Merrick Music and Music City Scoring News:

May -June 2020 – We are finishing up another wonderful song for Peg Luke’s “Psalm Space!” We are also working on new compositions & arrangements for TV. 

April 2020 – 

World Class Internet Video Broadcasting Services:

As everyone knows, it is a time when artists are not able to get bookings for conventional live concerts and all large events are cancelled due to the restrictions of the current pandemic. In effort to help event related businesses and artists financially, we have found a way that helps us all continue to work and to satisfy the people that are restricted or stuck at home in quarantine. We are very excited to offer you our internet broadcasting services which provides everything needed to do High Definition Video Internet Concerts and events. We can do a single show event or reoccurring show events that could last a week long or more. All that your fans would have to do is to click on a PayPal button that we could set up for you which would automatically send a link and a unique password to your fans or subscribers to access your event. We can set all of this up for you. We do Post Production (Such as titling and editing) to put the show together at the highest stands. We can also simply broadcast your video material that you send to us for broadcast your event. We can broadcast promotional videos for the events. We can also post promotional videos on social media and any applicable websites leading up to and during the broadcast events. We can also broadcast commercials with links for products that you would like to sell prior to and during the events. We do tests and rehearsals to make sure that everything is working perfectly before the actual broadcast events. We will help you get everything that is needed together for a successful event. I look forward to us working together to help bring back work for us all and to bring joy to your subscribers or fans during this pandemic. We use Avid Media Composer™ for all of our video editing. Avid Media Composer™ is the film and video industry standard used to make such blockbuster movies as Star Wars, etc.  Contact us today: Click Here  

World Class Real Time Live Secure Internet Based Recording Sessions:

We are thankfully staying very busy with our real time live secure internet based recording sessionsWe provide real time live secure internet based recording sessions. This allows you to instantly record in real time with world class talent from all over the world via the internet. I can work with existing tracks that you send or we can record entirely new projects for you. We can do all additional recording of any artist, singer or musician from all over the world over the internet. We have live HD (High Definition) feeds that allow you and multiple people that you choose to attend the recording session live as it is happening. You and/or, any chosen participants can make comments and direct your desires for your sessions without ever leaving your home. If any of you have questions or a need for this service, please let us know. We have been flawlessly recording this way for years now. It is a great way to do recording sessions in times like these and if you are working with people that reside long distances away. It is just like being in the same room together. We record these recording sessions at the very highest quality.  Contact us today: Click Here  

March 2020 –  We would like to stress that we provide safe real time live secure internet based recording sessions. We provide real time live secure internet based recording sessions. This allows you to instantly record in real time with world class talent from all over the world via the internet. I can work with existing tracks that you send or we can record entirely new projects for you. We can do all additional recording of any artist, singer or musician from all over the world over the internet. We have live HD (High Definition) feeds that allow you and multiple people that you choose to attend the recording session live as it is happening. You and/or, any chosen participants can make comments and direct your desires for your sessions without ever leaving your home. If any of you have questions or a need for this service, please let us know. We have been flawlessly recording this way for years now. It is a great way to do recording sessions in times like these and if you are working with people that reside long distances away. It is just like being in the same room together. We record these recording sessions at the very highest quality. Contact us today: Click Here  

February 2020 –  Neal Merrick Blackwood has been mixing a new production for Peg Luke’s Psalm Space featuring the wonderful lead vocals of Jeanie Grindstaff along with the exemplary skills of Karen Gray Sorrells directing the fabulous Asheville Youth Choirs of The Academy For The Arts. Neal Merrick Blackwood is also working on scores for our on-going TV clients as well as preparing for an extensive month of upcoming recording sessions in Nashville.

January 2020 –  Neal Merrick Blackwood has been recording some beautiful new music with the amazingly talented Pianist/Vocalist/Composer, Rebecca Harrold featuring a wonderful gospel quartet  (Josh Garner, Brad Smith, Chris Rosser and Hoppie Vaughan) at Merrick Music that began production with Will Ackerman at his private Imaginary Road Studios. We are also are working on a new production for Peg Luke’s Psalm Space featuring the wonderful lead vocals of Jeanie Grindstaff along with the exemplary skills of Karen Gray Sorrells directing the fabulous Asheville Youth Choirs of The Academy For The Arts. Neal Merrick Blackwood is also working on scores for our on-going TV clients.

