Live From SugarHill will feature a special episode on October 8th that features Johnny Bush and Roy Head in honor of Andy “Mort” Bradley. Bradley, SugarHill’s chief engineer, historian, and partner, celebrates 25 years as one of Texas music’s top recording engineers.
Here’s more information about Bradley’s recording/engineering career:
Bradley began his music career in Sydney, Australia, where he interned at Trafalgar Studios during Radio Birdman’s seminal recording sessions. At the behest of his friends in the band, Andy’s career path took a steep swerve from starving college student and part-time music journalist to well-traveled roadie, following the band as the live sound technician during the Australian leg of AC/DC’s 1975 Highway to Hell Tour. He enrolled in the audio program offered at Sydney’s prestigious School of Audio Engineering where he graduated in 1978 with the inaugural class. He landed in Houston, Texas in 1980 where he first went to work for Bill Holford at ACA Studios. He moved to SugarHill Recording Studios under the management of “Crazy Cajun” producer Huey P. Meaux in 1984. Bradley, along with partners Dan Workman and Rodney Meyers, purchased the studios from Discos MM/Modern Music Ventures in 1996. In addition to his position as chief engineer at SugarHill, he is the chief of recording services for Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and sits on the craft committee of The Recording Academy® Texas Chapter.
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With an extensive body of work covering numerous genres, Bradley has engineered and produced several GRAMMY nominated projects. National record labels such as Capitol/EMI, WEA, Fonovisa, Rounder, Vanguard, BMG, Demon and Koch International request his services frequently. Many recordings, including works by Tejano singer Emilio Navaira have achieved RIAA gold record certification. Past recording credits include: Little Joe y La Familia Renunsacion (1985), Arnett Cobb/Dizzy Gillespie Showtime (1988), Tab Benoit, Nice and Warm (1990), Elsa Garcia Ni Mas Ni Menos (2005), Johnny Bush Kashmere Gardens Mud (2007) and the upcoming Nelson, Ray Price, Johnny Bush collaboration, Young at Heart. Other notable clients include saxophonist Grady Gaines, German conductor Christoph Eschenbach of The Houston Symphony, blues trumpeter and former B.B. King bandleader Calvin Owens, Italian mezzo-soprano opera singer Cecilia Bartoli, violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, American soprano Renée Fleming, gospel singer Cynthia Clawson and avant-garde folk artist Jandek.
You can watch the video podcast 10.8.09 at 7pm at www.outboundmusic.com.