©2013, Stan Wells
Artist Portrait by Virgil Elliott
Aerial Photography by Stan Wells
Ocean and River Photography by Jeff Peterson and Phyllis Peterson
Any music lover who drifts with the poetry of every word from singers who craft music with their souls and skillful hands, might be able to imagine the joy I experienced working on this project.
Local West Sonoma County California musician, Stan Wells, found Magnolia Studio through the kind suggestion of his producer, Jeff Martin of Studio E. All of the songs on the High Tide CD are written, arranged, played and sung by Stan Wells accompanied by his band Well Perked (Betty Perkins, Michael Perkins and Ted Anderson). They were joined in the studio by these world-class musicians — Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Nina Gerber, David "Dawg" Grisman, David LaFlamme, Jeff Martin, and Riggy Rackin.[ … Read More ]
My favorite part of the project, being a vinyl listener in the 70s and 80s, was to transcribe Stan's recordings as they were mastered. This text was used for the liner notes booklet included with the CD. I was close to attaining musical bliss, to say the least! Stan provided digital images from old family and career photo albums and I scanned his original handwritten lyrics from his own notebook, to include on the web site.
I was responsible for design, art editing, layout, photography selection, proofreading and production of this full-color, 16-page CD booklet with liner notes, packaging and CD face labeling. We also produced a downloadable PDF flyer for online radio promotion.
Visit Tower Records to buy and download this amazing CD. For a "sneak peek" you can listen on YouTube™ and Spotify.
You can also watch these videos of songs from the CD on YouTube™ along with the original song lyrics. Fantasy Junction, featuring David LaFlamme on violin, Here We Go Again, featuring Ramblin' Jack Elliot and David Grisman, recording together for the first time at Studio E in Sebastopol, California, 2013, and Hello, featuring David Grisman.
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January 31, 2014
"I am delighted to have chosen Magnolia Studio to help me with my "High Tide" album release. Phyllis poured her enthusiasm and creativity into every aspect of the project. Services included album cover and booklet design, web site design and construction, and electronic transmission of the artwork to the CD manufacturer. The process of working with Magnolia Studio was collaborative with quick turn around and excellent results every step of the way."
Stan Wells — Singer/Songwriter of "High Tide"