November 2019 –  Music City Scoring and Neal Merrick Blackwood are currently working on two major film scores. We are also working on productions for a new TV documentary series and for our on-going TV clients.

October 2019 – Music City Scoring and Neal Merrick Blackwood are currently working on two major film scores. We are also working on productions for a new TV documentary series and for our on-going TV clients. We are also mixing two world music projects.

September 2019 – Music City Scoring and Neal Merrick Blackwood are currently working on two major film scores. We are also working on productions for a new TV documentary series and for on-going TV clients. Psalm Space is now distributed by New Day Christian Distributers – https://www.plamedia.com/peg-lukes-psalm-space-to-be-distributed-by-new-day/

August 2019 – Music City Scoring and Neal Merrick Blackwood are currently working on two major film scores. We are also working on productions for a new TV documentary series and for on-going TV clients. Peg Luke’s Psalm Space is now distributed by New Day Christian Distributers. https://www.plamedia.com/peg-lukes-psalm-space-to-be-distributed-by-new-day/

July 2019 – Ask us about our “Hybrid Orchestral” sessions option and how this can save you a lot of money to get the very best in epic sounding orchestral recordings. Music City Scoring and Neal Merrick Blackwood are currently working on two film scores. We are also working on production for our on-going TV clients.

June 2019 – Ask us about our “Hybrid Orchestral” sessions option and how this can save you a lot of money to get the best epic orchestral recordings. Music City Scoring and Neal Merrick Blackwood are currently working on a feature film score. We are also working on production for our on-going TV clients.

May 2019 –Music City Scoring is currently working is scoring, tracking and mixing for our regular on-going TV show clients.

April 2019 –Music City Scoring, Jeanie Grindstaff and Neal Merrick Blackwood are currently working on a very exciting epic film score. Furthermore, Neal Merrick Blackwood is scoring, tracking and mixing for our regular on-going TV show clients with Music City Scoring.

March 2019 –Music City Scoring and Neal Merrick Blackwood are mixing two additional pieces of music for the magnificent Peg Luke “Psalm Space” project at Merrick Music. Furthermore, Neal Merrick Blackwood is scoring, tracking and mixing for film and TV with Music City Scoring.

February 2019 –Music City Scoring and Neal Merrick Blackwood are mixing two additional pieces of music for the magnificent Peg Luke “Psalm Space” project at Merrick Music. Furthermore, Neal Merrick Blackwood is scoring, tracking and mixing for film and TV with Music City Scoring.

January 2019 – Recently, Music City Scoring and Neal Merrick Blackwood are producing, engineering, arranging and recording two beautiful additional pieces of music for the magnificent Peg Luke “Psalm Space” project at Blackbird Studio A in Nashville. We were graced with the amazing vocal talents of Terry Blackwood (Neal’s cousin of the world famous Elvis Imperials) and Lisa Bevill. Neal Merrick Blackwood also recorded Peg Luke’s additional stellar flute tracks, as well as Jack Luke’s additional inspirational clarinet tracks for “Psalm Space.” The Peg Luke “Psalm Space” project trailer is here! Furthermore, Neal Merrick Blackwood is scoring, tracking and mixing for TV with Music City Scoring.

Pictured above: (L-R): Taryn Merrick Blackwood, Terry Blackwood, Peg Luke, Lisa Bevill and Neal Merrick Blackwood during vocal tracking sessions for the “Psalm Space” project at Blackbird Studio A in Nashville this January.

December 2018 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is beginning work for a new and very exciting orchestral scoring project in Nashville (TBA). Neal Merrick Blackwood is also doing their regular scoring, tracking and mixing for TV with Music City Scoring. Neal Merrick Blackwood is also working this month on new additions to the iconic and amazing Psalm Space Project. The Psalm Space Project is Peg Luke’s powerful musical testimony of faith and healing produced by Neal Merrick Blackwood.

