Power of improvisation

Posted in Studio News on April 30th, 2003

After the trio P3 played its first number to a packed house at The Coffee Mill in Clayton on Saturday, guitarist Paul Barton made the comment, "That first song was called… ‘We Just Made It Up.’"

Garner radio station’s program to focus on local acoustic music

Posted in Studio News on January 29th, 2003

WBZB, a Garner-area AM radio station specializing in all local music, will debut "Acoustic Alarm Clock" on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003. Paul Barton, producer of Studio 415 in Clayton, will be the host of the two-hour program, which will run from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sundays.

Local duo records debut CD

Posted in Studio News on November 13th, 2002

Tim Rodgers, 41, and Mary Alford-Carman, 43, have combined their talents and recorded a debut CD, No Regrets, which was released the first week of October 2002 through local producer Paul Barton’s Studio 415 label.


Posted in Studio News on October 30th, 2002

Bassist Scott Dolan, drummer Johnny Johnson, and rhythm/lead guitarist Allen Ladd make up Grimstone, a local heavy rock band.

Regional band, local producer record live at The Coffee Mill

Posted in Studio News on July 31st, 2002

Studio 415 producer Paul Barton and Chapel Hill area band Partners In Crime teamed up to record songs live at The Coffee Mill in downtown Clayton, NC.

Diverse CD makes Clayton band one to watch

Posted in Studio News on March 20th, 2002

A rare combination of youth, seasoned musicianship, talented songwriting and family history makes Clayton rockers Blue Dust Box a band worth watching in the near future.

Studio owner impressed with local talent

Posted in Studio News on February 15th, 2002

When Paul Barton moved his recording studio form New York to Clayton, he was surprised to find a wealth of talent in his new backyard.

CD release caps fast year for Hoeppner

Posted in Studio News on January 2nd, 2002

When people ask Keith Hoeppner to describe the music he plays, the transplanted North Carolinian responds, "I don’t know. New Age? Folk? Country/Jazz fusion? I just play it and don’t analyze it, and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoy creating and playing it."

Local Musicians Perform Benefit Concert For WTC Rescue Workers

Posted in Local Events, Studio News on September 19th, 2001

In a show of community and American spirit, a group of Johnston County musicians and businesses will sponsor a special benefit event for the Fallen Firefighters of New York Fund and the American Red Cross Liberty Fund.

Diversity, self-expression key to band From The Hip

Posted in Studio News on August 19th, 2001

Local band From The Hip draws from diverse influences for their brand of spontaneous, eclectic "full-contact" rock and roll.