"Home is a special place… Home is where your family is. Home is where you’re most at ease. Home is where you’re safe and open and inspired. Home is where you create almost all your most priceless memories. Jeb Lipson is family, and BIGSCARYTREE STUDIOS is home. My band, Veronica Grim & The Heavy Hearts, is strange. Our music seems to defy explanation - outlaw country southern rock pop rockabilly punk gumbo with a hint of metal?? Who knows? Whatever we are, capturing the unique sound and spirit of the band is no easy task. Jeb more than lived up to that challenge - he exceeded every expectation my band mates and I had. Jeb’s technical prowess is undeniable. He has decades of training and life experience informing his extraordinary ear - which is a blessing to any recording effort one could hope to undertake. He is a band whisperer - always giving solid advice without being pushy, respecting the sound and putting in the hours until it is truly inviting - truly RIGHT. Jeb has vast and varied tastes and an innate sense of what intangible something every song needs. Over and above Jeb’s patience, talent and great sense of humor, he has an AMAZING collection of gear and knows how to use it. Jeb was happy to lend my bandmates and me anything in his collection to bring out the best in our songs. Incredible items from Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Marshall, Vox (and many more) are literally STUFFED into BIGSCARYTREE in the best way. As cliche as it might sound, we felt like we’d won Golden Tickets to the Wonka Factory every time we went to work on our record. The atmosphere at the studio is warm, clean, friendly and relaxed. It’s a studio of such caliber and quality it SHOULD be intimidating - but the beautiful vista, good humor and comfortable furnishings make it a sweet escape. Finally, let it be said that Jeb is more than reasonable when it comes to his rates - especially considering the quality of his ear, gear and results. I cannot overstate his fairness and coolness. I can honestly say that I recommend recording at BIGSCARYTREE STUDIOS with Jeb Lipson 110%. He’s the George Martin to our Beatles. We already plan to record our next album there with him and we aren’t even done mastering the one we just finished! Plus - interesting side note - I am fully confident that in the event of a variety of apocalyptic scenarios, Jeb could both feed and protect my band for an EXTENSIVE amount of time…You’ll find out. Hats off to Sonic Wizard. Stay in the pocket. XOXO."
"Home is a special place… Home is where your family is. Home is where you’re most at ease. Home is where you’re safe and open and inspired. Home is where you create almost all your most priceless memories. Jeb Lipson is family, and BIGSCARYTREE STUDIOS is home...."