The Tigermen Den Recording Booth Project
Thank you for your interest in The Recording Booth Project, brought to you by TheTigermen Den event space, Bywater, New Orleans.
Our mission is to support local emerging musicians as the COVID pandemic comes to an end and live music returns to our lives
We believe that in these times New Orleans musicians deserve a token of appreciation for all the magic they have created for us over the years.
We believe that a tangible THANK YOU can come in the form of a gesture that will positively impact the artists' professional trajectory.
Our intention is to provide a no-cost professional recording and mixing session, along with new video footage and photos, to ensure the artists have fresh content available for both promotional and archival purposes.
The Tigermen Den aims to support new and emerging local talent by providing free and low-cost space to develop and produce new works, and archive present projects. The historical wooden bargeboard walls at 3113 Royal Street create warm, resonant acoustics that are ideal for live recording.
We recorded our first Record Booth Project on Feb 19-22 2021 at The Tigermen Den
We are now set to do round 2 with a grant from the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund !
This time around we have created an internship/mentor ship program for the recording, set design, photography and promotion aspects of this project. The youth will be ages 12-17 years of age. We have partnered with Art Camp 504 and Roots of Music to help us select both this years band and interns. We are excited to share more details soon.
-The Tigermen Den
The High Standards - a New Orleans jazz ensemble that has been part of our Porch Series and has often used The Tigermen Den as a rehearsal space. Members are Luke Holladay on clarinet/vocals, Jesse Lamarca on guitar, Hunter Burgamy on banjo, and Victoria Budlong on stand-up bass.
Bobby Michot and Band – this Lafayette, Louisiana-based Cajun trio have been frequent musical headliners at Cajun Brunch, our monthly family-style Fais Do Do. Bobby's bandmates Tina Pilione on fiddle and Lisa Trahan on guitar round out the sound. (We hope Cajun Brunch will restart in 2022!)
Lee Walker is a long-time community supporter of the local Americana roots music scene here in New Orleans, and part of the The Tigermen Den's extended family. He is a singer/songwriter who brings his angelic sound to each song.
Buku Do Choro - We first met Rosalynn Der Roos, band leader and clarinetist, this summer, during our summer Porch Series. She brought her vintage Brazilian jazz sound and people went wild! We are excited to work with her again. Additional band members are Peter Gustafson on trombone, Salvador Avila on seven-string guitar, Leo Oliveira on percussion and cavaco, and Fernando Lima on percussion.
The Production Krewe
Sound Engineer Ross Farbe of Video Age will return once again to The Tigermen Den to craft his third recording session in the space. He has recorded the latest albums of local favorites Tuba Skinny and Esther Rose at The Den, and knows all too well the power of great acoustics.
Head Videographer Conner James Reever of Fast Friends Productions has been documenting artists and music culture events in New Orleans' 9th Ward for the last few years. He has recently worked on events with New Orleans Airlift at The Music Box.
Executive Producer Leesaw A. Andaloro brings her twenty years in music production and event design to the project. She fondly recalls her younger years as an up-and-coming gigging musician and draws on that experience to understand the present needs of new and emerging local acts.