November 2018 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is working on a new and very exciting orchestral scoring project in Nashville. Neal Merrick Blackwood mastered the Peg Luke (Margaret Cornils Luke) “Psalm Space” orchestral project at Merrick Music.  Neal Merrick Blackwood is also working with Gear 7 to complete the video documentary of this project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is also scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. We are proud to highlight our very own Music City Scoring and Music City Scoring Orchestra.

Pictured above: (L-R): Taryn Merrick Blackwood, Jack Luke, Sean Badum, Peg Luke and Neal Merrick Blackwood (The Psalm Space Orchestral Team) during the mixing sessions at Blackbird Studio A in Nashville.

Pictured above: Neal Merrick Blackwood producing and mixing at Blackbird Studio A.

October 2018 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is producing and engineering mixes for the Peg Luke (Margaret Cornils Luke) “Psalm Space” orchestral project at Blackbird Studio Studio A in Nashville.  Neal Merrick Blackwood is also sending mixes to Gear 7 to complete their work on the video documentary of this project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is also scoring, tracking and mixing for TV.

September 2018 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is producing and engineering the Peg Luke (Margaret Cornils Luke) “Psalm Space” orchestral project at Merrick Music adding additional choral arrangements, orchestral instrumentation, contrabass, electric bass, keyboards, piano, world and orchestral percussion.  Neal Merrick Blackwood is also sending out rough mixes to Gear 7 to complete their work on the video documentary of this project.

Pictured above: Neal Merrick Blackwood at Blackbird Studio in Nashville.

Pictured above: (L-R): Taryn Merrick Blackwood, Neal Merrick Blackwood, John McBride & Peg Luke at Blackbird Studio in Nashville.

Pictured above: (L-R): Peg Luke & Neal Merrick Blackwood at Ocean Way Nashville.

Pictured above: Orchestra at Ocean Way Nashville.

Pictured above: (L-R): Neal Merrick Blackwood & David Shipps (Orchestrator & Conductor) at Ocean Way Nashville.

Pictured above: (L-R): Neal Merrick Blackwood, Peg Luke (Recording Artist, Flautist & Composer)Nick Spezia (Recording Engineer) at Ocean Way Nashville.

Pictured above: Ginny Luke recording vocals for “Psalm Space” at Ocean Way Nashville.

August 2018 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is producing and engineering the Peg Luke (Margaret Cornils Luke) “Psalm Space” project with Nick Spezia engineering the orchestral tracking session, David Shipps (Conducting) at Studio A Ocean Way Nashville. Neal Merrick Blackwood is producing and engineering overdubs at Merrick Music for the Peg Luke “Psalm Space” orchestral project.

July 2018 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is tracking electric piano and various other instruments with Chris Rosser for the Peg Luke (Margaret Cornils Luke) “Psalm Space” orchestral project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is currently tracking/playing percussion and drums as well as helping with the arrangements for the new Peg Luke (Margaret Cornils Luke) “Psalm Space” orchestral project with Peg Luke and David Shipps in preparation for the tracking sessions scheduled at Studio A Ocean Way Nashville in August. Nick Spezia will be engineering the tracking date, with Neal Merrick Blackwood producing. Neal Merrick Blackwood is producing, engineering, playing keyboards, drum set, orchestral percussion and world percussion on this project. We are also currently mixing for multiple SMR Records artist releases as well as scoring, tracking and mixing for TV.

June 2018 –  Neal Merrick Blackwood is currently tracking/playing percussion and drums as well as writing additional arrangements for the new Peg Luke (Margaret Cornils Luke) “Psalm Space” orchestral project with Peg Luke and David Shipps in preparation for the tracking sessions scheduled at Studio A Ocean Way Nashville in August. Nick Spezia will be engineering the tracking date, with Neal Merrick Blackwood producing. Neal Merrick Blackwood is producing, engineering, playing ambient keyboards, drum set, orchestral percussion and world percussion on this project. We are also currently mixing for multiple SMR Records artist releases as well as scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. Neal Merrick Blackwood also mastered San Francisco based recording artist, Raph Cooper’s “Look Inside” project.

