The Reel News

Mars Productions (Lexington) -- Steve Lyon, owner/engineer, reports that songwriter George Cochran has been in making demos; Audra Watkins cut an audition tape for a Tru-Value Hardware contest; Gary Nelson of Gardenside Christian and Woodford Countian Wanda Brumley worked on some accompaniment tracks; Steve and partner John Ireson have finished an eight-song cassette tape to sell at club appearances. The cassette includes a tune by L.A.S.C. member and Rudyard Kipling owner Sheila Joyce.

Falk Recording -- engineer David Blythe reports that LASC'er Debbie Tuggle came in to do demos on two tunes; Homefront stalwart John Gage cut a sing-along album with a group of kids; Brian Brough did a six-song demo; Warden Wilder, country songwriter also cut some demos; Hedy Hilburn and Ronnie Dee recorded a tune that began at an L.A.S.C. collaboration session, plus one other; funk group Park Avenue, with Byron Smith producing, did the first tracks on a new tune; on-location recording jobs included a Bach Society concert and a Louisville Chorus concert.

Studio 2002 -- owner/engineer Rob Magallon reports that metal rocker David La Duke has been virtually living in the studio, doing production work for his Have Rock, Will Travel EP, which is scheduled for European release, plus the Sinbad album, which is also set for European release. On top of that, La Duke is cutting a five-song EP to be released by Rage Records in the United Kingdom, under the title "In The Raw And Then Some." Scott Rogge, former keyboardist with Karen Kraft and Kicks and The Art has been in laying down preliminary tracks for a project by his sister Susanne; Dan Cooney, currently in a production at Derby Dinner Playhouse came in to cut a tune for a lady friend; and finally, Undecided Image, local variety band, has been cutting tracks for a new sales video.

Real To Reel -- Jeff Carpenter says that he's wrapping up several projects in order to clear the way for conversion to sixteen-track later this month. Completed are the "Mrs. Frazier" project, the Larry Kennedy project and Glen Fullmore's (of Lemonade Hayride) album and CD release. A review of the new setup will be forthcoming.

Alpha Recording (Elizabethtown) -- engineer Keith Pacey relates that aside from commercial work, he has recorded an eight-song tape for the Fletcher Brothers, a country group from Danville, and a sales demo for the Dime At A Time Band, a country group.