Meet the Board: Eric Morgeson
Eric Morgeson a composer, producer, engineer and co-owner of Studio A Recording in Dearborn Hgts., MI, a composer, producer and engineer of music across a variety of musical styles and genres. Eric played piano on his 1st pro recording session when he was 14. As a keyboardist in the '70's, Eric toured with Dennis Coffey in support of the multi-million selling "Scorpio". Eric founded Studio A Recording in 1978. Studio A Recording has since earned more than 30 Gold and Platinum awards. As a producer and engineer, Eric has recorded projects for all the vocals on the 2007 GRAMMY winning Traditional Gospel album of the year, "Live...One Last Time" by the Clark Sisters. Other GRAMMY nominated recordings include those by Kem, Earl Klugh, Deitrick Haddon, Aretha Franklin and Ana Tijoux.
What was your first recording experience?
I recorded with arranger Sonny Sanders my first professional session on a new artist named Danny Wayne in Detroit. I was 14 years old and the youngest and least experienced musician on the session. I had a lot of encouragement and support from all the other musicians and singers. It was the very first recording I worked on that I later heard on the radio. That experience helped define the path for the rest of my life.
Why did you choose your profession?
Rather than it being my choice, I was chosen by my profession because of my love of all types of music and my fascination with the recording process and its evolution. My favorite type of music is not based on a specific genre as much as the level of excellence that artists can aspire to and achieve.
What are some of the artists recordings that influenced your musical development?
The first recordings that shaped my views are:
Undercurrent with Bill Evans and Jim Hall
Are You Experienced by Jimi Hendrix
Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell
The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye
Anything James Brown
and the list goes on…