Testimonials

We had an absolutely fantastic experience and appreciate all that you, Ira and staff did in making it so!
VIP Events – A great experience. Your attentive staff was a great plus to the event and the venue, with the addition of the tented areas, was the perfect size for our 200 + guests. We did exactly what we wanted to do with that evening and that was to create a lasting experience with our guests. Thanks again for all your help in making this a great night!
MICHAEL WRIGHT – ARTIST/PERFORMER – I am grateful for the Sound Kitchen’s heart and hard work that everyone put into making my CD, never mind their warm surroundings, culture, and production quality. I had a chance to record with brilliant people make brilliant music. “God Bless!!”
JORDIN SPARKS – American Idol Winner – “Thanks for the studio…made some magic.  I’m here for the party.
DOLLY PARTON – Gospel Hall of Fame and Country Music Hall of Fame – Always something cookin’ at the kitchen. I love working with all of you!
LONESTAR – Multi Platinum Selling Country Band – We love the kitchen…
DANIELLE PECK – Country Artist, Voted MAXIM magazines sexiest country star – It was a pleasure recording my first album here. Can’t wait to do my next one here to!
MELINDA DOOLITTLE – American Idol Finalist – I feel like I grew up here… from the back ground vocals to the artist world. Thanks 4 being so amazing to me! Can’t wait to cook up some more yummy music! * Dream Big*
LITTLE TEXAS – Multi Platinum Selling Country Group – The food ain’t the only hit ’round here!
THE NELSONS – the only family to reach number one record status in three generations – We’ve made hit records here at the Kitchen! ½ Nelson wuz here!
MICKIE JAMES – Five Time WWE Champion – Enjoyed burning it up at the Sound Kitchen! Thanks for everything!
SAFETY SUIT – Alternative Rock Band – Safety Suit + The Sound Kitchen = Awesome! We had a blast with you every day! Thanks for everything! Cant wait to do our next project with you!
JOSH TURNER – Country Singer & Member of the Grand Ole Opry – Big Boy Rocks!
TIM NICHOLS – Grammy Winning Country Music Songwriter several Number 1 hits for Keith Whitley, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jo Dee Messina, and Alan Jackson – I can’t stay out of the kitchen!
SALIVA – Platinum Selling Rock Band – Dig, In. Mmmm, Mmmm Good.
LARI GOSS – Gospel Hall of Fame Producer The best and only place to record in the country!
GLORIANA – Billboard Magazines Top Country Artist – Duo/Group for 2010 – Sound Kitchen is the Best!! Rockin the Big Boy Studio since ’08!
JESSE JAMES – Country Artist – I love your studio. It makes me hot.
SAVING ABEL – Platinum Selling Rock Band – Key of D licious. A NICE PLATE OF SOME GOOD OLE SAVING ABLE. ENJOY.
BILLY CURRINGTON – Country Artist / has four number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart – Many thanks… the Kitchen sounds great! Take it easy.
CHAS SANDFORD – Hit songwriter and producer, recipient of twelve ASCAP most performed songs award – Audio treat & food to eat… love the kitchen!
DARIUS RUCKER – Former Hootie and the Blowfish front man, now #1 Country Artist, recorded his first Platinum selling album at the Sound Kitchen – Learn to Live
RUSTY GOLDEN – 2010 Gospel Songwriter of the Year (not BMI) 2 ‘back 2 back’ Song of the Year awards (which were also nominated for GRAMMYS). Known by many as “uber-producer”. Received 1st Gold Record @ age 24 – “Ira, Thank you for becoming one of my absolute best friends in the world. You make life better. Love the Kitchen!”
LANE BRODY and CERRITO – #1 Country Main Chart – “Thank you for your outstanding dedication and contribution to South of The Border. We love the Kitchen!”
WALGREEN’S TEAM BUILDING EVENT – As someone who loves music, a glimpse behind the scenes and a chance to be part of the writing process, was a phenomenal experience. The studio was so beautiful and the walls were lined with interesting articles and the Kitchen plates provided a personal touch. What an amazing experience.
WHITNEY WOLANIN – “Fantastic live rooms and outstanding people make the Sound Kitchen a recipe for incredible music. I’ve loved every moment of recording here.”
BILLY CHAPIN & STAN LYNCH – “Thank you for your incredible hospitality. Stan and I Love the Big Boy room, amazing sound.” As a producer, Lynch has worked with a diverse array of talent, such as The Band, The Eagles, Don Henley, Jackopierce, Joe 90, Scotty Moore, and Sister Hazel. As a songwriter, he also has a penchant for collaborating with a variety of personalities. Hes co-written with or written for numerous acts, including Matraca Berg, Meredith Brooks, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Jeff Healey Band, James House, June Pointer, Eddie Money, Toto, Tora Tora, Sister Hazel and Ringo Starr, and the album What A Cryin Shame by the Mavericks. Tim McGraw recorded “Back When”, a song Stan Lynch wrote with Stephony Smith and Jeff Stevens, for his album Live Like You Were Dying. The song went to No. 1 in early December 2004.
