SEVIERVILLE, TN - You may already be familiar with the Sound Biscuit Studio, located in Sevierville, TN and owned by long time artist, songwriter and trusted live sound reinforcement man, Dave Maggard. Maggard has just announced his newest venture, Sound Biscuit Records.
Dave recently invested in his long term creative vision and goals to ready Sound Biscuit as the premiere spot for rising stars to not only record audio and video, but to comfortably and successfully embark on their journey towards brand development and making their stamp on the music industry. The building itself was added onto and now houses even more top of the line equipment, a cozy atmosphere, and the breathing room to assist artists in bringing their music to life in the most innovative ways available.
Sound Biscuit is also sharing the signing of a new artist and forthcoming project to be releasing under the umbrella of the label. The high energy, foot stomping, dynamic duo known as The Grassabillies. The Grassabillies, of Shelby, NC, is comprised of core members Robbie Helton (bass/vocals) and Luke Edwards (guitar/vocals) who's motto is to "play bluegrass music with no rules and no apologies." They have gained their large and loyal following by performing a wide variety of music from many genres in their own bluegrass style and flavor.
“We are super excited to be working with Dave and Sound Biscuit. We love Sound Biscuit’s production style and are fans of recent projects recorded at the studio. “ I have known Dave for a few years now and watched him build a top notch studio.” Helton said, “When we met with Dave to discuss The Grassabillies recording our next project at Sound Biscuit, we could tell he understood our vision where the band can go and what we can become. When he offered us to record the next album for the label we knew right away it was the right move. Dave’s excitement for this project shows and it’s nice to know he believes in us 100%. We are looking forward to delivering an album that will blow everyone away!" -Robbie Helton
This is The Grassabillies first album released with a label, although they did release an independent project "Desperate Plans" in 2018. The group plays about 150 dates a year nationally and in Canada and has opened for highly acclaimed acts such as Marty Stuart, The Kreuger Brothers, The Burrito Brothers and Reckless Kelly. The Grassabillies join current Sound Biscuit Records artists multi-award winning bluegrass mandolin player Jesse Brock, and Singer/songwriting duo, Jada Star and Barry J.
“Sound Biscuit is excited to add the Grassabillies to our growing label. I had the pleasure of working with Robbie Helton a few years ago and we became friends. The Grassabillies have a unique style that pushes the limits of the genre up against the wall. Fun to work with, fun to listen to and fun to watch. There will be a number of talented guest surprises on the project. We're working towards a release in early Spring.” -Dave Maggard
The future looks bright for Sound Biscuit Records and The Grassabillies. Keep up with all the new music from the studio and new label at SoundBiscuit.com and follow The Grassabillies exciting recording journey at TheGrassabillies.com.