Recording studios are just as important to the lifeblood of music as the music venues, the instruments and the musicians themselves. Without the studio, there would be no avenue for the artist to put their work on a sonic canvas. There are still other ways to record music, but outside of the studio it definitely won’t sound as good and that’s a fact. Based out of West Greenwich on 200 Mishnock Road, Lakewest Recording has been a haven for songs to be recorded and sounding their best since 1989. Owner and operator Jack Gauthier has been behind the board for numerous local and national acts since the recording studio’s inception.
Gauthier and I had a talk about how he got into his craft, the serendipitous way the studio came to be, his favorite recording experiences and what he’s been up to lately at Lakewest.