My Music Community
Mark and I met in 2009, working on his first solo record, and our relationship continues to this day. Mark's unmistakable enthusiasm for life and music is contagious. He's one of the finest musicians to come from West Michigan and if he's not on tour or working in Nashville, he calls Michigan home.
Nicholas James & the Bandwagon
The Grand Rapids native's music is alternately whimsical, soulful, and powerful, yet always true to its creator and the life he lives. Nick and his tribe have made four records with me over the years and I'm always looking forward to the next project.
Dan Tedesco & the Long Haul
I met Dan and his road-ready band, The Long Haul, at a show at a now defunct west side dive bar. We became fast friends and a few weeks later we were making plans to record his powerful debut CD, Starin' At A Green Light.
Chain of Lakes
Chain of Lakes creates smart, atmospheric music that leans on folk, rock, country and the band's roots here in Michigan. They're exceptionally talented and weave rich musical tapestries behind the stories they tell.
Other Projects and Artists
Michael Constantine & the Difference - On A Sunday
Glean Infusion - Alive & Well (Live at The Intersection)
Some kind words from the people I'm lucky enough to work with.
"I have recorded so many projects at Second Story Sound with Greg Baxter at the helm engineering (including my debut dobro album). The space is open and very natural sounding. The mics, instruments and gear are worth the rate alone! I look forward to doing many more recording sessions with Greg at the studio." - Mark Lavengood
"One of the finest elements of recording with Second Story Sound is the space. Greg has done a masterful job reducing the stress of studio work by creating an environment that breathes creativity and comfort. When there, we've always felt at ease to experiment with our songs and spend time on the minutia without feeling like we've wasted time or that we need to rush a creative process. Part of that comes from the space he's created and part of that comes from Greg's personality. However he achieves it, it is a quality of the experience that you won't get in every studio. I would recommend Second Story Sound to anyone looking for a comfortable space to relax and let their music "breathe" for lack of a better term." - Jason Wheeler (FauxGrass and founder of Great Lakes Music Camp)
"The second Baxter takes on a project he becomes a part of the band. A true craftsman, his studio is an extension of his home and passion." - Kyle Rasche (Chain of Lakes)
“Greg Baxter brings an infectious enthusiasm to every aspect of the recording process. From start to finish, he listens to what his clients are looking to achieve in the studio and helps them realize that artistic vision. Beyond his technical knowledge of the recording craft, which is considerable, he is a supportive collaborator and producer who strikes that perfect balance of knowing when to sit back and hit the record button to capture a moment and when to jump in and introduce that fresh idea or sound that takes the project to the next level.” - Jonathan Mason