Clients and Projects

Projects - Spring 2009

Arlo in concert

A rare tape was discovered by the Guthrie family with a recording of Arlo Guthrie playing a 1969 concert, presumably on Long Island. Toby transferred the vintage analog tape, cleaned it up and remastered it. The result is a new release by Rising Son Records entitled, "Tales of '69."

Many of the nine titles are Arlo favorites (The Mortorcycle Song). Also highlighted is a hilarious 45 minute rendition of the Arlo's epic "The Multicolored Roach" which includes a history of cannabis farming followed by a wild tale of geopolitical espionage during the Cold War.
Arlo in concert in 1969
 
Legendary songwriter and folksinger, Eric Andersen, will be releasing a new live album entitled "Woodstock under the Stars" which features performances over the last 7-8 years. The project was mastered by Toby at Northeastern Digital with engineer, Chris Andersen (no relation) and Eric's manager, Carol Rothman. Among the tracks are live performances of such great songs as "I Shall Go Unbounded" and "Rain Falls Down in Amsterdam."
Eric Andersen
 
Eric Andersen
Kate Taylor
Kate Taylor was in the studio with producer/guitarist, Bill Derby, to work on her new CD release "Fair Time!." It has twelve new songs and shows what an expressive and articulate singer Kate is. Kate will be performing at Feinstein's at Loews Regency in NYC on July 13th to kick off the new album.
Kate Taylor
 
Empire
soundtracks
Toby mastered another video game soundtrack, Empire Total War, just released by Sumthing Else Music. It includes 32 tracks of highly spirited orchestra music by composer, Richard Beddow, performed by the Slovak National Orchestra. The popular video game was just released by Sega earlier this year.
Empire Total War
   
Boston Composer, John Kusiak, was in mastering his new work, Warp, which was premiered by Prometheus Dance at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston on May 15, 2009. The multimedia performance was sponsored by the World Music-Crash Arts festival.

John Kusiak

 
John Kusiak
Miss Marie
contemporary pop
Pictured left is Miss Marie, singer for Professor Louie and the Crowmatix. Toby completed the mastering of their new live album, " Whispering Pines', which will be released this fall after their gruelling summer tour up and down the East Coast.
Miss Marie
   
Chandler Travis, gifted singer/songwriter and member of The Incredible Casuals was at NDR in June to master his new release "After She Left." The new album features eleven poignant songs about life, love, bitterness, and regret, countered by some very uplifting moments.

Chandler Travis

 
Chandler Travis
The National Convention

After much success with their last full album, "The Many Moods of..", The National Convention has now released an EP of four new songs entitled, "The Sexy Sound of The National Convention." Toby mastered both projects at NDR. Their infective brand of 70's style retro/indie pop is the brainchild of songwriter, Eric Poulin.
The National Convention
   
bluegrass

Claire Lynch Claire Lynch's (left) new Rounder release, Whatcha Gonna Do?, was mastered here by Toby. The album was produced by Claire and the 12 songs feature contemporary-bent arrangements behind Claire's angelic voice. The album is slated for a September 15 release date.

Toby also completed a Bluegrass Unlimited 2009 Sampler for Rounder featuring several well known artists such as Rhonda Vincent, Steve Martin (right), Alecia Nugent, and Tony Trischka.
Steve Martin
Claire Lynch
 
Steve Martin
jazz
  The most recent Jazz sessions at NDR have had a distinct international flavor.  
Massimo Sammi Alejandro Chiabrando, saxophonist from Argentina, completed his album "Green Light." Italian guitarist, Massimo Sammi, mastered his debut album "First Day" (left) with Toby. English 5 string violinist extraordinare Helen Sherrah-Davies (right) was in with producer, Nicolas Farmakalidis, working on her new CD "StarStuff."
Helen Sherrah-Davies
Massimo Sammi
 
Helen Sherrah-Davies
Leah Gough-Cooper
Also from the British Isles, Scottish saxophonist, Leah Gough-Cooper (left), worked with Toby on "Future Pop" for her band Human Equivalent. Finally, Miguel Fernandez (right) , a jazz saxaphonist from Barcelona, mastered his new album entitled "Transplanet Species."
Miguel Fernandez
Leah Gough-Cooper
 
Miguel Fernandez
There were, of course, several notable American jazz projects that were mastered at NDR.
The Quartet of Happiness
Keyboardist, Rick Scott, was in the studio to master a new album of his trio. Sax player, Rick Stone, came by to work on a new album by The Quartet of Happiness (left). Dan Moretti (right) mastered two albums with Toby: "Foundations" which is a collaboration with Curt Ramm & Bill Cunliffe and "Tres" which is his own jazz trio.
Dan Moretti
The Quartet of Happiness
 
Dan Moretti
Doug Lamey
folk music
Terry Kitchen
The trio, Tri (Gaellic for three), was in the studio to master a new album of their Cape Breton music. They are spearheaded by violinist, Doug Lamey (left). Singer songwriter, Terry Kitchen, was in mastering his new album, Summer to Snowflakes (right), which has 12 new terrific songs.
Doug Lamey
 
Terry Kitchen