May 2018 –  AO Music “Asha” wins “Best World Album” of 2017 presented at the 2018 Zone Music Reporter Music Awards. Neal Merrick Blackwood was a producer, composer, musician and engineer for the AO Music “Asha” project.

Neal Merrick Blackwood is also currently arranging for the new Margaret Cornils Luke “Psalms” orchestral project with Margaret Cornils Luke and  David Shipps in preparation for the recording sessions scheduled at Studio A Ocean Way Nashville in August. Neal Merrick Blackwood is also producing, engineering and playing orchestral and world percussion on this project. We are also currently mixing for multiple SMR Records artist releases as well as scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. Neal Merrick Blackwood has been mastering mixes for Grammy Award winning legendary songwriting genius, Larry Weiss.  Neal Merrick Blackwood has also mastered mixes for the new project release for the amazing Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers Of Soul. Neal Merrick Blackwood has also been in the studio recording new tracks with Tony Gerber.

April 2018 –  Neal Merrick Blackwood is currently arranging for the new Peg Luke “Psalm Space” orchestral project with Peg Luke (Margaret Cornils Luke) and  David Shipps in preparation for the recording sessions scheduled at Studio A Ocean Way Nashville in August. Neal Merrick Blackwood is also producing, engineering and playing orchestral and world percussion on this project. We are also currently mixing for multiple SMR Records artist releases as well as scoring, tracking and mixing for TV.

March 2018 –  Neal Merrick Blackwood is currently producing and arranging for the new Peg Luke “Psalm Space” orchestral project. We are also currently mixing for multiple SMR Records artist releases as well as scoring, tracking and mixing for TV.

February 2018 –  Neal Merrick Blackwood is currently arranging orchestration on the new Peg Luke “Psalm Space” orchestral project. We are also currently mixing for multiple SMR Records artist releases as well as scoring, tracking and mixing for TV.

January 2018 –  Neal Merrick Blackwood is currently writing and arranging orchestration on the new Peg Luke “Psalm Space” orchestral project. We are also currently mixing for multiple SMR Records artist releases as well as scoring, tracking and mixing for TV.

December 2017 –  We are currently mixing for multiple SMR Records artist releases as well as scoring, tracking and mixing for TV.

November 2017 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is very thankful and proud to be a Millennia Music & Media Systems Artist listed under “Critical Acoustic Music Recording!”

Millennia Music & Media Systems is an integral part of  Merrick Music and SMR Records. Thank you, Millennia Music & Media Systems!

Neal Merrick Blackwood is very proud to endorse FabFilter audio plugins!

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October 2017 –  We are currently mixing for multiple SMR artist releases. SMR is proud to soon formally announce the grand opening of SMR records! SMR will also soon announce the initial artist releases on the SMR website.

September 2017 –  We are currently scoring, tracking, mixing for TV and mixing for multiple artist project releases

August 2017 –  We are very proud to announce the birth of our brand new international record label, SMR Records

Neal Merrick Blackwood is currently scoring, tracking, mixing for TV and mixing for multiple project releases.

July 2017 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is currently scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. Merrick Music is currently mixing multiple CD releases for our new classical/world healing music record label. There will be many very exciting upcoming announcements regarding the new record label.

June 2017 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is currently scoring, tracking and mixing for TV.

May 2017 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is currently producing, engineering, performing orchestral percussion and keyboards, writing the orchestration and arrangements, as well as composing a few new pieces of music for the new Margaret Cornils Luke (Naxos classical recording artist) CD/DVD release. The bulk of the project will be recorded at Studio A Ocean Way Nashville. Neal Merrick Blackwood is also scoring, tracking and mixing for TV.

April 2017 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is currently producing, engineering, performing orchestral percussion and keyboards, writing the orchestration and arrangements, as well as composing a few new pieces of music for the new Margaret Cornils Luke (Naxos classical recording artist) CD/DVD release. The bulk of the project will be recorded at Studio A Ocean Way Nashville.

March 2017 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is currently producing, engineering, performing orchestral percussion and keyboards, writing the orchestration and arrangements, as well as composing a few new pieces of music for the new Margaret Cornils Luke (Naxos classical recording artist) CD/DVD release.

