Quotes from Contemporaries
“I’ve only worked with a handful of guys that are aesthetic producers and masterful musicians and at the same time very much in command of the complex technology inherent in modern music production. Of those guys, Kurt Howell is in my mind the best there is. And his adroit sense of humor is the icing on the cake.” -
- George Massenburg- Mega God
“I asked Kurt Howell to do a program a track for my new ‘Pride of Lions’ record (to be released all over Europe in November of this year). I knew he was the guy for the job because he used to blow my mind with the demos he did for me when he ruled the turf in Nashville. His demos always sounded like masters and usually beat the final cut. Well on the song I gave him he didn’t disappoint- in fact he beat all my expectations. This cut is now looking like the single. He’s got the ear and “the touch”!
- Jim Peterik – Grammy-winning songwriter (“Eye of The Tiger”) and co-founder of the Ides of March and Survivor.
“I’ve had the chance to work with Kurt under a number of different circumstances over what is now a long period of time, and have developed quite a respect and appreciation for his talents. Not only does Kurt excel as a player, singer, and songwriter, but his studio skills have extended into every aspect of recording – producing, arranging, and engineering. His abilities as a Pro Tools operator alone put most of the engineers who pride themselves as Pro Tools adepts to shame – he’s incredibly quick at editing and the fact that he understands what’s going on musically makes everything easy. He’s done some of the best production work I’ve heard in recent years, doing what I think a producer’s job really should be-making an artist sound as good as they can by overseeing song selection, arrangement, getting the best performances out of the artist and getting it all recorded properly. All this, and he’s as nice of a person as you’ll ever meet and a pleasure to work with. I know that in the world of the music business this all may sound too good to be true, but Kurt is a rarity – hard working, honest, and with all the abilities I’ve mentioned here, for real.”
- John McFee (Guitarist, Doobie Brothers, Elvis Costello)
“Kurt Howell is one of the most brilliant producers I’ve worked with. He has an incredible way of producing in many different genres. Whether it’s Rock, Pop or Classical, he creates fresh original ideas that make each song speak eloquently in its own way. Kurt is not only a gifted producer but an outstanding mentor. His rapport with artists proves to be a great asset. He pushes artists to reach their full potential when writing original material and or offering expert advise to the vocalist and musicians in the recording process.”
“ Good thing bout Kurt is that there are alot of good things about Kurt. He’s reliable, incredibly knowledgeable, gives you a straight down the line answer in regards to whatever you have him consulting on, and is an amazingly talented producer and keyboardist ”
Michael Pearson-Adams., Musician, Producer, and CEO atTBRM Music
“ Kurt is one of those amazingly talented individuals whose talent is matched only by his humility. I consider Kurt to be a mentor. He has taught me so much not only in the creative arts (songwriting and engineering/mixing techniques), but also the art of talking and connecting with people. He’s the real deal, a good friend and teacher ”
Greg “Stryke” Chin., DJ, Remixer and Producer
“ Kurt has been a great mentor to me. He has pushed me to be the best that I can be. When I first started working with Production company West Drive Entertainment, I was new at being a recording artist/ song writer and Kurt helped me develop the talent that he saw in me. He has believed in me even when I wasn’t sure I could do it. He is a great song writer and a great producer. He made my album sound like everything I ever dreamed of. I’ve been so blessed to have someone like Kurt to guide and teach me along the way. ”
Daisy Gomez., Recording Artist
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