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Val Garay

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The Val Garay Interview

The Jake Feinberg Show

Decorated engineer and musician talks about working with The Section and the Mizell Brothers. 


30 Sep 2021

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WCA #336 with Val Garay - Making Hits, Teaching Others, Coaching Assistants, and The Stanford School of Medicine

Working Class Audio

My guest today is producer, engineer, mixer Val Garay. Val has had an incredible career working with Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Kenny Rogers, Ringo Starr, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Pablo Cruise, Queensrÿche, Santana, and many others. Val has garnered 5 Grammy wins, over 100 gold and platinum records, an Emmy nomination, and over 125 million worldwide record sales. In 1982, he shared a Grammy Award for Record of the Year with Kim Carnes for the iconic song, "Bette Davis Eyes." We catch up with Val at his home in Los Angeles. In this episode, we discuss: Vals Dad Frank Fillipetti Stanford School of Medicine Songwriting Lou Adler Dave Hassinger Studio Work Bill Schnee Dissecting Mixes Making Hits Teaching Others Niko Bolas Royalties Business Choosing Representation  Working with Avid Coaching Assistants Do-overs Work-Life Balance Matt's Rant: Getting Back Out in Person!Links and Show Notes Val's Site: http://www.valgaray.com/ WCA on Instagram: @working_class_audio Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/ Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw Credits: Guest: Val Garay Host: Matt Boudreau  Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith Additional Music: The License Lab


24 May 2021

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In the Recording Studio Where Golf & Rock’n’Roll Collide with 5 time Grammy Winner Val Garay


675: Val Garay is the Grammy-winning music producer behind hits like, “Bette Davis Eyes” with Kim Carnes and “Handy Man,” with James Taylor. Val’s 100 gold and platinum records, nine Grammy nominations with five Grammy wins is only part of his equation. He's also a golf nut like us. In this conversation with host Fred Greene, Val talks about how he started his passion for the game back in 1981 while laying on a beach in Kona, Hawaii, and his many championships at Riviera Country Club, including the 2016 players championship. He also talks about his playing partners from the music industry like John Baruck (Journey), Kenny G, Huey Lewis and others, as well as being a 5-time player as an amateur in the PGA/ATT Golf Classic. This episode is brought to you by AutoSlash.com the best place to get the lowest prices for car rentals. Once you find the car you want, enter it into their system and they will search the web everyday to help you secure the best rate for the car you want to drive on your next trip. They’re also partnering with us to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register and learn more about AutoSlash.com


6 Feb 2019

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Interview with Grammy Award Winning Record Producer Val Garay

The Lynne Show - Music, Interviews and Stories for Change

1-21-19 Interview 1-21-19 Because his father was a well-known singer and actor and his uncle was a popular guitarist, Grammy Award Winning Recording Engineer and Record Producer Val Garay was surrounded by music during his childhood. But he didn’t even think of making a life with music until he realized that Medical School was not […]

6 Jan 2019

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EP 04 - Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends: Val Garay

Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


22 Jul 2018