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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Allaire Studios

Life readers might have noticed today that Mandy Moore recorded her new album at photographer and musician Randall Wallace’s Allaire Studios in Shokan.

Allaire has hosted a plethora of artists, including David Bowie, Tim McGraw, Norah Jones, Rush, Ray LaMontagne, Dar Williams, the Gipsy Kings, My Morning Jacket, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Strokes, Jason Mraz, Tim & Neil Finn, The Magic Numbers, Staind and on and on and on. The list is quite large (and impressive).

Local artists like New Paltz’s The Trapps and Woodstock’s Donald Fagen (of Steele Dan) have also recorded there.

The Associated Press’ Michael Hill wrote about the studio a few years back (it opened in 2002). The New York Times called it a haven.

As I said before, there must be something in the valley.

Visit www.allairestudios.com for more information.

Also, like anything and everything music, the studio has a presence on MySpace.
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