Chris Stamey 

began recording career in 1963 with a mono Sony reel-to-reel, playing "radar" and off-the-air tapes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. backward. while playing bass, cello, and guitar in a multitude of high school bands, learned the basics of sound capture by operating a basement four-track studio in Winston-Salem, NC, with future producer Mitch Easter. studied composition and music theory at UNC--Chapel Hill with Roger Hannay, while assisting producer Don Dixon in various live and studio recording projects self-released Sneakers, one of the very first American indie records, in 1976 relocated to New York to play and record with Alex Chilton in the burgeoning CBGB's rock scene started Car Records, 1977; among the label's releases: "I Am the Cosmos," by Chris Bell formed the dB's with fellow Carolinians Will Rigby, Gene Holder, and Peter Holsapple; made several acclaimed records, including Stands for deciBels (self-produced) and Repercussion (produced by Scott Litt) active in New York, London, and Paris throughout the eighties as solo artist (It's Alright, Fireworks [Coyote/A&M]), producer (Pylon, Yo La Tengo), musican (Matthew Sweet, Bob Mould, Golden Palominos, Yo La Tengo) made Mavericks, well-received collaboration and coproduction with Peter Holsapple, in 1992; relocated to Chapel Hill in 1993; began Modern Recording in 1996, resuming production work. First project was Whiskeytown (with Ryan Adams & Caitlin Cary).
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