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Justin Guip is a three-time Grammy winner who worked directly with Levon Helm from 2004-2012.
Justin sat in on drums with the Levon Helm Band while the legendary musician played mandolin, he served as production manager for Helm?s Midnight Rambles and was senior recording/mix engineer at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, N.Y.
never missed a single Midnight Ramble at Levon Helm Studios
in Woodstock or a Ramble on the Road.
was honored to sit alongside Levon as his
double drummer - more often than any other musician.
Justin developed the signature sound of Helm?s two Grammy Award-winning records - 2007's "Dirt Farmer" and "Electric Dirt," which was released in 2009.
earned his third Grammy Award for mix engineering the live Levon Helm Band during a 2008 performance that was released on a 2011 CD - "Ramble at the Ryman."
currently occupies the drummer's chair for two ensembles that grew out of the Midnight Ramble tradition - The Dirt Farmer Band and The Midnight Ramble Band.
He also plays drums for the Amy Helm Band and appears on Amy's upcoming solo release, which he recorded and mixed.
As a sound engineer, Justin has worked with a who's who of the recording industry - My Morning Jacket, The Black Crowes, Hot Tuna and Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell, Mavis Staples, The Gourds and Catherine Russell, among others.
Curt Smith, formerly of Tears for Fears, retained Justin
to mix front of house sound during his solo project, "Mayflower."
quickly expanded his
reach by taking on management skills as director of operations at Sterling Sound
, the premier music mastering facility.
worked on a daily basis for nearly a decade with engineering greats like George Marino, Ted Jensen, and Greg Calbi.
But it was late nights in a small, shared recording studio under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn where Justin
embarked on his
career, making great records.