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BIAS Studios Bias Studios has been making music with our friends - some of the most talented artists on the planet - since 1973. A few even go back to the 60's: Nils Lofgren and Roy Buchanan to name two.
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What a gentleman he was.  Bias Studios was honored to work with Tony on over a dozen projects, one of which won a Grammy...
12/31/2020
Tony Rice, guitarist who brought a touch of jazz to bluegrass, dies at 69

What a gentleman he was. Bias Studios was honored to work with Tony on over a dozen projects, one of which won a Grammy - The New South - Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, Todd Phillips - 1983 Best Country Instrumental Performance "Fireball." The last time he was in - 2006 - he told us Bias was his home base for studios. When Tony was in the house, there was always great music and a calm, happy vibe. Rest in Peace, Tony.

He explored “unexpected, and sometimes startling” musical paths in broadening the scope of the genre.

12/03/2020
Sea Change, by Stephen Arnold & Sea Change

Congratulations to Steve Arnold on your beautiful release, Sea Change!
Along with Steve on Bass and some piano, you'll find Brian Settles - tenor saxophone, Nelson Dougherty - guitar, Simone Baron - accordion, Aleks Izotov - piano, Keith Butler, Jr. - drums, Sarah Marie Hughes - soprano saxophone

Engineering by Ken Barnum and assisted by Mostafa Elgawadi

12 track album

12/02/2020
Ken Barnum - Producer, Engineer, Bass Player

Ken Barnum - Producer, Engineer, Bass Player

Made a few software updates at the #studio @biasstudios today including this awesome BreakTweaker #plugin from @izotopeinc They make some great stuff🙏🔥🔥🔥

11/04/2020
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

Congrats to Frank Solivan on the beautiful upcoming release! Vocals tracked by Ken Barnum in Studio A!

NEW HOLIDAY SINGLE RELEASE to drop this Friday, Nov 6th.

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

“2020 has been a year of hardship for so many of us. The pandemic slugs on, political and racial conflicts divide us, hurricanes... wildfires. For many, it’s been a year of uncertainty and loss... A loss of community, a loss of cherished time with loved ones.

This holiday season I thought it was important to share a song that reminds us of the Christmas traditions that unite us. Reunions with friends and family, warm memories of olden days, and hope to once again gather together… with an embrace and a kiss.

I find the lyrics of this timeless song particularly meaningful this year, and I hope it brings some comfort to those needing it.

Let your heart be light… someday soon we all will be together. Until then… we’ll have to muddle through somehow. So have yourself a merry little Christmas, now.” - Frank Solivan

Song Credits:

Produced by Frank Solivan
Label - Fiddlemon Music

Frank Solivan - Vocals, Guitar and Mandolin

Jillian Lea - Harmony Vocals and Penny Whistle

Mike Munford - Banjo

Mark Shatz - Bass

Rob Ickes - Dobro

Tracked at Métier Mastering.
Will Shenk - recording engineer

Final vocals recorded at Bias Recording Studio.
Ken Barnum - recording engineer.

Mixed by Adam Taylor

Mastered by Randy LeRoy at Tonal Park

Manager - Baltimore Managment Agency
Phil Chorney [email protected]

Publicity - McGuckin Entertainment PR
Heidi Labensart [email protected]

Charm City Bluegrass

We Over Me Productions releases My Vote, My Voice! — Bias Studios
10/30/2020
We Over Me Productions releases My Vote, My Voice! — Bias Studios

We Over Me Productions releases My Vote, My Voice! — Bias Studios

Bias Studios is proud to announce the release of My Vote, My Voice from We Over Me Productions! Skip Pruitt, Jauvon Gilliam and the We Over Me Productions team brought this great song to Bias Studios Studio A to record with engineer Ken Barnum. This track was a fun way to raise awareness and e

10/09/2020
We Over Me Productions

Jauvon Gilliam and Skip Pruitt are doing what they can to inspire us all to get out and VOTE! We Over Me Productions, working with Ken Barnum in Studio A.

Introducing our second project, My Vote, My Voice! #vote

Ken Barnum working the Frank Solivan session in Studio A last night!
09/22/2020

Ken Barnum working the Frank Solivan session in Studio A last night!