WILLIAM LEE GOLDEN, Oak Ridge Boys – Senior Member – “I have been a guest @ Nashville’s premier recording facility “The Sound Kitchen” on three different occasions. The first two were to hear the Booth Brothers & my friend Lari Goss perform their “Song of the Year” – which my son Rusty wrote. The third time was on the last week of May 2010 during Rusty’s rock n roll production marathon with artist “T3″ which included members of such legendary bands as ‘OZZY’, ‘WHITESNAKE’, ‘QUIET RIOT’, DIO, ‘BLUE OYSTER CULT’, ‘LYNYRD SKYNYRD’, ‘KID ROCK’ ‘CHICAGO’, ‘TESLA’ and MANY MORE. I was even part of the photo documentary by Anthony Scarlati. I have had the pleasure of recording at some of the most prestigious and high tech recording facilities in the world, All one has to do is look at the client list to know that the ‘Kitchen’ is not only one of the finest complexes in Nashville… but the world. Owner Ira Blonder has lots to be proud of. I look forward to recording there someday soon….and who knows….maybe Rusty will be able to produce it for me.”
JIM ROTRAMEL, “Skinny Jim & the Number 9 Blacktops” – “You know the old saying “art imitates life”? Well if that was the case, every song that comes out of The Sound Kitchen should sound like a sunny, Sunday afternoon on the front porch back home, relaxing with your family and best friends. That is life at The Sound Kitchen. The Sound Kitchen is more than a studio. Its a place you want to be. It’s hard working folks helping you create your vision. Its the Blonder family making you feel right at home, treating you with the same good spirits and smiles that they would give a lifelong friend….which is what I became. From the first time I called the Sound Kitchen, I knew this was the studio I wanted to work with. The whole staff is down-to-Earth and relaxed, yet always prompt and professional. Booking studio time was no hassle, and the team helped point me in the right direction about which room would best suit my sound. Being a tattooed, hot rod rockabilly band, we’re not exactly the norm for a studio in the Nashville area, but that was never a conflict with The Sound Kitchen. The studio’s diverse rooms can accommodate any size, any genre, any dream. I had a 100% positive experience at the Sound Kitchen. Our album is amazing, and another trip to The Sound Kitchen is in the works. Flawless tones, precise mixes, and lasting memories….that’s what its all about.”
JOE HIBBS, KHS America/Mapex USA, Inc. – “The experience Mapex had at The Sound Kitchen was simply the best and it was the best on many different levels. Obviously, because of the actual facility and how it is state of the art, the quality of the work was top notch. But we all know there is more to an unbelievable experience than just the technical end, there is also the personal end. Ira and the staff were over the top as far as making everyone feel at home which made the experience even better and more special.”
ANDREA THOMPSON – “Ira…thanks so much for everything you did for me at the Sound Kitchen. We had a wonderful time and met a lot of really great professionals. I couldnt be happier with the way the songs came out. Thanks for everything!”
PHIL RAMONE – Legendary Producer for Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, and Billy Joel – “Making music takes Great Players and a Great Studio – The Sound Kitchen Does It All.”
JASON SCHEFF – lead singer for the Legendary Group, Chicago is quoted as saying Big Boy is one of the best sounding rooms, not just in Nashville, but on the planet.
RUDY SARZO – One of Rock and Rolls most famous musicians & bonafide ‘Rock Stars”. Played alongside Randy Rhoads with OZZY OSBOURNE, founding member of QUIET RIOT (1st heavy metal group 2 sell TEN MILLION albums {Billboard}), Member of super groups WHITESNAKE, DIO & BLUE OYSTER CULT. Host on VH-1′s 2010 “Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp” Series. – The Sound Kitchen is Off the Rails Bang Your Head!
BEBE WINANS – Gospel Icon – the rooms are great, but the hearts are the best ingredients at the Kitchen.
SIR CLIFF RICHARD – International Artist – 260 million albums sold worldwide – Many Thanks. Im a Big Boy now.
FRED FOSTER – Hall of Fame Country/Rock Producer and Founder of Monument Records – Sound Kitchen has the recipe for success looking forward to cooking some more soon, all the best!
Albums Recorded at SK
Save the Date

Saturday, March 1st, 2014 is the 6th Annual Veterans Benefit Concert! 

CONTACT 

vblonder@soundkitchen.com for details to sponsor OR to purchase tickets!

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