Reviews & Testimonials
original studio (not really)
[Alice] Gerrard is at her best: confident, nuanced, focused. Her
haunting presentation of "Girl of Constant Sorrow" (bearing little
resemblance to the "O Brother" variant) is one of the
most perfect recordings of an old-timey song ever made.
With Brad Leftwich on fiddle and Tom Sauber on banjo, Gerrard
doesn't simply interpret the song; she lives it." --Jack Bernhardt
Review of "Calling
Me Home" on newsobserver.com
May 30, 2004
"While the packaging on The Sea & The Sky certainly
ranks as impressive, it pales in comparison to the sound of the
disc. The Sea & Sky is one of the best-sounding recordings
I've heard in awhile. The phrase "audiophile quality" usually implies
great sound coupled with a paucity of musical content, on this disc
you get great sound and fine music....This recording makes
your average CD sound like doggy-doo in comparison."
of Jonathan Byrd and Dromedary "The Sea & Sky" in Vintage
Guitar September 2004
yeah I want to give some testimonial! I'm ready to testify. The
Rubber Room is the best place to record. Jerry Brown is awesome
to work with. He has a vast knowledge of recording and performing
music to draw upon. He is always ready to give advice or he'll just
let you do it the way you want to. The studio has great mics,
pre-amps, isolation booths, killer guitars, and up to date computer
software. The room sounds good people. Unless the performers
are absolutely horrible, whatever he records will be in time and
in tune! The Rubber Room Frick'n Rocks!
Steep Canyon Rangers
had the great pleasure of working with Jerry Brown for twenty
years in concert halls and theatres from the Carolinas to Broadway,
I can write the highest of rave reviews for him and his work.
Since Jerry is a first-rate musician and recording artist in his
own right, he gives all the rest of us his incredibly insightful
attention and truly effective efforts as a producer and acoustic
designer when we're on stage or in the studio. One of
the very best friends American acoustic music has in the 21st
The Red Clay Ramblers
Brown has a way of getting people to relax in the studio...he takes
the edge off...he also has a fantastic collection of vintage and
modern microphones...& the best thing about him, besides
that big, fluffy head of hair, are those ears of his...that's the
real secret weapon in The Rubber Room!
for his work producing R.E.M., The Smithereens, Guadalcanal Diary,
Chris Stamey, and Dumptruck
among many others.
Rubber Room has what The Grass Cats and I have looked for in a studio
from day one. Whether tracking, mixing or mastering, Jerry creates
an environment where the artist can get their very best performances
captured on state of the art and vintage equipment. All of this
is so important in achieving the end result, a product that the
artist is proud of and can sell. We've worked on six CD's there
starting in 1999 and it's hard to imagine trusting anyone else to
help The Cats capture their sound."
Mandolinist with The Grass Cats
just wanted you to know that I think you do really great work. Since
recording at your place (what was it - a year and a half ago?) I
have compared the sound of that CD with all kinds of projects and
the quality and richness that you got wins out... everytime....."
Thanks for the great
work....Mark Olitsky - Banjo player on The Killer Grits CD