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The Great Divide is Amanda Wilkins debut album. It is being released officially on the 28th of April 2017. 
Amanda's album is the culmination of 8 years working with and writing with her late husband Ricky Wilkins. This Album is dedicated to Ricky who very sadly passed away in 2016 of cancer.
This album was recorded with several additional musicians; Dwight "Doc" Shelton playing guitars, and vocals as well as writing and co-writing some of the songs.  Wayne Lantham playing Fiddle. Brian Martin playing Bass guitar, and Sam Stillwell playing Percussion/Drums.
    
Gary Ackerman of Bird Dog Records mastered the album for release through the Bird Dog Records label and Bird Dog Records Publishing worldwide.

The Great Divide is Amanda Wilkins debut album. It is being released officially on the 28th of April 2017. Amanda's album is the culmination of 8 years working with and writing with her late husband Ricky Wilkins. This Album is dedicated to Ricky who very sadly passed away in 2016 of cancer. This album was recorded with several additional musicians; Dwight "Doc" Shelton playing guitars, and vocals as well as writing and co-writing some of the songs. Wayne Lantham playing Fiddle. Brian Martin playing Bass guitar, and Sam Stillwell playing Percussion/Drums.

Gary Ackerman of Bird Dog Records mastered the album for release through the Bird Dog Records label and Bird Dog Records Publishing worldwide.

The late MICHAEL STEPHENSON was one of the most popular musicians ever to come out of the Shenandoah Valley.  He will always be remembered for his tremendous raspy tenor vocal characteristics and his enduring stage presence. Unfortunately this CD is the only one he personally will ever perform his songs. You will be missed my friend.

The late MICHAEL STEPHENSON was one of the most popular musicians ever to come out of the Shenandoah Valley. He will always be remembered for his tremendous raspy tenor vocal characteristics and his enduring stage presence. Unfortunately this CD is the only one he personally will ever perform his songs. You will be missed my friend.

The OL' COOTS are recognized throughout the world. Consisting of Boo Snider and Gary Ackerman. The Ol' Coots - Roots CD takes the listener back and forth between forsaken love and love quests, to journey's of magical places that sooth the body and mind. (Not to mention the fact that both artists got back to their basics in songwriting that revealed complexities.

The OL' COOTS are recognized throughout the world. Consisting of Boo Snider and Gary Ackerman. The Ol' Coots - Roots CD takes the listener back and forth between forsaken love and love quests, to journey's of magical places that sooth the body and mind. (Not to mention the fact that both artists got back to their basics in songwriting that revealed complexities.

STUDIO
 

BIRD DOG RECORDS  has become the Premier Professional Recording Studio in the Shenandoah Valley, Northern Virginia, Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Please visit our Facilities Page for listing's of equipment.

Aside from being a label, and searching out talented artists to Record, Produce and Publish their recorded music, we also record those that need demo's, or EP's and full albums at our facility on an hourly  scheduled fee based or project basis. 

Either email us from our Contact Page, or message us from our Facebook Page.

 
UPCOMING NEWS
Amanda Wilkins will be performing with her new band, The Amanda Wilkins Band, September 1st from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Edinburg Theater. Admission is $10.00 at the door.
CD's and T-Shirts will be available for sale.
 
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AMANDA WILKINS  has her newest parlay of very musical compositions entitled "The Great Divide.," being released by Bird Dog Records on the 28th of April 2017. 

Bird Dog Records has signed SALLY MAE FOSTER  to it's family of Artists. We are in the process of recording a 4 song  EP to be included in an EPK to showcase her songwriting and performing skillsets within the Americana/Folk genres. 




 

DUGO'S BLOG
A blog From Chuck Dugo Questions you need to ask yourself before you go to a recording studio. 

1) Why? Is it to advance your career as a performer, to record songs in which you think other performers may be interested, as a gift for friends and family, or maybe you just want to get ideas down. 

2) What? Are they songs you've written? Did you copyright them? 
Are they cover songs? Do you have the legal rights to use them? 
Do you need help developing your songs into finished productions? 

