Goose Creek Music began its Goose Creek Live concert series in March 2009 with a live audience audio and video recording of Southern Maryland Rock and Soul vocalist Sam Grow with his band. Within a few months, the company released a live album from that concert, and also produced a series of 30-minute television shows and music videos of Grow and other performers from the first season.
Beginning with those first shows, Goose Creek Music has recorded over 250 songs at 13 concerts, and produced 7 television shows for Comcast Cable in Northern Virginia. They have published nearly 50 music videos at https://goosecreekmusic.com as well as on Youtube and Facebook, and released live CD’s and digital release albums. Performers have ranged from Virginia-based national Americana music touring act The Steel Wheels, to some of Washington DC’s award-winning songwriters and bandleaders like David Kitchen, Tom Principato, Billy Coulter, and Ruthie Logsdon, to Bluegrass legends Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Klein.
Goose Creek Music records each show in multi-camera digital video and multi-track digital audio, and captures the artists performing their favorite songs without the comfort of endless takes in a recording studio. Goose Creek chooses the best performances from the shows and mixes and masters the soundtracks with unusually accurate detail and clarity for a live recording environment. The company then publishes audio recordings, their television series, and music videos of the concerts. The “Goose Creek Music: Collections One” album is a compilation of fan favorites from those live recordings, as well as several selections recorded at Stonebridge Studios in Leesburg, Virginia. Stonebridge is owned by Goose Creek Music technical director and managing partner Stuart Martin.
The recordings are predominantly original music, the favorite songs of professional local talent. The Washington/Baltimore area is fortunate to support a thriving music community, and the Goose Creek Music catalog is quickly growing into an archival collection of original music from the area’s award-winning area songwriters and musicians.