Local 674-sponsored Recording Session
Pictured are studio owner, Mike Donahue, and Marguerite Band members Josiah Spangler, Evan Olds, Abby Reynolds, and Jeremiah Hatfield at a recording session at Mike Donahue’s studio. TK Studio is located near Blue Sulphur Springs, WV. The studio has been open for about two years and is equipped with state-of –the-art digital recording equipment.
This will be Marguerite’s third recording. This session will include a remix of their original songs “Memories” and “Coming Undone” from their first CD. “We are proud of all of our past recordings, but we could not pass up the chance to record in Mike’s great studio,” said Abby Reynolds. Abby, Josiah, Evan, and Jeremiah have been performing together for quite some time and they are grateful for the opportunity to record in Mike's studio, and the assistance of the AFM union local.
This recording session was made possible through the Freelance Co-Funding Program from the American Federation of Musicians with assistance from Local 674. The grant pays for the studio time, and the Local provides partial funding along with marketing assistance.
The American Federation of Musicians
Local 674-Covington, VA - Lewisburg, WV
133 Park Place - Lewisburg, WV 24901 - (224)-223-6674
President: Bill Clapham Vice President: Mark Spangler
Secretary/Treasurer: Gary Williams
Jeff Bryant Jay Frye Virgil Kelly Charlie Massie Dena Williams
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Local 674 of the American Federation of Musicians
of the United States and Canada, chartered in Covington, Virginia - Lewisburg, West Virginia. We are a small but active Local. You must be thinking about joining a professional organization for
musicians, or you wouldn’t be visiting our webpage.
Bluegrass musicians to members of the West Virginia Jazz Orchestra belong to Local 674. We also have many retired professionals in our area who still offer their talents to the many who are eager to listen. The AFM is the largest organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of professional musicians. Local 674 was chartered on June 25, 1946 and represents many of the finest professional musicians in our area, including Highland, Augusta, Bath, Allegheny, Rockbridge, Botetourt, Craig, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties in Virginia, and Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties in West Virginia. AFM members perform all styles of music—alternative rock, classical, pop, gospel, jazz, country, folk, rock, big band, reggae, contemporary Christian, etc.. With such active members as Roberta Flack, Santana, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheila E, Suzanne Vega, The Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, and Branford Marsalis; there is a strong representation of major recording individuals and groups.
Members of Local 674 of the AFM are secure in knowing that their organization is actively lobbying to promote legislation and public awareness that protects musicians’ interests, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the recording industry, motion picture industry, jingle industry, TV networks, National Public TV and Radio, and providing excellent wages and working conditions for its members.