By Kelly Baughman
The heart of the songwriter beats strong along the Gulf Coast, and at the center of it all are the phenomenal studios, producers, and engineers that may be small but are making big waves in the music industry. Sandy Roots Productions, headed by Nick Biebricher, his wife and singer/songwriter Christina Christian, and fellow musician Jonathan Newton, is one of those studios.
Nestled in a quiet Perdido Key neighborhood, Sandy Roots Productions started as a personal labor of love for the team. “We started producing our own songs in the beginning for fun. We started getting this amazing equipment and the talent that walked through the door was incredible, so it just grew from there into something we knew we wanted to share with the world,” Biebricher said.
The trio started the Sandy Roots Songwriters Series, a monthly event that happens every third Tuesday at The Point Restaurant in Perdido Key. The event features six acts every month featuring a mix of hit songwriters from Nashville, regional songwriters, and local songwriters. In order to be considered as a featured act, submissions are sent to the Sandy Roots Production Company’s website, where they are reviewed and chosen by hand. The series has become one of the most respected events in the songwriting world.
Now, the team is taking their vision further as they are combining their talents to become the beach link to Nashville. “We want to become a satellite location for recording that allows the artist a laid back atmosphere with the same professional sound and production they would have to go to Nashville or New York to get,
With Newton’s experience as a former session player in Nashville, Biebricher’s ear and eye for production and sound engineering, and Christian’s angelic voice and media expertise, musicians can expect the full service treatment when they walk through the door at Sandy Roots Production. In addition to just recording services, the studio also provides graphic services, video and media production, live production services, and equipment and sound engineering services for special events.
Sandy Roots Productions has also teamed up with Ben Taylor Drones to offer aerial video, photography, and audio which will offer a new perspective to create music videos, commercials, and much more.
Currently, Sandy Roots Productions is tracking and producing local favorite, Kevin Swanson’s new album. With Swanson’s single ‘Counting Exit Signs’ set to be released soon, Newton and Biebricher said that each session with each artist is a labor of love. “When recording, it’s a process. We get the artist to come in and record their vocals, then we record the rhythm section, then we build as much as we need to after that. We have great equipment and we are try to be as close to Nashville recording quality as possible but about half the price. Being an affordable and professional local option is what we want to offer,” Biebricher said.
With undeniable talent, state of the art equipment, and a business sense with the songwriter in mind, Sandy Roots Productions is a one stop shop for everything music along the Gulf Coast.
For more information or to contact Sandy Roots Productions for all of you recording, graphic, production, and event equipment needs, visit www.sandyrootssongwriterseries.com or call 251-284-2443.