Studio Magic! 

The award-winning album "Land Baby" was recorded and mixed by Jono Manson at The Kitchen Sink Studios in Santa Fe, NM. Throughout the recording process a host of talented musicians and characters who made their way through the studio, each adding their own special something to the finished piece. With Jono at the helm, this hardworking group sailed the musical seas with good humor, plenty of spunk, and the sort of singular focus and drive that is characteristic of musicians as they channel raw emotion into sonic form. Scroll down to see this amazing group of artists at work!

Album: LAND BABY
Music and Lyrics by Lara Manzanares
Produced by Jono Manson  
Recorded and Mixed by Jono Manson at The Kitchen Sink Studios
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering
MUSICIANS:
LARA MANZANARES (lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar, shaker on Lobito, footfalls and insect noises on Land Baby),
JONO MANSON (lead electric guitar, background vocals),
MARK CLARK (percussion),
JUSTIN BRANSFORD (bass),
JORDAN WAX (violin on Writing Letters),
CHAR ROTHSCHILD (trumpet on El Poeta, accordion and trumpet on Borderlands),
RAFAEL HERRERA (cowbell on Lobito),
RAQUEL COVARRUBIAS (guiro on Lobito),
FELIX PERALTA (lead electric guitar on Lobito) 
CENSUS SONG CHORUS:
Jordan Wax, Jono Manson, Justin Bransford, Char Rothschild, J. Michael Combs, Claire, Ezri, and Victor Roybal, Felix Peralta, Chessa Peak, Adam Warniment, Jr., Joaquin Houston, Francella Manzanares

I recorded my album Land Baby with Jono Manson at The Kitchen Sink Studios in Santa Fe. This video was shot while working with Jono on the song Land Baby. I had brought in a box of rusty and dusty old ranch doodads that I found at my parents' place, with the idea that I could use them to make "ranch-like" sounds on the track. 

As it turned out, the box itself was more valuable for the recording than itscontents. Because of the 50+ years' worth of super-fine dust and rust that had accumulated in the box, I had to empty it and turn it over with the utmost care before using it. I did my best to complete this task without breaking any of the mics that Jono Manson told me (through my headphones, as he bit his fingernails in the control room) could be mortally wounded by even the smallest speck of dust.

You can listen to the finished song in the player below if you'd like to hear how the stomps and clinks from this session made it into the final piece. 


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JONO MANSON 

producer, recording engineer, studio ninja. lead electric and acoustic guitar, background vocals, chorus vocals on Census Song

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MARK CLARK

percussion

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JUSTIN BRANSFORD

electric bass, upright bass, chorus vocals on Census Song

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JORDAN WAX

violin on Writing Letters, chorus vocals on Census Song

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CHAR ROTHSCHILD

trumpet on El Poeta, accordion and trumpet on Borderlands, chorus vocals on Census Song

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RAFAEL HERRERA & RAQUEL COVARRUBIAS

cowbell and güiro on Lobito

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FELIX PERALTA / GATO MALO

lead electric guitar on Lobito, chorus vocals on Census Song

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CENSUS SONG CHORUS!

electric bass, upright bass, vocals on Census Song

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