Recording studio

Firefly Distillery opens new recording studio

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – The Firefly Distillery, known for hosting live bands on weekends, is taking the music industry a step further by opening a recording studio.

Scott Newitt, owner of Firefly Distillery, comes from a family of musicians.

“I played music in high school, college, and in bands,” Newitt said. “Music has always been part of our life. ”

Newitt might be a little rusty on drums, but now he has a recording studio full of them.

The North Charleston studio isn’t Newitt’s first behind-the-scenes experience with musicians. He has been supporting emerging artists for 13 years now.

“We built a studio in McClellanville and packed an RV and let the groups use our RV and studio because it’s really hard to have… studio time,” Newitt said.

“Now we’re doing live gigs, we thought it would be great to have the studio here and do some intimate sessions with the artists who are willing to do that before they perform,” Newitt said as the Lowcountry is adapting to a post-pandemic world.

The space is free for touring artists, but you have to pay the engineer.

“It’s a great way for people without access to studio equipment to get, you know, their first three little singles to maybe someone in Nashville. It’s much better than getting out of the garage or out of the laptop, ”Newitt said.

So far, the Firefly has received three recording artists in the studio, but expects more in the coming weeks.