Duane Lundy is a music producer, mixer, and studio owner who’s uniquely nuanced approach to recording has played a signature role in the stylistic development of hundreds of artists while also nurturing one of the industry’s most compelling new creative hotbeds - The Kentucky music scene. Over the last decade Lundy has worked with hundreds of artists from Grammy-Award winners (Sturgill Simpson & Flor de Toloache), to the critically acclaimed and eclectic (Ben Sollee/Vandaveer/Jim James/Horse Feathers) to projects that include legacy artists (Ringo Starr/Michael McDonald/Bela Fleck/Robert Randolph/Earl Slick/Duff McKagan), to dozens of touring artists (Joe Pug/JDawn Landes/Daniel Rodriguez), and emerging buzz acts (The National Reserve/Ian Noe/Brain Owens/Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts). Most recently he is credited with production and engineering on two tracks on the new Ringo Starr album, as well as producing and mixing Saving Country Music’s 2016 song of the year “The Dogs” by Justin Wells. He has also showcased his own music sensibilities via familiar television shows, feature films and advertising like Sons of Anarchy, Weeds, NCIS, and BMW Mini Cooper among many others.
Lee Carroll has a long career as keyboardist, studio musician, producer and arranger. Studying jazz composition and arranging at Berklee College in Boston in the 70s, then touring with his jazz fusion group Fly By Night. In 1983 Lee moved to Nashville where he served as band leader for The Judds for two years before joining Kentucky’s own Exile to record on the Epic and Arista labels.
Lee left Nashville in 1994 to pursue other business. He played with blues bands around the Mid Atlantic, performed and recorded with Big Jack Johnson (Katrina) and Terry Harmonica Bean. In 2007 he co-founded the music and art collective Tin Can Buddha with Rodney Hatfield and Mitch Ivanoff. http://www.ket.org/cgi-bin/cheetah/watch_video.pl?nola=kmuse+000403
Lee returned to Lexington in 2010 and regularly performs with various local groups: C the Beat,
Lee Carroll’s Ethos, and Tin Can Buddha among others. He also serves as the house keyboardist at Duane Lundy’s Lexington Music Company. Lee co-produces large scale productions; “Beatles Tribute at Soulful Space”, and most recently “1971” at Lexington’s Downtown Arts Center, Moondance Amphitheater and across Kentucky and Tennessee.
Lee and Connie Milligan founded the non-profit GreenRoom Exchange to promote cross-cultural exchange between Kentucky musicians and those from Africa, the Caribbean and South America. Their latest project is an album recorded in Dakar, Senegal and Lexington KY featuring Senegalese singer Alioune Guisse and kora player Noumoucounda Cissoko to be released in 2022.
David M. McLean is an American guitarist, music instructor, producer, and music entrepreneur originally from San Antonio, TX, and based in Lexington, KY. He is best known for Skinny Devil Music Lab, an umbrella organization under which he composes, performs, records, teaches, produces, and more.
David is the founder of the SDML Academy of Guitar, built upon his approach to teaching guitar in an efficient way, leveraging on student strengths and developing the fastest pathways to reaching their goals.
As a solo performer, band-leader, and sideman, he has also worked with or shared the stage with many notable artists, including Foghat, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lori Lieberman, Paul Di'Anno of Iron Maiden, JD Crowe, Muriel Anderson, Tom Rush, Michael Johnathon, Suzy Bogguss, Ben Sollee, J.P. Pennington, Rhonda Vincent, Guy Davis, Steve Wickham,Michael Martin Murphey, Pat Flynn, Si Kahn, Red Molly, Valerie June, and more, on stages, TV (local and national), radio, and the like. David also performed in the Lexington, KY musician tribute to the late Prince.
He performs concert sets as well as master classes and clinics on songwriting, improvisation, hand-drums, music business, and more, across the southeastern US, appearing at private venues, music stores, high schools, and universities.
His students have shared stages with Norah Jones, Judy Collins, Tommy Emmanuel, Pat Benatar, BB King, GooGoo Dolls, Loe Kottke, Ritchie Havens, Amy Grant, JJ Grey, Kenny Loggins, Taj Mahal, Bozz Scaggs, Bela Fleck, Grace Askew, LeeAnn Womack, Lucinda Williams, Gov'T Mule, 3 Doors Down, Mark O'Connor, the Ramones, Jake Shimabukuro, 7 Mary 3, Frank Vignola, Michael Martin Murphy, Black Crows, Craig Morgan, Michelle Shocked, Cindi Lauper, Dustin Lynch, Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul, & Mary), Jefferson Starship, Punch Brothers, Chapin Sisters, Victor Wooten, Exile, Rodney Atkins, Andy McKee, Emmylou Harris, Grammy Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson, Joan Baez, and more They have studied at major music universities including Morehead State University, NYU, Belmont University, EKU, Vandercook College of Music, WKU, Berklee College of Music, and have appeared on TV shows like The Voice, Woodsongs Oldtime Radio Hour, Chasing Nashville, and more.
In addition to producing albums and performing as a sideman (guitar, bass, percussion, keyboards, vocals) on numerous recordings, David has released (as band member or solo artist) a dozen albums, all now available via Skinny Devil Records.
Saxophonist, composer, and educator Joe Carucci serves as an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Industry at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). Prior to his appointment at EKU, he taught at Lincoln Memorial University, the University of Minnesota-Morris, and Transylvania University as well as classroom and instrumental music in California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New York. Carucci has performed and recorded throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, China and Colombia with artists such as the Temptations, Four Tops, Manhattan Transfer, Patti LaBelle, Christian McBride, and Eric Alexander. He performs regularly with the DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra and Joslyn and the Sweet Compression. Many of his compositions are available through Walrus Publishing, Jazz Lines Publications, and have been used on Pioneer Public Television for various programs.
Pam Perry is no stranger to music or the music industry; she has been a professional instrumentalist and vocalist for almost 40 years. She has been nominated for a Grammy, Academy of Country Music Award (ACM), and a Country Music Association awards (CMA). She is an award winning songwriter, and a member of NSAI. Pam was a recording artist for both Universal and Capitol records as part of the all-female group Wild Rose, and has traveled extensively worldwide sharing her talents. Pam has written for both Cumberland and Millhouse Publishing Groups, and has had her songs recorded by several Country and Bluegrass artists.
After semi-retiring from the road, Pam performed for almost twenty years at the famed Renfro Valley Entertainment Center. Pam was also Director of Entertainment there for the last seven years of her tenure. She wrote, directed, and produced several award winning Productions for Renfro Valley, and retired from full time entertainment in 2011 to spend more time with her family.