Control Room Sounds



Hey everyone and welcome to control room sounds. My name is Casey Combest and I'll be the host of the show. My hope for this show is that it will showcase artists and bands who are writing original music. I really want to blur the lines between performance and dialogue. As in, if I'm doing my job right there will be seamless transitions between the stories about the songs/lines from songs, and the performance. I'm a producer and engineer at Blue Sky Studios in Jackson, MS. Seriously appreciate you listening.


  • S2E2 Sam Mooney

    S2E2 Sam Mooney

    18/10/2017 Duración: 14min

    At only twenty-one years old, Sam Mooney has already become a #1-selling iTunes Singer/Songwriter, performed from Los Angeles to Boston, and won the nation’s largest amateur youth talent competition. His soulful brand of pop music has earned critical and commercial success and has drawn comparisons to artists such as John Mayer, Eric Hutchinson, Maroon 5, and Andy Grammer. Born and raised as one of seven children in Brookhaven, Mississippi, Mooney was greatly influenced by the music of his home region. His CD collection as a child consisted primarily of early R&B pioneers such as Ray Charles, Dr. John, B.B. King and more. The influence of these artists can still be heard in Mooney’s distinctively soulful vocals and piano playing. Mooney started playing the piano at eight years old and began writing songs as a teen. He started off writing instrumental blues piano jams, but as his exposure to the wider world of music continued to grow, he began to write songs in almost every genre.

  • S2E1 Drakeford

    S2E1 Drakeford

    11/10/2017 Duración: 17min
  • EP7 Eric Toomer

    EP7 Eric Toomer

    12/07/2017 Duración: 15min

    Eric comes to us from JS Mississippi - heard of that? Me either! That's one of the many reasons I love Mississippi! For some reason Eric's tone reminds me a bit of Foy Vance, which is certainly a good thing! I know you guys will enjoy this episode with Eric Toomer. 

  • EP6 John Paul Dove

    EP6 John Paul Dove

    05/07/2017 Duración: 17min

    John Paul Dove has some of the most haunting lyrics. Yet, he some how makes a way for hope in the content. Even if it's faint, there's hope. I know you guys will enjoy this episode with singer songwriter John Paul Dove from Meridian, MS. 

  • EP5 Zach Lovett  Spencer Thomas of Young Valley

    EP5 Zach Lovett & Spencer Thomas of Young Valley

    28/06/2017 Duración: 23min

    Young Valley is a Jackson based Alt-Country band. Admittedly more country than alt ha! These guys really rock. The southern sounds mesh together with this warm, authentic goodness to create tone heaven. I trust you guys will enjoy Zach and Spencer on Control Room Sounds. 

  • EP4 Shawn Chambliss of the DLX

    EP4 Shawn Chambliss of the DLX

    21/06/2017 Duración: 12min

    Shawn Chambliss of the DLX is based in Hattiesburg, MS. This episode is really cool for many reasons. First, Shawn is awesome! Second, He has some great songs. Lastly, it's a unique opportunity to hear the songs stripped down as the DLX projects are fully produced. I know you guys will enjoy this episode with Shawn!

  • EP3 Oh Jeremiah

    EP3 Oh Jeremiah

    13/06/2017 Duración: 10min

    Oh Jeremiah is the singer/songwriter duo made up of Jeremiah Stricklin and his wife Erin. Started in south Mississippi and currently residing in Athens, GA, the couple draws its inspiration from the storytelling nature of their home state, echoing the likes of Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. Oh Jeremiah is known for its harmonies in the style of early Damien Rice and their peculiar onstage banter. Their debut album, the Other End of Passing Time, is available now.

  • EP2 McKenzie Lockhart

    EP2 McKenzie Lockhart

    13/06/2017 Duración: 13min

    Folk pop, singer-songstress McKenzie Lockhart is happy to have both feet back in her native Alabama soil after trying her hand at pursuing music in Nashville, TN. And more than that, elated to be releasing her most authentic project to date. Raised in the storied Shoals of northern Alabama, Lockhart began to feel that her homeland was beckoning her to return from Nashville as she began to experience a longing for home grown community and a greater space to explore her own creativity. So, she packed up her things, hugged the necks of her friends in Music City, and headed south with this new purpose filling up her horizon. After moving back to Florence where she currently resides, she took the time to dig deep into her roots and invest in her local music community by establishing a house show movement called CO-OP. During this this time, Lockhart found her voice afresh and decided to channel her new sound into her first proper EP Interlaced. The writing, recording, and release of Interlaced is truly a collabo

  • EP1 Airside

    EP1 Airside

    13/06/2017 Duración: 15min

    AIRSIDE is an American rock band from Memphis TN that formed in mid 2014. Their high-energy live shows incorporate a blend of dynamic original material and familiar covers. The band members had attracted major media attention; earning feature spots on ABC and CBS as well as a licensing deal with The Orpheum Theatre’s “Summer Movie Series”. In the spring of 2016, the group embarked on their first European tour of Poland and Estonia. In October 2016, Airside was the featured artist for the Lone Star Emmy Awards in Fort Worth, Texas to highly favorable response. The group headed into Royal Studios with 3-time Grammy winner, engineer/producer Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell (John Mayer, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars) to work on their debut album. Their EP, On The Run, was released on April 28th, 2017, and their full-length record will be released in the fall.