Had a blast #recording and #editing #vocals for a #Christmas single for @fsolivan and @jillianlea440 at @biasstudios ! Rocking my #STXBP1 shirt for my niece! @thisisapiaudio @neumann.berlin @avid.protools @apogeedigital #music #engineer

Public voting begins tomorrow.  Please take a minute to vote for Howard University's Afro Blue.  These young men and wom...
09/20/2020
ENTER HERE TO VOTE! UPSTAGEDAID ONE WORLD, EVERY STUDENT VOICE COLLEGE A CAPPELLA CHAMPIONSHIPS ROUND ONE VOTING OPEN SEPTEMBER 21st – 24th – UpStagedU

Public voting begins tomorrow. Please take a minute to vote for Howard University's Afro Blue. These young men and women work hard and it is such an honor to work with them and their Professor, Connaitre Miller.

All Events ENTER HERE TO VOTE! UPSTAGEDAID ONE WORLD, EVERY STUDENT VOICE COLLEGE A CAPPELLA CHAMPIONSHIPS ROUND ONE VOTING OPEN SEPTEMBER 21st – 24th September 21 - October 2 Event Navigation « CALLING COLLEGE DJS! Compete for $10,000 in Prize Money in the NCPA COLLEGE DJ CHAMPIONSHIP 2020 9/15 ...

09/18/2020
Mark Reiter Music

Mark Reiter working in Studio A!

@sarahbenrazek @erinanthony7 @esquiremusic111 came by @biasstudios to track vocals for this amazing multilingual track. Had a blast and we got to go full T-Pain Autotune. So much great music coming out of the DMV right now. Hard times make great art. #singer #engineer #producer @thisisapiaudio @teletronix @neumann.berlin @izotopeinc @antaresautotunepro

09/14/2020

#BenPatterson #WarmUp 🔥🔥🔥 for today’s session with @bias_bob at the helm #engineer and @kenbarnum #assistant Neumann

“Legendary sound of Go-Go royalty, Trouble Funk” on SportCenter! - Edited and mixed by Mark Reiter Music and mixed by #B...
08/26/2020
“Legendary sound of Go-Go royalty, Trouble Funk” on SportCenter! — Bias Studios

“Legendary sound of Go-Go royalty, Trouble Funk” on SportCenter! - Edited and mixed by Mark Reiter Music and mixed by #Bob Dawson

Scott Van Pelt opens new DC based SportCenter show on ESPN with what he calls the “Legendary sound of Go-Go royalty, Trouble Funk!” Trouble Funk has been spending time recently at Bias Studios Studio A with Mark and Bob on several songs! This ESPN theme was and edited and mixed at Bias as well a...

Very cool project in the works with @Jauvon Gilliam and #engineer Ken Barnum - Producer, Engineer, Bass Player
08/24/2020

Very cool project in the works with @Jauvon Gilliam and #engineer Ken Barnum - Producer, Engineer, Bass Player

08/18/2020

Final tweaks are done in #StudioB making a wonderfully amazing sonic update to both Studios A&B! Thanks to #WashingtonProfessionalSystems, Brian Grant and @awydrzynski for the help navigating upgrades from Apogee Electronics #SymphonyMKII Avid Pro Tools Ultimate Universal Audio #Ultimate NATIVE INSTRUMENTS #Komplete Waves Audio iZotope and new Apple #MacPros! Even listening to rough tracks from @eberkon @amykbormet and @cvdiii sounds wonderful in here! Everything pairs especially nice with our vintage #api #GoldSeal in A and #3288 in B. #music #studio #engineer

08/17/2020

@biasstudios sounds so great with this new #audio #converter and computer upgrades! Thank you to Brian Grant and Austin Wydrzynski at #WashingtonProfessionalSystems for helping us through this incredibly large upgrade with Apogee Electronics #SymphonyMKII new Avid Avid Pro Tools Universal Audio #ultimate Apple #MacPro NATIVE INSTRUMENTS #komplete Feel free to set up an appointment to hear your #music in these incredible rooms!

