Earlier this month, Jay Dudt and Hollis Greathouse, owners of Audible Images, a new recording studio in Ross, received a telephone call from an employee of Red Light Management requesting space for an unnamed client.
They were initially reluctant because Red Light wanted to bring in their own engineer.
"At one point, I thought we weren't going to be able to do it because he had a list of things he wanted," said Greathouse. "Fortunately, we had a cancellation and it worked out."
Then they were told the unnamed musician was Dave Matthews.
"I said, 'Sure,' " said Greathouse. "I guess your engineer knows what he is doing."
On June 8, the day before Matthews performed with his band in Pittsburgh, he spent nearly 12 hours at Audible Images recording music.
Bruce Flohr, an employee with Red Light, the management company for the Dave Matthews Band, said the group has been writing new music for their next recording, some of which the band has been performing during this summer's tour.
"Dave had some ideas he wanted to get down on tape, so he called and said he needed a studio in Pittsburgh," said Flohr. "So we were able to find Audible Images and book the room."
Flohr said some of songs could be part of the band's next recording, scheduled for a spring 2007 release. He emphasized that Matthews was working on songs for the band, not on a solo project.
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