Santa Monica, Calif. (December 1, 2016) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® and Memphis Chapter recently hosted their latest "Up Close & Personal" event, featuring noted engineer, studio owner and journalist/editor Larry Crane. The event was held on Monday, November 14, 2016, in Studio A at the Stax Museum in Memphis.
Memphis Chapter P&E Wing committee co-chair Gebre Waddell skillfully led the Portland, Oregon-based Crane through a retrospective of Crane's 20-plus-year career, covering his philosophies of capturing performances and what makes a great recording. Crane, whose credits include Sleater-Kinney, the Go-Betweens and the Decemberists, as well as a long-time working relationship with the late, revered Elliot Smith, delighted the audience with his in-depth knowledge of Memphis musical history. Attendees included such Memphis recording luminaries as Stax producer/songwriter David Porter, GRAMMY® winners Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell and Matt Ross-Spang, and vinyl mastering engineer Jeff Powell.
Maureen Droney, P&E Wing and Recording Technology Managing Director, states, "Larry Crane is a well-known accomplished interviewer in his own right, so it was a treat to see the tables turned and get a deep dive into his famously unique perspectives on the art of recording. We thank Larry for this candid conversation and look forward to future 'Up Close & Personal' events."
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Photo Caption 1: Prominent attendees of "Up Close & Personal with Larry Crane," hosted by The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® and Memphis Chapter, on Monday, November 14, 2016, in Studio A at the Stax Museum in Memphis. Photographed by: Greg Campbell/WireImage. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy®. © 2016
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Photo Caption 2: Pictured L-R: GRAMMY®-winner Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell; noted engineer, studio owner and journalist/editor Larry Crane; and Maureen Droney, P&E Wing and Recording Technology Managing Director, pictured at "Up Close & Personal with Larry Crane," hosted by The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® and Memphis Chapter, on Monday, November 14, 2016, in Studio A at the Stax Museum in Memphis. Photographed by: Greg Campbell/WireImage. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy®. © 2016
About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, like "Recording Academy / GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The Recording Academy’s social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.
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