Musical Talent

Kirk Beasley    Kirk Beasley  was born into a music business family in Nashville, Tennessee. Some of his earliest memories are of recording sessions. He worked a number of years in the Nashville music industry before working in the musical instrument industry and television. He was a voice actor at the age of twelve and began playing and singing on recordings in his early teens. His career as a bass player ended after an injury in 1975, but he went on to work as a recording engineer, piano technician, record producer, and entrepreneur in Music City.

Kirk Beasley

Kirk Beasley was born into a music business family in Nashville, Tennessee. Some of his earliest memories are of recording sessions. He worked a number of years in the Nashville music industry before working in the musical instrument industry and television. He was a voice actor at the age of twelve and began playing and singing on recordings in his early teens. His career as a bass player ended after an injury in 1975, but he went on to work as a recording engineer, piano technician, record producer, and entrepreneur in Music City.

Bobby Ogdin    Bobby Ogdin  has a decades-long career as one of the most successful keyboard players in the Nashville music industry. He was encouraged and assisted by Tom Collins to move to Nashville in the late 1960s and since then has recorded with Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, The Judds, Ronnie Milsap, Jerry Garcia, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash to name a few. He has toured, for example, with Elvis, Buffy Ste. Marie, The Marshall Tucker Band, Ray Price and Ween. Along the way he served as President of the Nashville Recording Musicians Association, Executive Officer and Vice-President of the International RMA, and Executive Officer and Secretary-Treasurer of the Nashville Association of Musicians. He also served as the rank-and-file representative for American Federation of Musicians collective bargaining agreements.

Bobby Ogdin

Bobby Ogdin has a decades-long career as one of the most successful keyboard players in the Nashville music industry. He was encouraged and assisted by Tom Collins to move to Nashville in the late 1960s and since then has recorded with Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, The Judds, Ronnie Milsap, Jerry Garcia, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash to name a few. He has toured, for example, with Elvis, Buffy Ste. Marie, The Marshall Tucker Band, Ray Price and Ween. Along the way he served as President of the Nashville Recording Musicians Association, Executive Officer and Vice-President of the International RMA, and Executive Officer and Secretary-Treasurer of the Nashville Association of Musicians. He also served as the rank-and-file representative for American Federation of Musicians collective bargaining agreements.

Travis Turk    Travis Turk  began his broadcasting career in 1964 in Radio as an on-air personality and engineer. In 1968 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and recorded the Doobie Brothers, Anne Murray, Eddie Arnold, Lobo, Waylon Jennings, Shirley Caesar, and Jerry Lee Lewis. He branched out to become the record producer for Jimmy Buffett, O.B. McClinton, and the Nashville Jazz Machine. Travis’s voice has graced Radio & TV commercials for Kentucky Fried Chicken, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, and Oldsmobile. He has managed highly successful recording studios: Soundshop and Creative Workshop in Nashville and Eastern Sound in Toronto and was co-owner of Audio Productions in Nashville. Hollywood has called upon Travis’s talents on such projects as  The Mexican ,  IronMan2, The Blind Side, Elvis Comeback Special, The Sopranos ,  King of the Hill , and  Daredevil .

Travis Turk

Travis Turk began his broadcasting career in 1964 in Radio as an on-air personality and engineer. In 1968 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and recorded the Doobie Brothers, Anne Murray, Eddie Arnold, Lobo, Waylon Jennings, Shirley Caesar, and Jerry Lee Lewis. He branched out to become the record producer for Jimmy Buffett, O.B. McClinton, and the Nashville Jazz Machine. Travis’s voice has graced Radio & TV commercials for Kentucky Fried Chicken, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, and Oldsmobile. He has managed highly successful recording studios: Soundshop and Creative Workshop in Nashville and Eastern Sound in Toronto and was co-owner of Audio Productions in Nashville. Hollywood has called upon Travis’s talents on such projects as The Mexican, IronMan2, The Blind Side, Elvis Comeback Special, The Sopranos, King of the Hill, and Daredevil.

 
Noel Alfred

Noel Alfred

Griselda    What do Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley have in common?    Their sidemen played on  Making a Fool of Myself  in 2018.   Eclectic, engaging, charming, haunting, innovative, lovely, and romantic are all words that describe this remarkable recording project — as well as its remarkable artist.  Originally trained as a classical soprano at Birkbeck Opera, University of London, with Mary Hill,  Griselda  also studies singing with Sheila McGrow in London, and Owen Gilhooley in Limerick.

Griselda

What do Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley have in common?

Their sidemen played on Making a Fool of Myself in 2018.

Eclectic, engaging, charming, haunting, innovative, lovely, and romantic are all words that describe this remarkable recording project — as well as its remarkable artist.

Originally trained as a classical soprano at Birkbeck Opera, University of London, with Mary Hill, Griselda also studies singing with Sheila McGrow in London, and Owen Gilhooley in Limerick.

Tom Shinny

Tom Shinny