What's New

New Original Song Placement

This tune, "Everything But You" was recently placed in the ABC daytime series, "All My Children" It was written by Michael and the artist Tarah Leveen. It was produced at The Music Lab by Michael.

Dina Preston Band

“I Can’t Wait” is The Dina Preston Band's newest release written in honor of their upcoming U.S. Embassy Tour to Budapest. The band’s touring highlight includes a patriotic performance in Debrecen, Hungary to commemorate September 11. The band will also perform in Budapest, Eger and the city of Pecs. (Writers: Dina Preston-Ortiz, Don Ortiz & Michael Terry)

Brian Demarco..... Living Above the Line

A great new CD from Brian Demarco is out and available on itunes. 12 new original cuts from the talented singer/songwriter from Phoenix. The record features Gary Ferguson and Ron James on drums ,John Willis, Mario Mendivil, and Dave Anderson on bass, Adam Armijo on guitars, Mike Smith on pedal steel, Peter Anderegg on cello, Tyler James on banjo, and Lisa Gridley on vocals. Featured here is cut #2, Big Idea.

The Evening Sin

Vinyl Station

The core of Vinyl Station is Matthew Thornton and Brendon Cottrell, a guitar based duo out of Phoenix,AZ. We produced this record over the span of about a year and a half due to the band's extremely busy schedule. The tunes are infectious as is Matthew's vocal delivery, and Brendon's harmony fills out the vocal mix...... with the help of Michael's keyboards, the other musicians include Scott Kusmirek and Jim Atkins on drums, Tyler James on Banjo, and Roger Singleton on guitar. The new CD is available on itunes........ download a copy..... a very cool record.

Living Above the Line

Brian Demarco

A great new CD from Brian Demarco is out and available on itunes. 12 new original cuts from the talented singer/songwriter from Phoenix. The record features Gary Ferguson and Ron James on drums ,John Willis, Mario Mendivil, and Dave Anderson on bass, Adam Armijo on guitars, Mike Smith on pedal steel, Peter Anderegg on cello, Tyler James on banjo, and Lisa Gridley on vocals.

Come on Down to the House

Eddie Elliott

Eddie Elliott's record came across my plate in a strange way........ Half of it had already been tracked in California but needed to be finished. The other half was tracked and mixed from here in Arizona........ I heard Eddie singing in Scottsdale one night and told him about my place and if he ever wanted to record some tunes, I would love to be involved......... a few months later he came to me with this collection of songs...... A wonderful singer/songwriter with great stories to tell about life, love and family, Eddie's voice is one that needs to be heard.

Groovin'

Jay Stollman

One of my favorite tunes covered by Jay Stollman. We did this a few years back. Bobby Peters on sax, Nick Mangini on drums, Scott Spray on bass and a guest artist that you'll have to guess.

Artist of the Heart

Frannie Faith

This record was a tough one to catagorize. It has all the hooks of a great pop record but the spiritual message of a meditation type record. Frannie Faith really broke the mold here and it was a real pleasure to track and mix it. Produced by Frannie and her husband Jeff Southworth of Hall and Oates fame, Michael mixed it with Jeff and Frannie back in early 2010. Some great players and singers on the record......... Sharon Bryant, Robin Batteau, and Jeff Southworth. To hear more about the record and of course purchase it, go to Frannie's website  www.franniefaith.com