Studio B at Capitol Records in Hollywood might be the tower that Sinatra built (with echo chambers designed by Les Paul: how cool is that
?) but it's also known as the 'hillbilly headquarters of the west coast.' Buck Owens, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Wynn Stewart, Bonnie Owens, Merle Haggard, and Dwight Yoakam
have all cut killer country records there.
It's one of Dwight's favorite studios and he returned to Capitol this year to make 3 Pears
, his new album out in September which he made with a bit of help from Beck.
also marks Yoakam's return to Warner Brothers/Reprise, his original label. And judging by the photos from Dwight's website, 3 Pears
features Dwight's Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Elitist 'Dwight Trash' Casino Outfit
. Get ready to close down the honky tonks once again.