ACQ Coming Home Recording Session

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The Appalachian Christmas Quartet recorded their third CD, Coming Home, in June and July of 2004.
Here are some selected pictures from the recording sessions at the Carport Studio in Nashville,
and a few from Jack A. Lope's vacation afterwards.

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David and Michael taking a break and getting in a quick laugh. Michael standing at attention for the morning's sing of the "National Anthem." Russ Long is hard at work mixing the sing-along background music with which Michael is singing. OF COURSE, a guitar, water jug, popcorn tin, boomwhackers and duct tape - the Appalachian Christmas Quartet must be ready to record.
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Why have we done this to ourselves again? Jason Scheufler (friend of the band and a guest musician on this recording) checking his notes for the classical guitar melody for "Do You Hear What I Hear." The Carport Studio mixing room, fully equipped with all the toys and gadgets needed to record an album---including the all important "Etch A Sketch" (left).
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David warming up and "dressed for success." This is the percussion set up that was used to record "Angels We Have Heard on High." Russ Long has engineered and mixed all three of the Appalachian Christmas Quartet recordings. Michael and Russ have worked as producer/engineer partners for 7 other full albums for various artists in the Nashville, TN.
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Jeanne Anne - anxious to get started. David - waiting to get started. David - tired of waiting.
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Rob - "striking a pose" Where do I put my fingers again? From left to right: Michael Aukofer, Jeanne Anne Aukofer, Russ Long (engineer), Rob Loren, David Dibbern
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same group except with Rob Farmer in the middle I wonder what we should do next? After the recording session, Jack A. Lope decided to take a much needed vacation...
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Are those whales out there? Could someone get this idiot off my back!!??
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