Recording studio

Cool atmosphere at MoJo Recording Studio

NH Chronicle: cool atmosphere at the MoJo recording studio

Where they’ve brought musicians since 1997



THANKS TO THE PANDEMIC, THE GUYS BEHIND THIS STUDIO HAVE BECOME KINDS OF LOCAL CELEBRITY. ♪ BROOKS: ADD A LITTLE COMPRESSION TO THIS. SEAN: WHEN CONCORD MUSICIAN BROOKS YOUNG WANTED TO RECORD THE PERFECT TRACKS, HE HEADED TO THE MOUNTAINS. BROOKS: I LOVE IT HERE. PEACEFUL AND RESTful. EVERYTHING SOUNDS GOOD. JUST A GREAT ENVIRONMENT TO BE CREATIVE AND BE YOURSELF. SEAN: HE TRUSTED THE GUYS HERE FOR ONE OF HIS BIGGEST PROJECTS, AN ERIC CLAPTON COVER WITH A FAMILY NAME. BROOKS: HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST, RUTH CLAPTON, ERIC CLAPTON’S DAUGHTER. SHE SINGS WITH US. SEAN: SO WHY COME HERE TO WORK ON THE SONG, IN THE WOODS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE? BROOKS: IT’S, LIKE, ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS, IS THE DRIVE HERE. CROSSING THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. ALL OF A SOUTH, YOU SHOW UP, GO IN THE DOOR, THERE THIS REALLY COOL ATMOSPHERE, LIKE, THE MOJO HERE IS GREAT. SEAN: THIS COOL VIBE IS THANKS TO THE GUYS WHO RUN THE MOJO MUSIC STUDIO IN THE SMALL TOWN NEAR FRANCONIA NOTCH KNOWN AS EASTON, NEW HAMSPHIRE. JOE: WELL, THERE ARE 300 PEOPLE. 298 NOT COUNTING US. [LAUGHTER] SEAN: FATHER AND SON JOE AND ANONTHY CIMINO RUN MOJO MUSIC. JOE: MOJO’S ONE AND ONLY HISTORIC STUDIO, KANC HIGHWAY SUMMIT SESSION, MOJO MUSIC STUDIO. SEAN: SINCE 1997, THEY WELCOME ALL KINDS OF MUSICIANS WITH GOOD MOODS. OR JOE: IT’S HIS NEW HIT. IT’S CALL TUNING. SEAN: AND A GOAL TO RECORD THE BEST SOUNDS POSSIBLE. ANTONY: GOTT. THANK YOU FOR GETTING I WILL GET THIS HOOKED IF YOU GET ME URYO DI I LOVE THIS PART. WHEN YOU’RE A DLLONE AND PRESS PLAY, SIT DOWN AND LISTEN TO WHAT YOU JUST CREATED, IT’S A MAGICAL PROCESS. IT REALLY IS. IT’S FANTASTIC. ♪ SEAN: IT ALL STARTED LONG BEFORE ANTHONY WAS BIRTH. JOE CIMINO WAS AN ACCOMPLISHED BASS. WHEN HE MOVED TO EASTON, MUSIC SOON FILL THE AIR. JOE: WHEN WE PURCHASED THIS PROPERTY IN ABOUT 1990, I NEEDED A PLACE FOR ROREC ANTHY: ON A 2-CAR GARAGE SWA ALL IT WAS. E:JO YEAH. I HAVE TRIED TO HELP ALL THOSE MUSICIANS I KNOW. I LOVE RECORDING BANDS, SO BUILDING THIS STUDIO, AND LITTLE BY LITTLE, WE’RE RECORDING BANDS. SEAN: MOJO WAS NAMED AFTER TWO GUYS WHO STARTED IT, MO AND JOE, WHICH MEANS JOE’S SON, ANTHONY, WAS RAISED AROUND BANDS AND MUSIC. ANTHONY: I WAS THE LITTLE KID IN THE RECORDING STUDIO, JUST SITTING WATCHING EVERYONE. BACK WHEN THEY HAD REEL–RTOEEL BAND. SEAN: SINCE THE 1990S, THE MOJO MUSIC STUDIO HAS GROWTH AND IS LIKE AN ECLECTIC MUSIC MUSEUM, WHICH IS PART OF THE CALL. GROUPS CAN USE THIS SPACE WHILE ENJOYING THE ONEF W HAMSPHIRE MOUNTAINS. JOE: THE BANDS OWN WHAT THEY ARE HERE. THEY CAN DO ANYTHING THEY WANT WHILE THEY’RE AT MOJO LAN, THEY DIG IT. THEY COME BACK FROM THE MELLOW RECORDING STUDIO, WITHOUT PRESSURE. ♪ SEAN: THE GUYS FROM MOJO DUB THEMSELVES NEW HAMPSHIRE’S LONGEST RECORDING STUDIO, GIVING THEM A GLANCE ON HOW THE LOCAL MUSIC SCENE IS MAPPEOUD JOE: NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHE,IR BERLIN , GORHAM HAS HEAVY METAL. HEAVY ROCK AND ROLL. SAINT JA LOTS OF PUNK MUC.SI THIS AREA, COUNTRY, FIERNG PICKING MUSIC IS GREAT. ANTONY: JIM BANDS. JOE: YEAH, NORTH CONWAY IS A LOT OF JAM BANDS. WE LOVE TO RECORD EVERYTHING. SE AN: TODAY, THESE BANDS ARE MOST OFTEN RECORDED USING THE LATEST SOUND TECHNOLOGY, WHICH HAS MEANT JOE’ROLES TO ADAPT. AS IT WAS DIGITIZED. THAT’S THE WORD ? WHEN I DID IT, IT WAS EVERYTHING. ANTHONY: WE DON’T LET HIM TOUCH THE COMPUTER.ER PEY: GG — JOE: Okay. [LAUGHTER] SEAN: THANKS TO THIS TECHNOLOGY, MOJO WAS ABLE TO WORK REMOTELY WITH MUSICIANS DURING THE COVID H PANDEMIC. IT ALSO GAVE JOE A CHANCE TO REBOOT AN OLD CONCEPT AT THE STUDIO, WHICH MADE HIM A BIT OF CELEBRITY . JOE: OVER THE KANCAMAGUS HIGHWAY HERE, WHAT’S GOING ON, PROFESR? SO MIKE: ONE MORE DAY IN PARADISE. IT’S GETTING BETTER EACH TIME. SEAN: JOE HAS STARTED DOING A VELI RADIO SHOW, WHICH IS BROADCAST ABOVE THE NOTCH ON TRADITIONAL RADIO AND ON THE INTERNET. MIKE: AND WE HAVE COMPILED THE BEST ITARGU RIFFS OF THE LAST 40 YEARS, READY FOR YOU. , PLAY LOCAL SIMU JOE: WE ARE GOING TO GET A SPECIAL RECORDING WHICH WAS RECORDED HERE IN HOLLY FURLONE’S MOJO. MIKE: YES, WE LOVE HOLLYER HE AT MOJOLAND. SEAN: THE MOJO WAS A SUCCESS, WORKING WITH NAMES LIKE ANDY PRATT AND JONATHAN EDWARDS, AND WHEN BROOKS YOUNG RELEASED HIS SONG WITH RUTH CLAPTON ONLINE, IT QUICKLY GOT OVER 10,000 LISTENS ON SPOTIFY BROOKS: I HAVE RECORDED IN MANY GREAT STUDIOS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THIS IS BY FAR MY FAVORITE PCELA TO COME TO RECORD. SEAN: MEANWHILE, WHEN JOE IS NOT RIPPING RAD AIOIRWAVES, HE IS STILL PLAYING BASS WITH THE WICKED SMART HORN BAND. AND ANTHONY DOES AUDIO FOR LIVE MUSIC ROOMS, INCLUDING THE BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE PAVILION AND THE PLAYING MONKEY. — FLYING MONKEY. BUT THEIR WORK AT MOJO WILL CONTINUE, HOPE THE NEXT BIG MUSICAL THING MAY STOP AT EASTONNE, W HAMPSHIRE FIT. JOE: WE LOVE WHAT WE DO. WE CAN GET UP EVERY DAY AND ENJOY LIFE. ANTHONY: THAT’S WHY WE BUILT THE PLACE. I ALWAYS SAY I NEVER BUILT THE PLACE FOR ME. BECAUSE WITHOUT GROUPS IT’S NOTHING. BROO: ♪KS WE WILL ALWAYS BE FRIENDS♪

