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Photo By: Joey Wharton/                                                      The Chris Robinson Brotherhood


Music For Film

A short film from The Traveling Cartwheel Circus. Music written and performed by Carlos Chafin


other Artists We've Worked With

The vocal duet of McBeth, comprised of McAyla Beatley and Beth Martin, deliver a blend of urban pop with style and sophistication. Blending today’s electronic generation of pop music with an organic richness, their voices perfectly compliment each other, combined with a look that is chic, edgy, and original. It’s no wonder that McBeth ranked in the Top 10 of ReverbNation’s Global Pop Artists chart.  Visit to find out more about this amazing duo. Produced and Engineered at In Your Ear by Michael Congdon for Artesian Entertainment Group.

Prospect 7 is a Contemporary Christian and Alternative Blues/Rock band from Mechanicsville, VA just northeast of Richmond.  The band is made up of Matt Hoole - electric guitar, vocals, drums, Elton Wade - electric guitar, Josh Wade - bass guitar, Ethan Wade - drums, electric guitar, John Stanley - saxophone, Russ Monroe - acoustic guitar, vocals, percussion  &  Bruce McKay - keys.  Featuring extraordinary songwriting and equally impressive musicianship, this brand new band is already getting the attention of those attending the festivals they play and those following their recording career.  Visit the site for more info. The sessions where engineered, mixed and mastered here at IYE by Carlos Chafin. 


Robbin Thompson is one of the founders of In Your Ear and no stranger to making fabulous recordings.  Robbin started out recording with his first band "The Tasmanians" in Southern Florida at famous Criterion Studios in Miami, then became Bruce Springteen's lead singer for the band "Steel Mill" and has since recorded 11 personal albums,  many here at In Your Ear.  The demo set presented here are three tune snips from his last album, "Real Fine Day" which includes the semi-obscure Beatles tune "The Word" performed by Robbin and his long time friend Steve Bassett.  To learn more about Robbin and to purchase albums visit Engineers included Michael Congdon on "The Word", Andrea Stefl on "Heaven's Gonna Call You Up" and Carlos Chafin doing the last one and mastering the album.

Darryl Harper is one of VCU's secret weapons.  He heads the school's department of music as Chairman, composes amazing music and plays clarinet beautifully.  He also knows people.  People like Regina Carter who's won numerous Downbeat poll readers poll as best jazz violinist and pianist Helen Sung, winner of the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition along with killer rhythm section members Harry "Butch" Reed (drums), Matthew Parrish (bass) plus pianist Lefteris Korderis. To work with Darryl and producer John Vanore on this project was an honor.  Be sure to check out what one critic said was the most important improvisational jazz album of 2014. Engineering by Carlos Chafin, assistance by Andrea Stefl, mix, production and additional engineering by John Vanore. To learn more about Darryl and to purchase product visit

Rex Richardson and Doug Richards may be Jazz music's odd couple, but there is no denying the true genius of The Intercontinental Trumpet Concerto.  Rex is one of America's best trumpeters and a champion of new and difficult trumpet music, Doug just happens to be a trumpeter and composer who's willing to offer Rex the kind of challenge he relishes.  The piece which is written to span the musical culture of six continents, seamlessly weaves a virtuoso tale which finds Richardson everywhere from the Outback of Australia to the smokey clubs of New York City's early big band era and all points between.  The small sample of cuts presented here are merely a tease to the treasures found on this epic album.  To learn more about Rex, visit his site at  VCU is ultra fortunate to have both Rex Richardson and Doug Richards as faculty members. Engineering by Carlos Chafin, assistance by Andrea Stefl (her first trial by fire project at IYE.)