In celebration of its 25th anniversary, PreSonus has announced the new River City Sessions, and online performance series featuring artists performing in the company’s Walters-Storyk Design Group-designed River City Studio in Baton Rouge, LA. The first episode has just debuted, featuring Justin Garner as recorded by Eric Welch.
The monthly, genre-agnostic online series will include hand-picked up-and-coming artists from Louisiana and beyond, offering them a chance to record a few songs and a video in high fidelity for free. Each episode is intended to capture the live, performative spirit of the artists, with minimal attention to overdubs, layering, etc.
Each performance concludes with a brief Q&A with each session’s engineer about the recording techniques and creative approach employed. Like the featured artists, engineers will be different with every episode.
“This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” says Wesley DeVore, PreSonus product marketing manager. “Independent artists are the lifeblood of PreSonus. The River City Sessions give us a chance to support the kind of musicians that help build our company and share their work with a global audience.”
Performances will be published via PreSonus’ YouTube and Facebook accounts monthly. Currently-scheduled performers include Justin Garner, Kimberly Meadowlark, Korgy and Bass, Molly Taylor, Palimino Darling, Quin Quartet, and somebody called “The Big Burly Man.”