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Wrapping up sessions with Jack Shields, and already missing the process with him. Just a few more overdubs, and this record will be mix ready. I can’t say enough about him and the incredible quality of his songwriting.
Jack Shields- Vocals, Guitars
EML-Bass, Drums, Pedal Steel, Keyboards, Guitars

A fine example of material mixed and mastered here, but recorded elsewhere. Sal Johnson & the Crowded Table are a band from Portland, ME who recently recorded their first EP remotely between them, using various home setups. They reached out to us months ago to mix and master the project.
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We added one more song to the Jack Shields album today, written for his beloved dog Bentley, who recently passed away. He grabbed my Martin and played it for me this morning, and by late afternoon it was mostly complete except for backing voals and Hammond organ. The way we recorded it reminds m...

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Testimonials

a month ago
My time at Dirt Floor has been incredible! From the moment I saw the log cabin studio deep in the woods of Haddam, I knew I was in the right place to make great music. The energy in the studio is inspiring, and I felt comfortable there almost immediately. I can't say enough great things about working with Eric. He made thoughtful and constructive suggestions that ultimately made my song even better. He was quick to jump behind the drum set, or grab a guitar that he thought would fit the song, or lay down some vocals that would nicely complement the music. Eric's many years of production experience and making incredible music of his own made this project come together beautifully. Working with Eric and his engineer, Guido, was super organic, and the results were everything I had hoped for. I left the studio feeling incredibly productive about our day, and with a mix of a song that I was in love with. If you are looking for a picturesque place to make great music with great people,...
- Kelly E
a day ago
After an exhaustive amount of research, I finally decided to make my record in Connecticut at a funky little place called Dirt Floor. My band is based in Vermont, so I think it says a lot, that we were willing to make the regular trip, in order to work with Eric. In fact, after our very first session, we couldn’t wait to go back, time and time again. Once our album was complete, we were actually sad, knowing we would be going back down to spend time with him, because we had developed a very mutual admiration. Even all of these years later, I’m still as proud of that record as I was on our very final day in the studio. There really is no where else I would even consider making music!
- Fast P
a month ago
After three sessions at Dirt Floor Recording, I am nothing but pleased with the hard work and care the staff will put into your project. Eric and Guido do a phenomenal job at making you feel welcome and providing you with the tools needed to create your desired project. Without them, the single I've been working on would not sound nearly as professional. Dirt Floor Recording is an utterly outstanding place to record, giving you a very natural feel in a beautiful environment. There is no other place like it.
- Lucas H

New England's #1 Recording & Production

Walking into Eric M Lichter's Dirt Floor is what I imagine it must have been like to walk into fabled Shangri La studio in the '70s. His vision is immediately clear: a home for creation — not a sterile facility. After years of traveling the country as a singer-songwriter, Eric started Dirt Floor in 2006 to help other artists avoid the same mediocre recording experiences he had gone through. 
His work as a producer and multi instrumentalist has gained him and Dirt Floor a reputation as one of the most in demand studios in the Northeast for Folk Rock, Americana and Singer/Songwriter based music-
Patrick Dunn (Tape Op Magazine)









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