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WCA #349 with Craig Alvin – Muscle Shoals, Mentors, Survival, Bible College Neves, And A Brand New Studio  

My guest today is Grammy-Winning Mix Engineer and Producer Craig Alvin. Craig’s recording credits include Hanson, Little Big Town, Amy Grant, Vanessa Carlton, Will Hoge, Andrew Belle, Brittany Howard, and a Grammy for his mix work on Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour album in 2019.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Vancouver, Washington
  • Bible College Neves
  • 5 O’Clock People
  • Joe Chicarelli
  • Always Be Listening
  • Oklahoma City
  • Advice on Nashville
  • Muscle Shoals
  • Mentors
  • Larry Crane
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Cost of Living
  • New Studio
  • Work/Life
  • Survival
  • Quality of Tracks

Matt’s Rant: Do We Always Need to Get Paid for Our Stuff?

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Craig Alvin
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Additional Music: The License Lab