Studio Spotlight: Recording Kelley Swindall’s Rootsy Debut Album At Velvet Elk Studios
By Robert Dye
Recording artist and producer Don DiLego cut his teeth making music in New York City in the early 2000s, working with acclaimed artists Jesse Malin, Hollis Brown and other colorful characters who inhabit the Lower East Side. Fifteen years ago, he had an opportunity to set up his dream studio, which wasn’t in the heart of the city but further out west in the woods of Pennsylvania. He jumped at the chance and since then has built up Velvet Elk Studios, a 24-track professional recording studio that is all about vibe amidst a relaxed and comfortable rural setting.