Installing the #new @apple #macpro @apogeedigital Symphony MKII’s, @uaudio UAD Ultimate, and @avid.protools HDX in the a...
08/15/2020

Installing the #new @apple #macpro @apogeedigital Symphony MKII’s, @uaudio UAD Ultimate, and @avid.protools HDX in the amazingly upgraded #Studio A!!!🔥🔥🔥 Almost complete with both rooms and they sound amazing!!!! #music #studio #egineer @ BIAS Studios

#Studio B just got an upgrade! New @apogeedigital converters and a new @apple #MacPro with @avid.protools 20 Ultimate! T...
08/11/2020

#Studio B just got an upgrade! New @apogeedigital converters and a new @apple #MacPro with @avid.protools 20 Ultimate! This sounds so nice in this room on the #vintage @thisisapiaudio #console! StudioA up next! @ BIAS Studios

Flowerbomb
07/22/2020

Flowerbomb

Recording in a pandemic is certainly strange but we made it work!! thanks so much to Mark Reiter and Bias Studios for having us!! Feel free to go to the link in our bio to find our merch & music, while we’re all anxiously awaiting for shows to happen again 🖤🤍 BIAS Studios

Tonight at 7 is the last night of The MusicianShip's Virtual Wammie Awards.  Congratulations to the finalists and winner...
07/17/2020

Tonight at 7 is the last night of The MusicianShip's Virtual Wammie Awards. Congratulations to the finalists and winners! We are proud to have worked with these finalists in the categories presented last night and tonight:
Soul Artist - Rochelle Rice
Soul Song - Pan Lara and Rochelle Rice
Rock Song - Elizabeth II and Fellowcraft
Hard Rock Album - A Shrewdness of Apes and Elizabeth II
Punk Artist - Collider
Jazz Album - Lori Williams and Jack Kilby and the Front Line
Hard Rock Artist: A Shrewdness of Apes, Black Dog Prowl
Bluegrass Album - Cabin Creek and The Seldom Scene
Pop Song - Pan Lara
R&B Song - Pan Lara
World Music Artist - Pan Lara

Tonight at 7, third night of five, The MusicianShip presents the Virtual Wammie Awards.  Congratulations to the finalist...
07/15/2020

Tonight at 7, third night of five, The MusicianShip presents the Virtual Wammie Awards. Congratulations to the finalists and winners. We are thrilled to have worked with these finalists in the categories presented last night and tonight:
Rock Album - Touch the Buffalo
World Album - Pan Lara
Gospel Song - Pan Lara
Jazz Artist - Jack Kilby and the Frontline, Lori Williams and Mark G. Meadows
Punk Album - Collider
Rap Album - Rico Nasty

Tonight at 7pm MusicianShip will be presenting the first night of five Virtual 2020 Wammie Awards.  We are honored to be...
07/13/2020

Tonight at 7pm MusicianShip will be presenting the first night of five Virtual 2020 Wammie Awards. We are honored to be a finalist for Best Music Studio. Over the years we have worked with a lot of the other finalists whose categories' winners will be announced tonight. Congratulations everyone for being finalists and especially these artists with whom we have worked: Best Hard Rock Song: Black Dog Prowl and Shrewdness of Apes. Best Bluegrass Artist/Group: Cabin Creek and The Seldom Scene. Folk Album: Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. Best Punk Song: Collider. Best Jazz Song: Lori Williams, Mark G. Meadows, Pan Lara and Jack Kilby and the Frontline. Good luck everyone!

04/05/2020

It’s a beautiful #Sunday morning to #bake and #transfer #tapes with @bias_bob #Studio #music #engineer #producer

Many people love the coffee we serve at Bias Studios. It comes from a family roasting business in Ohio. I just talked to...
03/18/2020

Many people love the coffee we serve at Bias Studios. It comes from a family roasting business in Ohio. I just talked to them, asking for an order to be delivered to our home, and they tell me business is really down. If you would like to get some amazing coffee and help them out at the same time, it's Seven Hills Coffee. SevenHillsCoffee.com 513-489-5220
We order dark roast Rwandan, but they have lots of other choices. Tell 'em we sent you!

This was the sign hanging in front of Bias Studios. It was our first sign when we moved here in 1980.  Matched our stati...
03/13/2020

This was the sign hanging in front of Bias Studios. It was our first sign when we moved here in 1980. Matched our stationery at that time! Who remembers seeing this one???! #music #studio #engineer #producer

03/10/2020

The #ledendary @kenstringfellow of @theposies was in #StudioA today #producing for @ladygodftw and our own @markreitermusic #engineering @thisisapiaudio

#BeforeAndAfter #SwipeRight to 👀 this finished product! A little #TLC the @thisisapiaudio  #console needed in #StudioB t...
03/10/2020

#BeforeAndAfter #SwipeRight to 👀 this finished product! A little #TLC the @thisisapiaudio #console needed in #StudioB to work out some small issues and #reupholster the bolster. It’s a real necessity that @bias_bob handles with ease to keep this place #RunningSmooth #music #studio #engineer #producer @ BIAS Studios

03/08/2020
Ken Barnum - Producer, Engineer, Bass Player

Eliza Berkon starts her EP with Ken Barnum engineering in Studio A.

