Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends EP.04: Val Garay
In Episode 4 of ‘Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends’ our host spends an hour with friend and super producer/engineer Val Garay at Aftermaster Studios in Hollywood. Garay is nine time Grammy nominated producer and winner of 1982’s record of the year with “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes. Val has garnered over 100 Gold & Platinum records. He was also the owner and designer of the renown L.A. 1980’s recording room, ‘Record One Studios’, where numerous hit albums were made before it was sold to Ocean Way Studios in 1988.
He has worked with The Motels, Mr. Big, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Burdon, Dolly Parton, Pablo Cruise, James Taylor, Queensryche, Neil Diamond, Dramarama, EZO, Ringo Starr, Linda Ronstadt, Sarah Brightman, Katrina, Nicolette Larson, Kenny Rogers, Santana, Reel Big Fish, Joan Armatrading and many others.
Kosh and Val discuss his San Francisco upbringing with a famous father, going from artist to engineer to super producer, making hit after hit owning the premiere studio in 80’s L.A. and still living the dream as an in demand producer.
Learn more about Val Garay and what he is doing at the moment here: http://www.valgaray.com/