Interesting piece on “field” recording (literally!) – In June 2011, a unique studio sprang up at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival – the “Hay Bale Studio”. Aptly named after the dozens of hay bales positioned on the exterior for sound rejection, the space allowed more than 35 of the festival’s acts to record tracks in a purpose-built recording studio. Tracks from artists such as Ray LaMontagne, Amos Lee, Iron and Wine, Mumford and Sons, and The Decemberists were transferred to the radio tent next door and broadcast on radio stations nationwide. Approximately 45 radio stations nationwide featured these “Bonnaroo sessions” over the weekend.
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Guitar Center Professional Again Helps Outfit “Hay Bale Studio” At Bonnaroo 2011