While most folks head to Bonnaroo to check out the many different music stages sprinkled throughout festival, one team of folks is hunkered down in a small corner of The Farm for four days. East Nashville’s Lij Shaw (of Stereo Sessions)and his team of engineers are hard at work during the Bonnaroo Hay Bale Studio recording sessions that go on throughout Bonnaroo.
The East Nashvillian got a behind-the-scenes look at what a day is like in the Hay Bale Studio…
Shakey Graves, also known as Alejandro Rose-Garcia talks last minute adjustments with Hay Bale Studio Engineer Stephen “Phoneix” Turney before his Hay Bale Studio recording session. Shakey Graves performs in the Hay Bale studio with touring band members Chris Boosahda on drums and Patrick O’Connor on electric guitar.
Bahamas, also known as Afie Jurvanen, coordinates with Hay Bale Studio Head Engineer Lij Shaw for last minute sound adjustments. The Canadian musician lays down three tracks while at the Hay Bale Studio.
Hay Bale Engineer Michael “MHz” Hardesty sets levels before Bahamas begins his Hay Bale Studio recording session.
X Ambassadors guitarist Adam Levin cracks a smile during sound check for their Hay Bale recording session. They performed later that evening on the Bonnaroo Who Stage.
X Ambasadors teammate sound checks keys for pianist Casey Harris.
X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Harris and band lay down a few tracks at a Hay Bale Studio, while Engineer Stephen “Phoneix” Turney closely monitors audio.
Lij Shaw, owner of East Nashville’s The Toy Box Studio, adjusts levels for the X Ambassadors Hay Bale recording session.
Stephen “Phoneix” Turney sets up the DJ Rig in anticipation of Corey Feldman and the Angels.
A Corey Feldman Angel does double work in sound checking on the keys, and doing a makeup touch-up prior to the Angels’ Hay Bale Studio recording.
Actor and singer Corey Feldman sound checks before his Hay Bale Studio recording. Corey has starred in movies “The Goonies" and “Stand By Me”, along with fronting the band Truth Movement.