Old Hickory Recording Company
207 Beverly Drive - Madison, TN  

oldhickoryrecordingco@gmail.com

(310) 469-8350

ABOUT US

Grant Goddard

House Engineer & Producer

Grant holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Northern Arizona University, as well as a degree in Audio Engineering and Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.  

 

His experience includes working with artists and creative minds such as:  Don Felder, Slash, Fergie, Smashing Pumpkins, Common, Kid Cudi, Luciano, Bushman, Mikey General, Neon Trees, Amusement Parks on Fire, The Reverend and the Doctor, Greg Cipes, Blonde Summer, Danielle Bourjeaurd, Raining Jane, Johnny Hiland, Elan Atias, Jason Isbell, Mos Def, Bob Cutarella, Paul Gilbert, The Robinson Brothers Band, Chris Nathan, Gloriana, Fancy Mansion, Jim Rota, Fartbarf, Micah Nelson, Insects vs. Robots, and Lee Brice.     

 

 

 

Josh Nordlund

Assistant Engineer

Banjo

Studio Manager

In memory of recording legend Tom Dowd

Recording engineer Tom Dowd was the secret weapon behind records by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and so many others.

 

A man who seemingly fit many lives into one lifetime, Tom Dowd was born on October 20, 1925 in New York City. At a young age he excelled in mathematics and physics, leading to his work on the Manhattan Project at Columbia University and the atomic research facility in Los Alamos, New Mexico. In 1946, as a sergeant in the Army Corps of Engineers, he oversaw a team of radiation detection specialists at the atomic bomb tests in Bikini Atoll. After his discharge from the Army, he soon began applying his science background to help revolutionize the process of recording music. While working for Atlantic Records, his pioneering work in binaural stereo recording, and later his design of the eight-track console, modernized the recording industry.

 

Tom Dowd produced and engineered timeless records for artists including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Cream, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, Dusty Springfield and countless other celebrated musicians. Tom Dowd passed away on October 27, 2002 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.