I started Old Black Dog Records initially to promote my own music.
In the days before myspace and youtube, where anyone can promote almost anything now, I wanted to reach a wider audience and a personal label/website was the only way.
The name was inspired by my lovely old black Labrador dog William. The picture on the logo is taken from a painting I did of him when he was about twelve years old and seemed to fit the bill nicely.
I’ve produced three CDs of my own songs now, with a few traditional songs thrown in for good measure. Only one of these CDs “All in good time” is actually on the OBDR label, but I plan to re-master or re-record some of my older material, as well as some new songs, for a new CD due for release on OBDR soon.
I have a very modest studio with straightforward, no-nonsense equipment, as I tend not to enhance my songs too much with effects and techno wizardry. I think a song with a good melody and meaningful lyrics will always stand up for itself.
I have recorded a couple of other solo artists and helped them produce demo CDs, always using their own original material as this avoids copyright or licensing issues. I’ve also transferred old and cherished material from tape or vinyl to CD quite successfully.
Check out the Old Black Dog Records website and let me know what you think. I’m always up for some constructive feedback!
Don’t forget to check out My space for free downloads of some of my songs, just click on the link.
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