From motor home to mobile studio: local record label hopes to shine a light on U.P. music

From motor home to mobile studio: local record label hopes to shine a light on U.P. music

MARQUETTE — Nashville, Hollywood, New York…these are the places that probably come to mind when you think of successful recording artists.

One local record label is hoping to make it easier for artists to be successful right here at home.

You might over-look their little 1964 Banner Camper, but Lost Dog Records has big plans for it. They’ve got a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to turn it into a mobile recording studio.

Kick Starter Trailer

“Sometimes, timing is everything,” said Tyler Dettloff, who’s working on the project with Lost Dog Records, “Some people are unable to travel, like artists, because they work 9–5 jobs, they work night jobs. It’s nice to have this ability to actually travel to them when we have some time off. [We’d] do like a weekend somewhere. We don’t have to travel to a studio, we can bring the studio to the musician.”

Playing at a small venue, like the Lagniappe, is a great way for artists to get started, but if they really want to get noticed in the big leagues, they have to produce albums. That’s where Lost Dog Records comes in.

“Our goal is to really make our music shine through. Because, we’re dedicated to this place and we want to treat musicians who are in this place with the same kind of care that they deserve. We share this place and we cherish this place. We want to make this a place that we can really make the music real, instead of faking it somewhere else or, like, having to shine up your shoes when you walk into Nashville.”

Lost Dog Records is hoping to raise $5,500 to fit the camper out and capture the U.P.’s unique sound. If you’d like to donate, follow this link.