Introducing the New Third Coast Recording Co. Spotify Playlist: Third Coast Thursday

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We are very excited to announce the beginning of our new weekly playlist, Third Coast Thursday!

Third Coast Thursday our latest way of connecting others with our favorite music and artists. The playlist is loaded with songs recorded in our studios, as well as other songs we would love to share with our friends. We want you to start your weekend off right with some good music and good vibes.

Check out this week’s playlist at the following link:

https://open.spotify.com/user/o1wne6mgpdkhga372p81c1v53/playlist/4EkQtCjmfM3qRt0PwIDI11?si=9CYFGPTWRzqFI27TNlA4dw

Bringing a World of Knowledge to Grand Haven: Bill Chrysler

If the sheer number of concerts that Bill has mixed doesn’t give you confidence in how deep his passion

for sound and experimentation runs, then the fact that he opened a recording studio after about

four decades of touring should solidify your certainty.

“Music is not just a passion, it is my calling.” Bill described.

“Music is not just a passion, it is my calling.” Bill described.

Opening a studio after being on the road touring was a natural way for him to continue being involved in the music industry. Third Coast Recording Company keeps Bill surrounded by amazing musicians, without the travel.

He aims to make the recording process as painless as possible and recommends that bands come

prepared on the day that they record. Even though he has aimed to make the recording studio as

comfortable and homey as possible, it is not a place to practice. Bill and the rest of the Third Coast Crew

spend most of their leisure time at the studio making music, experimenting with microphone and instrumental techniques before clients come in.

When it comes to touring, Bill has four decades of doing live sound enforcement/ mixing under his belt.

“This gives me a creative input, when you get to mix the sound and create what gets heard,” Bill said. He

doesn’t enjoy being in front of an audience, but instead mixing behind the scenes.

In his earlier years in the industry, Bill was grandfathered into a lot of well-established companies and

through that, has become a “go to” person for live sound. He has worked with roughly 100 touring

groups or artists and has mixed over 10,000 larger scale events.

When it comes to sound engineering tours, he prefers shows at a standard 10-15 thousand seat arena so

that he can get into a rhythm with which gear to use and the placement of it all.

The tour that Bill recently returned from, the Asia and Australia leg of Maroon 5’s “Red Pill Blues” tour,

held their concerts at stadiums that housed 40-50 thousand people. He had been on the road with

Maroon 5 exclusively for the past three or four years.

Bill recently got back with touring with Maroon 5 for three weeks in Asia and Australia. He has been touring almost exclusively with them for the past 3-4 years.

Bill recently got back with touring with Maroon 5 for three weeks in Asia and Australia. He has been touring almost exclusively with them for the past 3-4 years.

One of Bill’s all-time favorite artists to tour with is John Mayer, who he had been touring with for about

12 years. Even though he likes to do stadium shows which are predictable, John Mayer’s shows are

consistently an enjoyable challenge.

“Every time he plays a song, he plays it different. He will call out for other people in the band to do a

lead. As the sound guy, it is very interesting to mix these songs differently every day.”

After years of taking on massive tours, Bill is excited to be in a new chapter of making music at Third Coast. “I like doing what I do and I get to experiment a lot. In a recording studio, we can always stop and go

back. We take advantage of that when clients come in that we’ve already experimented with. We do

this as part of our leisure time and make music for fun.”

When he’s not in the studio making music, he enjoys long walks on the beach with Binnie and their puppy Ruby Tuesday.

Ruby Tuesday, Bill and Binnie’s beautiful fur baby.

Ruby Tuesday, Bill and Binnie’s beautiful fur baby.

Friends, Family and coffee; Aldea coffee opening a new location in Muskegon

Aldea Coffee’s new location in Muskegon.

Aldea Coffee’s new location in Muskegon.

Aldea Coffee is a company who prides themselves on putting people and the community first. They are currently aiming to spread this message by opening a new location in Muskegon.

Brittany Goode began working with Aldea in 2015. She was attracted to the company based on how they began and their ethical practices.

“Being able to walk into a company and know that the values of the company line up with my personal values, and I get to help them start out, was pretty amazing.” Goode said.

Goode visiting Honduras, where Aldea Coffee began in 2009.

Goode visiting Honduras, where Aldea Coffee began in 2009.

Aldea began as a nonprofit in Honduras beginning in 2009. They work with farmers of corn, beans and coffee. These farmers are paid 50 to 100% above the fair-trade rate. Today, Aldea purchases green coffee directly from farmers they work with and administer training programs for farmers.

The company has grown through word of mouth, collaborations with other businesses in Grand Haven and the community. With the goal of holding on to the engagement with current customers, Aldea has started a campaign to raise funds for the new location downtown Muskegon.

“It’s amazing to see the donations coming in. We’ve also had people volunteering their time to help us get moved to our new production facility and offering to help with the new space open,” Goode said.

The location in Grand Haven shares a building with Grand Armory Brewing Company, while the  coffee is roasted at a location in Muskegon Heights. The location of the new cafe in Muskegon will have a space all its own. Contributions to the campaign will go towards building out the new space such as lighting, furniture, plumbing and equipment. The Muskegon location will be ideal for a quiet place to study and Aldea plans on serving baked items here in the future.

Aldea and Third Coast have been working together for some time now. Brittany’s personal involvement with the recording studio began when she served Aldea coffee at an event last summer. Binnie and Brittany’s initial relationship began as a result of their love for the people of Honduras. Brittany has noticed that the values of the companies line up very well.

Enjoying Aldea Coffee in the studio is an everyday thing for the Third Coast family!

Enjoying Aldea Coffee in the studio is an everyday thing for the Third Coast family!

“Once you start to collaborate with other businesses, everybody starts to feel like family,” Goode said.

Donate to help open their new location and learn more about the company at the link below:

https://www.aldeacoffee.com/pages/muskegon