My dream is to be a Division III offensive coordinator. For now, I do this.
Long-time local and touring soundman Aaron McCallister partnered with GWRR in Spring of 2010. Aaron plays bass for the Tractor Kings and Chemicals, and does sound for my bands Hum and Centaur. His live sound experience and many years of recording out of his home contribute to him being an accomplished engineer, and he shares my passion for all things analog.
Other freelancers who work at GWRR...
A Former Division III linebacker who has had both femurs broken, Josh is a graduate of Millikin University where he studied business and audio engineering. Josh has a ton of experience across digital and analog platforms as well as with wide ranging genres of music. He's a sales rep at Sweetwater, so, if you need some gear, contact him. Josh interned with me in the summer of '09 and pretty much knocked it out of the park. He loves tracking at Great Western. So he tells me, anyway.
Kansas City resident and bassist of the legendary and now disbanded Shiner, Paul has taken a liking to the drum room and versatile tracking situation that Great Western offers. Paul brings in a number of bands from all over the US every year to cut basic tracks. Overdubs and mixing usually takes place at Kansas City's Westend Studios. Paul brings with him a wealth of engineering and record making experience and coaxes some great drum and guitar sounds out of GWRR.
Joel is another ex-shiner member. Several years ago he moved to Brooklyn and has since become a mainstay in that city's recording and music making scene. While his schedule and location make his visits to GWRR somewhat infrequent, he has been impressed enough with the tracking space, living arrangements, and overall value that the studio offers to bring in a few of his many projects.