Eligible to studio producers and engineers that worked on a local release in 2020. For our purposes, a “local release” refers to music from an artist based in the 864 area code. Sponsored by WAVS.
2020-21 Winner: Shane Nelson (Asaph Records)
Greer Castle is a full-service recording facility located in Greer. The studio is owned and operated by Nick Brown, an Upstate local with 10+ years of experience in the business.
The spacious facility at Greer Castle is uniquely designed for
Cliff Witherspoon is the owner and operator of Red Arrow Studio based in Westminster. In 2020, he worked on projects with Upstate bands like Serotonal, Cleansing of the Temple, and several others.
Official Website: https://redarrowstudio.com
Phillips is an audio engineer and owner of Studio 101 Recording based in Woodruff. He won the Best Studio Producer / Engineer award at the inaugural Upstate Music Awards. In 2020, he worked on records for William Shirley, Kendall Allen,
Natalie Foreverland is a musical artist who along with being a singer-songwriter, writes musicals, and coaches shag dancing at Clemson University & country, latin, and ballroom dancing in the Upstate. She writes, producers, and records pop, country, musical theatre, children’s
Zach Klein started Klein Productions in 2018. He has ten years of producing, recording, and mixing experience. Klein Productions is a home studio in Greenville that offers audio recording, mixing and mastering. In 2020, Zach worked with Stereo Reform on
Ian Guthrie is an engineer/producer at Studio 101 Recording. He’s been playing and recording music for over 25 years and has worked with a wide range of artists from many different genres. Currently, he produces and plays drums for his
Shane owns and operates Asaph Records in Greenville. He’s a fresh, versatile producer and engineer who has produced projects for Parris Bridge, Kylie Odetta, Charlee Buitrago, Mondegreen, The Fold Collective, Sheree Wright, Newspring Church, and many others this year.
Job Childers writes, produces, and records everything in his bedroom studio in Greenville under the moniker lanclier.
OkayHozay aka José Haritos brings an alternative and experimental sound to the hip-hop scene in Greenville. His work has been featured on recent projects by many local artists — including H3lix, 888Shiva, Tmacwitdahat, Ramo and more.
Matt Morgan is a musician, composer, and producer from Greenville, SC — with experience as a live sound engineer for renowed artists including Hootie and the Blowfish and Steve Morris. He began touring the country as a vocalist and guitar
Producer and engineer at Speaklife Studio in Spartanburg, Jesse has worked with numerous artists around the Upstate. He provided two beats to Upstate rapper Scotty K’s 2020 album GREYBACK.
Speaklife Studio: https://speaklifestudio.com
Jesse on Instagram: http://instagram.com/jshirts_beats
In 2020, Niel mastered Joy & Fahr’s album JOY.FM; recorded, produced, and mastered Mourning Dove’s holiday-inspired Silent Night EP, and released three singles under his own name including “Interstate” (streaming above).
Official Website: http://nielbrooks.com
Don Parsons produced and engineered tracks for several local artists in 2020 including:
“Good On My Own” by Ryan Henry – https://youtu.be/J5pJW-5-138
“Cutoff Jeans” by Jeff Anderson – https://youtu.be/ECxc_3WobRs
“Too Late To Say Goodbye” by Dana Bradley – https://youtu.be/BYHU4LHX140
Mike Jones is owner of The Garage Recording in Boiling Springs, where Upstate groove metal band Burn the Cynic recorded their 2020 debut album Spitting in the Face of Sanity.
Jay Arrington is a music producer, recording engineer, mixer, and the owner of Greenbriar Studio in Greenville, South Carolina. He specializes in alternative/indie rock, folk rock, contemporary worship music, and other similar genres. In 2020, Arrington worked on projects with
Andrew Simmons is a music producer, mix engineer, and musician based in the Upstate. Specializing in pop, hip hop, and rock music, he’s worked closely with Greenville pop songstress Karen Clardy — including her latest single “Rumpelstiltskin” (streaming above), which
Owner, producer, and engineer at Soul Shack Studio, Jeff has helped produce music for artists of many genres and skill levels. His quaint studio puts out high quality material with a down home feel.
Official Website – http://soulshackstudio.com