Some great #music in @biasstudios #StudioA today with @eberkon @amykbormet @cvdiii @strangewomanrecords #engineer

For their pre-game renditions of The Star Spangled Banner, DC sports teams have a go-to singer named Dwight Clyde Washin...
03/04/2020
A D.C. Dream Day with the District’s go-to singer for the national anthem

For their pre-game renditions of The Star Spangled Banner, DC sports teams have a go-to singer named Dwight Clyde Washington, better known as D. C. Washington. The vocals for his recently released album, “Home Run” were recorded and mixed at Bias Studios with Ken Barnum engineering and mastered by Mike Monseur. All proceeds go to charity as explained in this article outlining DC’s Dream Day in DC!

D.C. Washington would work several performances into his perfect day in the District.

02/23/2020
Mark Reiter Music

Mark Reiter Music

My dream team of rock and roll session players - @jorabek @noodlybrooke and Mike Shotton came by @biasstudios for another day of tracking the T’Na Blu album. Probs should have gotten Natalie in @daycareswindlers ‘cuz she’s never played ska before and we did it for 20+ years and she’s better at it. #ska #piano #guitar #bass @thisisapiaudio @nordkeyboards #engineer #producer

02/21/2020
Mark Reiter Music

Mark Reiter Music

Plugins are cool, especially when they actually plug in. @themsee @nickjonesaudio @thisisapiaudio @uaudio #dbx @empiricallabs #analog #1176 #distressor #dbx160 #engineer #producer

When Nolan Williams has a vision for using his music for social good, and when it involves recording, we are honored to ...
02/12/2020
His quest: To create music that challenges us to be ‘our better selves’

When Nolan Williams has a vision for using his music for social good, and when it involves recording, we are honored to be a part of the process. He was recently recognized in the Washington Post Magazine with a two-page spread that includes an inspiring story about music bridging barriers of language and race and gender.

Composer and music director Nolan Williams Jr. on the ways music can overcome barriers.

DMV favorite, rapper-singer-songwriter, The Experience, is recording his newest album at Bias with Jay Que engineering a...
02/12/2020
The Experience — Bias Studios

DMV favorite, rapper-singer-songwriter, The Experience, is recording his newest album at Bias with Jay Que engineering and co-producing the 10-song project. The Washington Post describes his music as “timeless,” and “lushly instrumented rap-soul-funk.” It’s perfect timing for The Experience to be working at Bias, with his family’s roots in Go-Go, and the homecoming of Trouble Funk, this studio is full of what he calls “fire musicians.”

DMV favorite rapper-singer-songwriter, The Experience, is recording his newest album at Bias with Jay Que engineering and co-producing the 10-song project. The Washington Post describes his music as “timeless,” and “lushly instrumented rap-soul-funk.” It’s perfect timing for The Experience...

Go-Go, the funk beat that just goes and goes is back!
02/11/2020
Go-Go, the Heartbeat of DC carries on and Trouble Funk is Back! — Bias Studios

Go-Go, the funk beat that just goes and goes is back!

Trouble Funk has been laying down the funk in DC since 1978 and were a fixture in Bias’ Studio A in the 80’s working on Drop the Bomb and In Times of Trouble. Led by Big Tony, Trouble Funk is back tracking for a new release, with Mark Reiter engineering. Feels like old times!

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Bias Studio Highwire Recorded at Bias 1987 by Bob Dawson Mixed at Bias 2018 by Bob Dawson Released June 2019 Produced by Lisa Rich Co-Produced by Bob Dawson
Hello BIAS Studios! Does anyone there remember Kit Kamien? He was the coolest guy I ever know. He was my guitar teacher. He recorded at Bias in the '80s and probably earlier. Funky, Zappaesque, swamp rock. Kit passed away about a dozen years ago. He was well known in Bethesda and DC music circles all those years ago.