February 2017 – We are proud to announce that Neal Merrick Blackwood is producing, engineering, performing orchestral percussion and keyboards, writing the orchestration, writing the arrangements, as well as composing a few new pieces of music for the new Margaret Cornils Luke (Naxos classical recording artist) release. The bulk of the project will be recorded at Studio A Ocean Way Nashville. Merrick Music and Neal Merrick Blackwood are also proud to announce their endorsement of Millennia Music & Media Systems.

January 2017 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is scoring for film and TVNeal Merrick Blackwood is also working on orchestrations arrangements and compositions for several exciting classical music projects.

December 2016 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is in the studio this month putting the finishing touches on the scores, compositions, arrangements and mixing for a 1-hour national PBS documentary film for television. Neal Merrick Blackwood has been preparing orchestration arrangements and compositions for upcoming scoring and classical music projects.

November 2016 – Neal Merrick Blackwood and Jan Seiden are in the studio this month finishing touches on the compositions, arrangements and mixing for the upcoming Jan Seiden/Neal Merrick Blackwood project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is scoring, composing, producing, performing on, recording and mixing several pieces of music for a 1-hour national PBS documentary film for television. Neal Merrick Blackwood composed, arranged and played various orchestral instruments on a piece of music with Richard Gannaway (Co-Composer, Bouzouki, Keyboards and Ambient Treatments) for the same 1-hour national PBS documentary film for television.

October 2016 – Mixing the upcoming Jan Seiden/Neal Merrick Blackwood project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is finishing the upcoming Sirena Squires project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is working on a series of music in three-dimensional surround sound format.

September 2016 – Scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. Mixing the upcoming Jan Seiden/Neal Merrick Blackwood project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is finishing the upcoming Sirena Squires project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is working on a series of music in three-dimensional surround sound format.

August 2016 – Scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. Mixing the upcoming Jan Seiden/Neal Merrick Blackwood project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is finishing the upcoming Sirena Squires project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is working on a series of music in three-dimensional surround sound format. Neal Merrick Blackwood completed the McKenzie Torres project. Neal Merrick Blackwood also completed Tok Tamang.

July 2016 – Scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. Mixing the upcoming Jan Seiden/Neal Merrick Blackwood project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is working on a series of music in three-dimensional surround sound format. Neal Merrick Blackwood is working at Merrick Music Studios with Chris Rosser on the upcoming McKenzie Torres project.

June 2016 – Scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. Mixing the upcoming Jan Seiden/Neal Merrick Blackwood project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is working on a series of music in three-dimensional surround sound format.

May 2016 – Scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. Mixing the upcoming Jan Seiden/Neal Merrick Blackwood project. Neal Merrick Blackwood finished performing, recording and mixing music for Corrine Champigny in Nashville.

April 2016 – April 2016 – Scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. Neal Merrick Blackwood is also mixing the upcoming release of the Jan Seiden/Neal Merrick Blackwood project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is  composing, performing, recording and mixing music for Corrine Champigny in Nashville. Scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. Neal Merrick Blackwood is mixing the upcoming release of the Jan Seiden/Neal Merrick Blackwood project.

February 2016 – Scoring, tracking and mixing for TVNeal Merrick Blackwood is also mixing the upcoming release of the Jan Seiden/Neal Merrick Blackwood project.

January 2016 – Scoring, tracking and mixing for TV.

December 2015 – Scoring, tracking and mixing for TVNeal Merrick Blackwood is mixing the upcoming release of the Jan Seiden/Neal Merrick Blackwood CD. Neal Merrick Blackwood mastered the wonderful new Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers Of Soul CD release.

November 2015 – Finished mastering a wonderful AO Music piece featuring the vocals of Alise Ketnere AKA Fox Lima (Writer and singer for the multi-platinum selling band, Enigma) & award-winning vocalist SEAY for Project Peace On EarthOther artists contributing their compositions on the project are; Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), AO Music, SEAY, etc. We are honored to announce that Neal Merrick Blackwood has been asked to be a Musical Ambassador on the advisory board of Project Peace On Earth. We are also involved in our on-going scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. Neal Merrick Blackwood has been working in the studio with Jan Seiden adding the finishing touches to a beautiful collection of music for the upcoming release of the Jan Seiden/Neal Merrick Blackwood project.

