Wild Sound Recording Studio is located in the historic Northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We offer the highest quality analog and digital recording, mixing, mastering and production.

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Our studio is stocked with a huge selection of both the best new and classic vintage microphones, preamps & outboard gear, as well as a great collection of musical instruments including the Steinway B piano, Hammond B-3 organ with Leslie, Rhodes and Wurlitzer Elec. Pianos, Yamaha, Premier & Slingerland drum sets, vintage amplifiers, guitars and keyboards.

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Our building is located in the Arts District with excellent restaurants and entertainment nearby. We have over 2400 square feet including a large main room, four separate isolated tracking rooms and a finely tuned and comfortable control room.  Our entire studio has been acoustically treated by Dave Ahl and has excellent sound and aesthetic qualities.

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Of course, equipment and structures alone do not make a great recording.Wild Sound has been in existence for close to 20 years, and we have excellent references and a great discography consisting of a very wide range of music that has been recorded, mixed and mastered in our studio. Please contact us through email to arrange a tour or for further information.

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Wild Sound Studio 
2400 2nd St. N.E.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418


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Shawn McBurnie
& the Slight Exaggerations

Fearsome Critters 

 

 

Tall tale creatures from the Minnesota Northwoods tradition are making a comeback by way of song.  Shawn McBurnie and The Slight Exaggerations present a collection of singable and family-friendly original songs about these little-known characters. Audiences learn a bit about the menagerie, and are invited to chime in on choruses. 

 

The Northwoods have a rich folklore tradition of stories and ballads, but the most unique creatures of the boreal forests never attained the fame of Babe the Blue Ox; the squonk, hoop snake, splintercat, and wapaloosie - and many others - have been sorely neglected. These ‘fearsome critters,’ as they were known, were featured in stories told in logging, mining, or railroad bunkhouses; around trappers' fires; or anywhere frontier workers relaxed and swapped yarns.

 

Because these tall tales were designed to impress, stretch credibility, and pull the legs of ‘greenhorns’, they circulated as stories and did not enter the song tradition until Shawn McBurnie, traditional singer and wordsmith, decided to write them into ballads - and, we hope, bring them out of obscurity.