Atlantic Beach Music Festival 2017

Well, another AB music festival event in the books. What a great day! According to the AB site, there were over 10,000 in attendance! Thanks to Atlantic Beach and all the sponsors for having us out, and I can’t wait to do it again next year!
Atlantic Beach, NC

Atlantic Beach Music Festival 2017, Jim Heidenreich – Drummer, Danny Garner in the distance – Guitarist
Randy Hignite – Keys

The lineup was incredible, the crowd was energetic, the weather was perfect. The Mighty Saints of Soul encountered a few technical problems early into the set (bad DI box, bad cable), but after that, the sound was rich and clear. Thanks to Pete Benson and his crew for providing backline and FOH, and doing an awesome job of keeping us all going.

When I arrived, my drummer said he had a friend playing over in the next town and they were having mixer problems. It was for a private wedding and they went on at 6:30. Well, I was mixing the Saints until 6 pm, so that would be a tight timeline. After our show, I rushed over to Beaufort, NC to take a look, about a 15 minute drive. It seems the mixer may have a circuit problem, but we were able to get enough of the channels working to go on with the show. It was a harrowing few minutes; the wedding party was running late in their activities, so that gave us a few more minutes to sort it out. Bottom line is the show went on, they sounded great and the clients were happy with the outcome.

The Jan Michael Fields Band

I had no idea who I was helping, just a friend of a friend. Later I found out who it was. Gentlemen, I am humbled, and just glad as heck I could help get things going again. Thanks for trusting me with your gear!
The Jan Michael Fields Band


Consulting Sound Engineer

I have been doing a little consulting lately, setting up and training new users on PreSonus Studio Live consoles. Here is a Facebook post from one of my happy clients.

Ken Watson putting his “touch”on our new system. Ken will be a consultant and sound man when available. He currently does an outstanding job as sound engineer for The Mighty Saints of Soul. Thanks to Randy Hignite we were able to obtain his expertise. Digital equipment is like night and day in relation to analog….He knows what he’s doing! Thanks Ken! Oh, if you don’t recognize the drummer, Tim Harper from Red Oak, NC is laying down on the sticks for Ken…


Atlantic Beach Music Festival

This past weekend I had the pleasure of mixing a live show for The Mighty Saints of Soul in a festival setting in Atlantic Beach, NC at the Beach Music Festival. This was by far the largest crowd I have ever mixed for, about 6000 people according to Emcee John Moore. The line up was The Holiday Band, The Band of Oz, The Fantastic Shakers and The Mighty Saints of Soul.

It was truly an awesome event and I hope to be a part of it again next year!

Brandon Penny - The circle today!_2016-05-23_12-13-07

-photo credit Brandon Penny


Pig in the Park

This past weekend I had the pleasure of mixing a live show for The Mighty Saints of Soul and The Downtown Chameleons at the Pig in the Park festival in Goldsboro, NC. It was a benefit to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club.

Man was it cold and windy, but I managed to take one cool pic while I was there. We had a lot of fun and the pigs (24 of them) were great. Thanks to all who came out and supported the fundraiser, local businesses and local music.

Pig in the Park 2016Nothing you can do is cooler than this. Nothing.