October 2015 – Finished Programming/Mixing/Mastering for the new ZMR Award winning AO Music release featuring Miriam Stockley, Jay Oliver & Richard GannawayOn-going scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. 

September 2015 – Programming/Mixing/Mastering for the new ZMR Award winning AO Music release with Miriam Stockley, Rod Houison & Richard Gannaway in the studioOn-going scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. Completed the Chelsea LaBate project.

August 2015 – We are working on our on-going scoring, tracking and mixing for TV.

July 2015 – We are working on our on-going scoring, tracking and mixing for TV.  Neal Merrick Blackwood is mixing and playing some more drums on the Chelsea LaBate project. The Julie Fowlis project continues to develop as Jay Oliver adds some finishing touches

June 2015 – On-going scoring, tracking and mixing for TV. Overdubs done at Nashville’s Hilltop Studios with John Nicholson engineering and Charlie Cushman on banjo for the Chelsea LaBate project.

May 2015 – On-going scoring, tracking and mixing for TV.  On the home stretch of overdubs and mixing for the Chelsea LaBate project.

April 2015 – Scoring ambient and orchestral pieces for TV. Recording fiddle and strings for the Chelsea LaBate project. Multiple Mixing sessions… Neal Merrick Blackwood is finishing up playing and composing for choral group, ambient keyboards, string quartet and tuned percussion for the Multiple Award winning Gaelic singer and multi-instrumentalist, Julie Fowlis with Richard Gannaway.

March 2015 – Scoring ambient pieces for TV. Playing bass and drums on the Chelsea LaBate project. Neal Merrick Blackwood composed for choral group, string quartet, tuned percussion and played ambient treatments, drums, tuned percussion and keyboards on a gorgeous song for the Multiple Award winning Gaelic singer and multi-instrumentalist, Julie Fowlis with Richard Gannaway.

February 2015 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is co-producing, composing and performing ambient treatments on the wonderful new Award winning AO MUSIC Project with Richard Gannaway, Jay Oliver and Miriam Stockley.

January 2015 – We are honored to be asked to co-produce, compose and perform ambient treatments on the new Award winning AO MUSIC Project with Richard Gannaway, Jay Oliver and Miriam Stockley. Neal Merrick Blackwood is beginning the new year working on tracks for the new Chelsea LaBate project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is composing ambient scores for film this month.

December 2014 – Working on tracks for the Chelsea LaBate project. Neal Merrick Blackwood is composing scores for film and TV.

November 2014 – Neal Merrick Blackwood co-wrote, performed and recorded a song with Chris Rosser for Lotto. Working with Chris Rosser and Chelsea LaBate tracking and overdubbing on the Chelsea LaBate project. Neal Merrick Blackwood mixed a wonderful track for my dear friend/UK Grammy Nominated producer, Jan Pulsford. Neal Merrick Blackwood is playing various instruments on the Chelsea LaBate project. We completed fiddle sessions with the amazing Tim Lorsch for the Chelsea LaBate project.

October 2014 – Mixing, mastering & recording overdubs for the “Musically Yours Trio” project. Recording overdubs & playing various instruments on the latest Chelsea LaBate project.

September 2014 – Mixing & mastering on the Bill Mize (Grammy Award winning composer and guitarist) latest CD project entitled, “The Back of Beyond.” Mixing, playing percussion & recording overdubs for the “Musically Yours Trio” project. Recording overdubs & playing various instruments on the Chelsea LaBate project.

August 2014 – Mixing various projects, tracking & writing with the wonderful talents and artistry of Chelsea LaBate with Chris Rosser in the studio. Neal Merrick Blackwood is composing scores for three feature films and for TV.

July 2014 – Neal Merrick Blackwood mixing various projects, Composing scores for the ‘Two Nations’ movie soundtrack, etc. Merrick Music & Neal Merrick Blackwood is currently featured in the Mountain Xpress Magazine.

