Dirt Floor Recording Studio
A renowned recording studio in the woods in Chester? Really? Yup. Dirt Floor is the brainchild of uber-talented, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Eric Michael Lichter. Since 2006 he’s been doggedly recording the sort of old school music that appeals to him, with an organic sound that conjures up the likes of Crosby Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell. He calls it the kind of music that makes you think of “a flannel shirt and old, comfortable jeans”. The resurgence of singer/songwriter, Americana, folk and roots music has helped put Dirt Floor Studios on the map. Artists like Susan Cowsill, James Maple and Poor Old Shine flock here for Eric’s unique sound that harks back to analog days and vinyl. I spent an afternoon touring the studio and reveling in Eric’s enthusiasm and passion for music, his artists and his work. From the vintage instruments laying about (many guitars, drum sets and a 1930’s baby Grand, all of which Eric plays), to the vinyl decorated walls, Dirt Floor is an inspirational place. A recent move from smaller digs, and an inspired renovation by Adam and Dave (see above) have provided an intimate performance space, too. Live From Dirt Floor presents a concert series of local and national acts. Save the date and hope to see you at the next one (I’m not missing it!) on March 30 at 6pm, featuring New Orleans artist, Elli Perry and Eric himself. “Like” Dirt Floor onfacebook to hear about future events.