend hundreds to come to Nashville, rent studio time and hope you get a great player. Or simply order your banjo part for just $75 right over the Internet at Nashville Trax’ Banjo Tracks Online!

Does it work? You be the judge:

Hi Bill,

Hope you are doing well today.

Thought you might like to hear how I put your special touch to work in my recent demo.

Here´s the link: https://soundcloud.com/danny-shain/amo-mi-country-i-love-my

Thanks a bunch for the great work. Got another one coming in a couple weeks, if all goes according to plan.

Danny Shain