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.


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.


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.


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.







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

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Artist Spotlight

Phil Heywood

CD-release concert for Phil's new disc, Rollin' On, is October 18 at the Riverview Cafe/Wine Bar in Mpls.



Phil Heywood plays fingerstyle guitar with a bluesy swing and a bucketful of whatever it takes to turn an instrumental piece into an arresting lyrical narrative. His lucid playing encompasses the down-home rhythmic groove of a Mississippi John Hurt or Leadbelly, and the sheer fluidity and melodic flair of such contemporaries as Leo Kottke.  The internationally renowned Kottke, in fact, once handpicked Heywood to tour and perform duets with him. A soul-satisfying instrumentalist, Phil draws listeners in with his voice as well, singing in a warm, plainspoken baritone that blends smoothly with his rock-solid guitar work.

Heywood has been based in Minneapolis-St. Paul since the mid-eighties, performing locally and regionally while also establishing himself in the greater guitar and acoustic music world. In 1986 he won the National Fingerpicking Championship, and followed up a year later by winning the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival Competition.Phil has played on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion with guitar legend Chet Atkins, performed with fellow acoustic guitar luminaries Peter Lang, Pat Donohue, Tim Sparks, and Dakota Dave Hull, and opened shows for such artists as Norman Blake, Greg Brown, John Renbourn, Chris Smither, and John Hammond.

He has recorded six CDs: Some Summer Day (1990), Local Joe (1996), Circle Tour(2000), Banks of the River (2003), You Got To Move (2008), and Rollin' On (2014). What one inspired critic wrote of Local Joe applies equally to each of Phil's CDs: "Acoustic guitar fans should consider this recording a must have....Heywood gives us all something to enjoy for a long time." (Music Reviews Quarterly)