Robin Danar Interview on The Time Machine
Producer Robin Danar was a guest on The Time Machine. We were honored to have him on the show to discuss his album "Altered States". Robin began in the studios of New York City engineering records for mentors such as Steve Lillywhite, Phil Ramone, Gary Katz and Russ Titelman with artists like Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Donald Fagen, Material and Chaka Khan. At the same time, Robin was doing live sound and recording at CBGB's in its prime with bands ranging from Blondie, the Ramones, Patti Smith and Television through the Dead Boys and The New York Dolls. This barely scratches the surface.
For over a decade while mixing front of house sound internationally for acts including Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, The B-52's, The Church, The Blue Nile and Cyndi Lauper, Robin was always finding new artists, developing their careers and producing their albums. He also continued producing live performance recordings and broadcasts. Recent projects include albums with Judith Owen and Abba Roland as well as live recordings with Macy Gray, Five for Fighting and Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise. He was also involved in recording Bonnie Raitt and Los Lobos for the Wim Wenders film "A Soul of a Man", part of the PBS series "Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues".
"Altered States" features an eclectic group of talented artists. Robin's vision of pairing together musicians with radical arrangements far from their own stylistic sensibilities works magic on the album and the concept of a notable artist doing a well known song outside of their genre is very sweet indeed. Featured artists include Pete Yorn, Rachael Yamagata, Lisa Loeb, Paul Buchanan (The Blue Nile), Inara George (The Bird & The Bee), Julianna Raye, Jim Bianco, Gary Jules, Minibar, Julian Coryell, Quincy Coleman, Steve Reynolds, Andy Levin, Kinky, Jesca Hoop, The Section Quartet and Holly Palmer doing highly original versions of songs by The Damned, Michael Jackson, Morrissey, Talking Heads, Johnny Mathis, The Rolling Stones, The Band and more!
Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast that radio hosts Summer Blue and Michael McCartney featured include; Blondie, The Romantics, David Bowie, Rob Bonfiglio, Old 97's, Richard X. Heyman, Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon, Neil Diamond, Smith & Pyle, The Lemonheads, Dexter Freebish, Linda Perry, Burton Cummings, Raspberries, Don Henley, Pretenders, Mike Viola, Mandy Moore, Fountains of Wayne and Ingrid Michaelson.
Official Website for Robin Danar
Robin Danar on MySpace Music
Below Video: Robin Danar with Rachael Yamagata as vocalist on The Rolling Stones song "2000 Light Years From Home". The video was done by Paul Vazquez (Edits) and Stephanie Gwyn Brown (Animation)
Labels: Altered States, Gary Jules, Holly Palmer, Inara George, Jesca Hoop, Jim Bianco, Julian Coryell, Julianna Raye, Kinky, Lisa Loeb, Minibar, Paul Buchanan, Pete Yorn, Quincy Coleman, Rachael Yamagata, Robin Danar