3) When? Are you ready? Do you have a vision of what the finished product should be? Do you have the right instruments and musicians? 

4) Where? Have you chosen the best studio? Do they have the equipment and personnel to accomplish your goals? Do they have the contacts necessary to get you where you want to go. 

Next time we will be interviewing area musicians.

NEW SERVICES
 

BIRD DOG RECORDS  in addition to it's recording label artists division is now offering to the performing artist, studio time to record demos and CD's 'for sale. From a single song to an E.P. to and L.P., we have something for every recording budget.

Ask any one of the many BDR label artists, why they chose Bird Dog Records. 

Contact: Chuck Dugo 540-327-2049

Michael David Thompson is one of the Shenandoah Valley's more prolific Christian Songwriter's. Michael's music has been featured on major Christian Radio station's broadcasting throughout the world.

Michael David Thompson is one of the Shenandoah Valley's more prolific Christian Songwriter's. Michael's music has been featured on major Christian Radio station's broadcasting throughout the world.

Mr. Chuck Dugo formerly of  New York's infamous Peeble Creek Blues Band. Currently Chuck is working on his newest release with Bird Dog Records.

Mr. Chuck Dugo formerly of New York's infamous Peeble Creek Blues Band. Currently Chuck is working on his newest release with Bird Dog Records.

Gary Ackerman, founder of Bird Dog Records, has had a very enriched and distinctive life and career. Mr. Ackerman has written well over 500 songs throughout his life thus far, and has had several major successes with  his written songs.

Gary Ackerman, founder of Bird Dog Records, has had a very enriched and distinctive life and career. Mr. Ackerman has written well over 500 songs throughout his life thus far, and has had several major successes with his written songs.

Boo Snider is one of the original Shenandoah troubadours, playing his music far and wide throughout the valley. Boo's first success came when he was a writing member of the legendary Winchester band  "Mod and the Rockers," 
and their album release in the 1960's. 
Boo has since written and released several albums, "Permanent Vacation," "This is the Life," and co-written and released with Gary 
Ackerman Ol' Coots - Roots." "

Boo Snider is one of the original Shenandoah troubadours, playing his music far and wide throughout the valley. Boo's first success came when he was a writing member of the legendary Winchester band "Mod and the Rockers," and their album release in the 1960's. Boo has since written and released several albums, "Permanent Vacation," "This is the Life," and co-written and released with Gary Ackerman Ol' Coots - Roots." "

Ash2Ash  consists of Ray  Jones and Mike Unger. They were formerly of Rivers Edge a contemporary major Alternative Country Band that toured the United States with major label interest. They have formed Ash2 Ash to showcase their Contemporary Christian music.

Ash2Ash consists of Ray Jones and Mike Unger. They were formerly of Rivers Edge a contemporary major Alternative Country Band that toured the United States with major label interest. They have formed Ash2 Ash to showcase their Contemporary Christian music.

Kevin Visnaskas is without hesitation is one of the finer guitar players in the US. Kevin has played with J. Geils, Max Tyler, and currently with The Eastwood Peak Band.

Kevin Visnaskas is without hesitation is one of the finer guitar players in the US. Kevin has played with J. Geils, Max Tyler, and currently with The Eastwood Peak Band.

The Max Tyler Band released 3 Albums with Arista Records US and LiverDale Records, UK. Performed throughout the Far East and European Markets as well as the US. 
Hits include "Lonely Day in Paradise" "Broken Down N Dallas.."

The Max Tyler Band released 3 Albums with Arista Records US and LiverDale Records, UK. Performed throughout the Far East and European Markets as well as the US. Hits include "Lonely Day in Paradise" "Broken Down N Dallas.."

The JR Blacker Band was one of New England's Premiere original music bands. Was voted Best of Boston, had regional hit called "Morning Rain," on their CD entitled Lookin' Back.

The JR Blacker Band was one of New England's Premiere original music bands. Was voted Best of Boston, had regional hit called "Morning Rain," on their CD entitled Lookin' Back.