Derek Trucks Band won their first Grammy award for “Best Contemporary Blues Album” with their album Already Free. Congrats to the members as well as everyone else that worked on the album. Accepting the Grammy was long time band member - Yonrico Scott (see pic below). See what Derek had to say about his decision to build his own private studio with help from Sonic Circus...
Trucks Quote -
"We had been collecting stuff over the years, always thinking that eventually we'd get around to doing a studio. Marty Wall is our sound engineer on the road. Whenever we're playing a nice theater or a club and there's a great compressor that doesn't seem to be used, he always wheels and deals with whoever is running the sound in that venue. [We'll buy gear] — old DBX stuff, great mics — whatever we can find. So we've kind
of accumulated a good amount of stuff, and when we got serious about the studio, when we got serious about designing the building, we called David Lyons from Sonic Circus. They specialize in everything from the board to the mics. He flew down and looked at the place, just to kind of get a handle on it, and we threw out a number that we were willing to spend on just making it right. And he tracked down this vintage Neve 8048 that was owned by Ray Davies and the Kinks. It was in Konk Studios [in London] for years. And we ended up having that thing shipped down. It sounds unbelievable."