June 2014 – Mixing various projects, Tracking “Moon Without The Blue,” Scoring for TV, etc.

May 2014 – Mixing, Scoring for TV, etc.

April 2014 – In the studio mixing Hollander Blue.

March 2014 – In the studio scoring for TV, tracking, etc.

February 2014 – In the studio working on more scores, Hollander Blue, Blackwood (Ambient music project featuring Neal Merrick Blackwood & Tony Gerber), etc. Blackwood is performing live at the Asheville Electro-music Festival 2014 on May 17 at 7PM. The Asheville Electro-music Festival annually brings some of the world’s finest electronic and experimental musicians to the Asheville, North Carolina area.

January 2014 – In the studio working on scores for TV, Hollander Blue, Jan Seiden, etc.

December 2013 – In the studio tracking with Jan Seiden.

 November 2013 –  Pictured below: In the studio with Hollander Blue.

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Pictured below: Neal Merrick Blackwood is working in the studio playing and recording some ethereal tracks for our good friend and Grammy Award winning legendary songwriting genius, Larry Weiss.

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October 2013 – In the studio working on the new Jan Seiden & Neal Merrick Blackwood release. Neal Merrick Blackwood is in the studio working with Hollander Blue.

September 2013 –  Jan Seiden & Neal Merrick Blackwood in the studio working on their new debut CD release together! Special thanks to Ray Mata of Blue Ridge Pictures for the amazing photo session.

September 2013 – In the studio with Hollander Blue beginning work on her new CD project.

July 2013 – Busy scoring for TV.

July 2013 – Scoring for TV and off to NAMM.

June 2013 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is now working on new ambient, world music and orchestral film scores.

June 2013 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is working with Planet Swan. Planet Swan appears on the Black Eyed Peas “Behind the Front” CD, “Hustle and Flow” movie soundtrack, etc.

June 2013 – Scoring. In the studio with Holiday Childress and John Crutchfield.

May 2013 – Just finished playing and producing orchestral arrangements on a very beautiful composition by Tim Lorsch. The amazing and incomparable Miriam Stockley (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Mike Oldfield, AO Music, Queen, etc.) has been asked to feature her mesmerizing vocals on this piece.

May 2013 – Neal Merrick BlackwoodTony Gerber are in the studio working on their upcoming CD release.

May 2013 – Neal Merrick Blackwood and Merrick Music now putting on the finishing touches editing a project featuring artists Randy McGinnis (RNAFF board member & Native American Flute player) and Stacy Nickell Miller (Cellist for The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra).

May 2013 – Neal Merrick Blackwood is featured in the current issue of the RNAFF “Voice of the Wind'” newsletter. Special thanks to my talented good friend and board member, Randy McGinnis and to wonderful “Voice Of The Wind” editor, Catherine Rayburn-Trobaugh. RNAFF was founded by board members, R. Carlos Nakai and Ken Light for Native American flute music. The inception of RNAFF and the publication ‘Voice of the Wind’ have always been to bring together individuals within a membership-based community world-wide for those that actively express an interest in the perpetuation of the indigenous North American and world flutes within many perspectives of performance and craftsmanship as documented in the printed or on-line publication of the RNAFF newsletter. RNAFF also schedules special events and concerts at RNAFF conferences. Neal Merrick Blackwood and Merrick Music is also busy composing, performing and recording scores for TV.

April 2013 –  Neal Merrick Blackwood &  Jan Seiden are in the studio this month. Neal Merrick Blackwood and Merrick Music is also busy composing scores for TV this month.

Larrivee Guitars endorsed by Neal Merrick Blackwood

Neal states, “My Larrivee sounds absolutely incredible and plays like a dream. I absolutely love my Larrivee acoustic.”

Neal Merrick Blackwood proudly endorses Larrivee handcrafted guitars and plays the SD-000-50E-FSB (Tobacco sunburst) model.

