Hunter Lea is a Grammy Nominated record producer, a songwriter and musician. His work has been featured by Newsweek, NPR, MTV, Mojo Magazine, Q Magazine, BBC, The Los Angeles Times, London Telegraph, Uncut and more.
As curator and co-producer of Light in the Attic Records Lee Hazlewood Series, Hunter has worked on 18 releases, including the Grammy Nominated There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966-1971. Learn more about the series at Light In The Attic Records. Want to know more about Lee Hazlewood? Listen to Hunter's two-hour Hazlewoodology Podcast.
He currently produces and engineers out of Uptone Recorders in Tacoma, WA. The studio/music museum is a time traveler’s paradise…featuring a 1960s recording console from Motown Detroit, Wrecking Crew drummer Hal Blaine’s drums & percussion and a vast assortment of 1950s-1970s mid-century instruments & equipment to record with.
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Mix your tracks?
Write music to your lyrics or poetry?
DJ all original Lee Hazlewood vinyl at your party or function?
If you answered to any of these questions…please CONTACT me. I would love to help with your project, whether we are recording in person or are continents apart, sending hi-resolution files.
The Low Humbles are a band featuring Andrew Sandoval, Hunter Lea, Rick King, Jeff Noyes, Kevin Poleski and Shayne Weeks. Their debut album A New Design For You was released in February 2016 and is available now on vinyl.
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An analog orchestra of electric harpsichords, Moog synthesizers, Mellotrons, twangy guitars, soft girl vocals and celestial harmonies create a haunting, ethereal mood. A synthesis of psychedelia, dream pop, orchestral baroque pop, 1960s soundtracks, kraut-rock and spaghetti western.
Melinda and Hunter Lea (Mono In VCF) were joined in the studio by drummer Mark Pickerel (Screaming Trees, Truly), harmony singers Suzi Jane Hokom (Lee Hazlewood, International Submarine Band) & Wendell Ratliff and percussionist Rick King…heavily utilizing Hal Blaine’s vintage tambourines and shakers. Their debut album Distant Horizons was mixed by Brian Kehew (Air, The Moog Cookbook) and mastered by Martin Feveyear (Mark Lanegan, Brandi Carlile).
The 1970s sci-fi music video for “I See Through You” (directed by Lael Rogers) was screened at the Seattle International Film Festival, The Tacoma Film Festival, Hollyshorts and more. The band composed incidental music for Allison Anders film “Strutter."
Uptone Recorders is a fully functional vintage recording studio, featuring equipment from the golden age 1950s-1970s of recording technology. Combined with Pro Tools and Universal Audio Apollo Digital converters we can accommodate diverse recording projects from vintage time traveling freaks to modern recording needs.
The centerpiece of our studio is Motown's mid-1960s recording console.
We have vast vintage instrument library included with all sessions.
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The Painkillers have been called "ghost country" and "haunted americana." On their third album(first one recorded by Hunter Lea) the band "ride the snake" and create a mesmerizing atmosphere of psychedelic space rock and cosmic folk. CD, LP and Digital album being released fall 2018.
james hilborne / vocals, guitar
drew schot / bass billy stambaugh / guitar
rick king / drums, percussion ava king / vocals
hunter lea / keyboards phil harty / horns