Cookie Marenco – Straight 8 Live Interview

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With Catherine Vericolli Interview 4-25-2015, Published 6-2-2015   Cookie Marenco is an engineer/producer/composer with more than 20 years experience in the music industry. She is the founder of OTR Studios and Blue Coast Records, and has engineered or produced five Grammy-nominated records, several Gold records and an Academy Award-winning documentary. Marenco, along … Continued

The Straight Eight – Tucker Martine

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Tucker Martine is a Grammy-nominated American record producer and composer who has worked with artists such as The Decemberists, R.E.M., My Morning Jacket, Beth Orton, Neko Case, Mudhoney, Bill Frisell, Sufjan Stevens, Spoon, Camera Obscura and Laura Veirs. In 2010, Paste Magazine included Martine … Continued

The Straight Eight – Amanda Palmer

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Amanda Palmer is an American performer who first rose to prominence as the lead singer, pianist, and lyricist/composer of the duo The Dresden Dolls. She has had a successful solo career, is also one-half of the duo Evelyn Evelyn, and … Continued

The Straight Eight (Live) – Ian MacKaye

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Ian MacKaye is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician, label owner, and producer. Active since 1979, MacKaye is best known for being the frontman of the influential hardcore punk bands Minor Threat, the post-hardcore bands Embrace and Fugazi, as well … Continued

The Straight Eight – Heba Kadry

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Heba Kadry is the chief mastering engineer at Timeless Mastering in Brooklyn, NY. Heba grew up in Egypt, and after graduating from The American University in Cairo she got her start in audio by composing jingles for two years in … Continued

The Straight Eight – Eric Ambel

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Eric “Roscoe” Ambel is a New York City–based guitarist and record producer, originally from Batavia, Illinois. He has worked with a wide range of artists including Nils Lofgren, The Brandos, Steve Earle, the Yayhoos, Del Lords, The Bottle Rockets, Joan … Continued

The Straight Eight – John Agnello

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John Agnello is an American producer, recording engineer and mixer who has been involved with many albums throughout the last 25 years. Most recently, John has been involved with Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Sweet Apple, Dinosaur Jr., Thurston Moore and Jemina Pearl, to … Continued

The Straight Eight – Tony Visconti

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Tony Visconti is an American record producer, musician and singer. Since the late 1960s, he has worked with a vast number of artist on an incredible discography spanning decades. His lengthiest involvement with any artist is with David Bowie, and from the 1969 … Continued