Room with a VU

Owens, Kevin
December 2005
EQ;Dec2005, Vol. 16 Issue 12, p96
This article presents information on music studio Lava Tracks of Kamuela, Hawaii owned by Charles Michael Brotman. The studio is built from the ground up under the guidance of acoustic architect Chris Pelonis. Brotman's goal for Lava Tracks was to create an acoustic paradise in paradise. Although that quest is still a work in progress, Brotman has achieved something no one else has. Namely, bagging the first ever "Best Hawaiian Music Album" Grammy for 2005's "Slack Key Guitar" Volume 2, a compilation he not only performed on, but also recorded at Lava Tracks, produced, and released on his own Palm Records label.


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