Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rick Barton of Continental Is Currently Recording At Muscle Shoals

Rick posing with guitarist Kelvin Lee Holly
"Muscle Shoals AL - Rick Barton is having the time of his life while working at the same time. When asked his about experience this far recording at Portside Sound Studio, Barton said, "There are many many spine tingling moments on this record." 

Portside Sound Studio is the same studio as the second incarnation of Muscle Shoals sound studio, which operated from 1978-1990 and was featured in the outstanding documentary about the legendary Alabama music scene. 

Barton met producer Kimi Samson while touring with Continental last Summer and was invited to record at the room by Samson. Daniel Murner is engineering the sessions.

One of the many perks of the studio for Barton has been being able to work with several local musicians including guitarist Kelvin Lee Holly (Little Richard, Gregg Allman, The Amazing Rhythm Aces).  

Barton, who is under contract with Rusty Knuckles Music, has relished in the moment. "It has been fucking mind blowing," said the original Dropkick Murphy's guitarist."