KRK Systems

Neal Merrick Blackwood endorses KRK Systems, Inc. “When you are investing the time to make subtle adjustments in the studio, it is very important to know that what you are listening to is being accurately reproduced in your studio monitors and that those subtleties will translate well on the maximum number of listening systems when the mixes leave the studio. The KRK E8T Expose monitoring system is exactly what I have been looking for in studio monitors. The E8T monitoring system has proven its ability to translate extremely well while providing distinctly smooth and transparent clarity.” Neal would like to thank Richard Ruse of KRK, Warren B. White of Pro Audio Solutions and Barry Sanders for all of their help and support.

Planet Swan

Planet Swan

Pictured left: Neal Merrick Blackwood collaborated with Planet Swan whom appears on the Black Eyed Peas “Behind the Front” CD, “Hustle and Flow'” movie soundtrack, etc.

2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy

Neal Merrick Blackwood performed, composed and recorded some ambient world music pieces of music in collaboration with Tony Gerber that included a duo video performance for the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy. This performance was used in conjunction with live performances at the Olympics in Torino, Italy as collaborative performance works with artists such as Jan Pulsford, Chico Freeman, Tony Gerber, Christopher Hedge, Paul Horn, Stu Hamm, Jeff Oster and other artists around the world. This was accomplished via live performances on stage and by remote internet participant video performances by artists that were playing from different locations all around the world which were projected upon an 80-foot screen behind the stage in Torino. Neal would like to give Jan Pulsford special thanks for inviting both him and Tony to participate in this event. Also, special thanks to Chico Freeman and Christopher Hedge. Neal would also like to thank Jeff Oster for his inspiring contribution and willingness to participate on very short notice.

Neal Merrick Blackwood CD Release

Neal Merrick Blackwood has recorded and pioneered ambient and world music for over 35 years. Neal Merrick Blackwood’s project was originally released on Space For Music Records. This recording is laced with Neal Merrick Blackwood’s signature provocative melodies, unusual harmonies, sounds and rhythms. This recording features traditional instruments such as flutes, guitars, cello, violin, viola, trumpet, various percussion instruments, synthesizers, vocals and some rather unusual instruments. 

Mac Gayden

Mac Gayden

Slide guitar, electric sitar and acoustic guitar

Mac Gayden is a legendary songwriter, recording artist, guitarist and is the inventor of the ‘Slide wah’ guitar technique. Mac wrote the ever so popular songs, “Everlasting Love” and “She Shot A Hole Through My Soul,” as well as many other standards.  Mac has played guitar for such artists as Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, J. J. Cale, etc.

Tom Shinness

Tom Shinness

Cello

Tom Shinness is yet another amazing fellow recording artist on Space For Music Records. Tom’s cello performance is spectacular. Tom has played with countless legendary artists such as Keb Mo and Phil Keaggy.

Tim Lorsch

Tim Lorsch

Violin and Viola

Tim Lorsch is another amazing artist that has played on thousands of recordings covering a wide spectrum of musical styles. He has made contributions to Grammy and Emmy Award winning projects, performed on TV and has scored for theater. Artists that Tim has performed and/or, recorded with include: Kris Kristofferson, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Pat Green, Ray Price, Percy Sledge, Lorrie Morgan, Walt Wilkins, Andrew Gold, Joy Lynn White, Goose Creek Symphony, Mel McDaniel, Mary Gauthier, Hank Thompson, Jo-El Sonnier, Allison Moorer, Danni Leigh, Townes Van Zandt, The Kinleys, Keith Gaddis, Lucinda Williams, Rodney Crowell, Kevin Welch and Sam Baker.

Matt Oakes

Trumpet

Matt Oakes is yet another amazing musician that has played with artists such as Tony Gerber, David Darling, Michael Manring, Kent Heckaman, Giles Reaves, Kirby Shelstad and Rob McClain.

Tony Gerber

Tony Gerber

Electric guitar and didgeridoo

Tony Gerber is the owner of Space For Music Records and is also a fellow Space For Music Records recording artist. Tony is an internationally recognized Award winning recording artist. He is also known for his work as a founding member of the ambient group, Spacecraft. Tony adds his masterful touch to the recording by playing electric guitar and didgeridoo.