Video & Event Production
In addition to artist services, I manage and produce special events and video shoots with my husband Paul Whitfield, who is a professional video engineer/director/producer. For more than two decades Paul has made high-profile artists look and sound good. From Bruce Springsteen to Josh Groban, Kenny Chesney to Metallica, Tim McGraw to Destiny’s Child, Paul has fine-tuned the close-ups of the stars. Paul has spent much of his time since 2002 working for THE BOSS (Yes, THAT Boss, Bruce Springsteen) but when Springsteen is not on the road, you can bet Paul and I are cooking up EPKs, video promos for YouTube and other on-line promotions. Some of the work we’ve done together is posted here for your entertainment.
In March, 2004 Mavis Staples came to Nashville to record “Hard Times Come Again No More” for our first release, Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster. The day was magical. We spent the afternoon as guests of historic Sound Emporium studio who graciously donated one of their rooms for the recording session. Buddy Miller, Steve Fishell and Matt Rollings backed Mavis up while our favorite sound engineer Dave Sinko recorded the incredible performance. Mavis nailed the track on the first run-through, but we persuaded her to sing the song a few times for our own pleasure and to the delight of our special in-studio guests Emmylou Harris and Julie Miller.