Velvet Elk Recordings | Bio  

Lodged in the remote woods and ruins of what was once a bastion of newlywed escapism, Velvet Elk Studios has been tucked away, far outside the traffic and horns and electrical buzz of New York City, for almost 10 years now. Don DiLego built his studio as a way to record and create without the buzz and distraction, and managed to make a name for his place for just those reasons. Beautiful Small Machines invented their critical debut there, “Robots in Love,” as well as their follow up, “The DJ Stayed Home”. Jesse Malin and The St. Marks Social found  The Velvet Elk as an early song incubator, and Don wrote the soundtrack to the feature film “Ranchero” there, while curious deer gnawed grass in the studio window. The studio remains a great escape, both creatively and physically, to the many artists and friends in the Velvet Elk Records world, and we’re looking forward to a growing stew of artist stories and creations emanating from The Velvet Elk.
Click here if interested in some mountain wood recording sessions intermittently interrupted by wild turkey, deer, and the occasional hilarious bear.
Recording Escapists:

Don DiLego
Jesse Malin
Hollis Brown
The Fox and the Bandit
Beautiful Small Machines
Bree Sharp
Ensemble, et al
Diane Gentile
Daniel Palmer
Eleanor Dubinsky
Eric Underwood
Black Lake
We Are the Drummer
California Sons
Amazon Dart