NH Chronicle: cool atmosphere at the MoJo recording studio

Where they’ve brought musicians since 1997

Tonight we head to the White Mountains in search of the next big musical act. There’s a recording studio in Easton that’s been working with local bands for over 20 years and thanks to the pandemic, the guys behind the studio have become something of a local celebrity. Additionally, sea shanties are folk songs deeply rooted in maritime history. The air has been sweeping the internet lately and as Audrey Cox tells us, you don’t have to be a sailor or wear a puffy white shirt to break into a slum. On Fritz Wetherbee’s New Hampshire: NH Bible Towns. For more on tonight’s stories:Mojo Music Recording StudioDavid CoffinJeff WarnerHosting this week from:Bear Notch Ski TouringBartlett, NH

Tonight we head to the White Mountains in search of the next big musical act. There’s a recording studio in Easton that’s been working with local bands for over 20 years and thanks to the pandemic, the guys behind the studio have become something of a local celebrity.

Additionally, sea shanties are folk songs deeply rooted in maritime history. The air has been sweeping the internet lately and as Audrey Cox tells us, you don’t have to be a sailor or wear a puffy white shirt to break into a slum.

On Fritz Wetherbee’s New Hampshire: NH Bible Towns.


For more information on tonight’s stories:

Mojo Music Recording Studio

David Coffin

Jeff Warner

Home this week of:

Bear Notch Ski touring

Bartlett, NH