Producer, Engineer, Mixer
As the founder and main songwriter of the legendary pop-punk godfathers The Descendents, and drummer of the seminal punk band, Black Flag, Bill Stevenson's songwriting, drumming, and producing career spans twenty-eight years. Raised in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, Bill was just coming of age during the first wave of late 70's L.A. punk. Now living in Colorado, Bill and his studio partner Jason Livermore host a dozen or more national acts each year in his studio, The Blasting Room (built by Bill and the other members of his group All). Stevenson continues to tour and record with his bands: All, The Descendents, and Only Crime, but in the last decade has focused much of his time on producing records at the Blasting Room.
Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Mastering
Jason received his first snare drum the age of three. Years later, Jason took up bass and guitar, but returned to drums because he liked them better. In junior high Jason discovered punk rock. His first vinyl purchase was the infamous, “Milo Goes to College”. He played in various bands throughout high school and college, recording some of these himself. After college, he decided that recording was probably going to be cooler than selling beer for Miller, his job at the time. Upon hearing that ALL was opening the Blasting Room, he moved to Fort Collins to land the job of a lifetime. Jason has been working at the studio for ten years now. He has worked on about 95% of the albums that have come out of the studio. Jason has also played drums for Wretch Like Me, Drag the River, Bill The Welder, Soul City Missionaries, and The Virginia Sisters.
A recording enthusiast since middle school, and musician my whole life, I started working at the blasting room in 2001. Working closely with, and learning from Jason and Bill, I have helped to build the blasting room into the 3 studio facility it is today. I’m thankful to have developed good relationships with the bands I work with and value hard work, creativity, passion, and the constant evolution of engineering. Since 2001 I’ve worked with Jason and Bill on almost every project that has come through the doors, as well as many on my own. I engineer, mix, and co-produce with several “producer partners” that I’ve teamed up with and I look forward to putting all my energy into making many great records.
cbeeble [at] blastingroomstudios [dot] comThe youngest member of the Blasting Room team, Chris received a degree in Audio Production from The University of Denver, where he also studied jazz bass and composition. Being heavily influenced by Jason and Andrew's work, it's been Chris' ambition to work at The Blasting Room since high school. With a musical background that spans far across the spectrum, Chris brings unique tools to the studio such as experience in synth programming, string arranging, and signal processor construction, among others. There is nothing he enjoys more than working with bands and seeing a song grow from start to finish.