Tangled String Studio: Acoustic Instruments, Railroad Car 7
Have you been to Tangled String Studio at Lowe Mill? Danny Davis and son Ben have created a musician’s dream studio where Danny builds beautiful acoustic instruments and Ben plays and records music with great local players. On any given day you can find Danny working meticulously on instruments such as guitars, mandolins, and even kalimbas. Almost every part that goes into an instrument is hand-made, from the carving of the neck, to the planing of the wood, to the intricate cutting of the inlays. Visit Tangled String Studio in Railroad Car 7 to see for yourself, and check out their website! www.tangledstringstudio.com
Tangled String Studio is the collaboration of Danny and Ben Davis, Ryan Wall, and Todd Haller. Our intent is to focus on the complete life cycle of beautiful acoustic energy – a full understanding of all aspects of instrument development, performance, and recording.
Danny Davis has fifteen years of luthier experience, having designed and built high-quality custom guitars and mandolins. Danny has thorough understanding of acoustics and mechanical systems from a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a thirty year career with NASA developing space launch systems. The instruments include unique design, exotic woods, detailed inlay, and exquisite finish treatments. Danny also designs and builds unique jewelry boxes featuring exotic woods such as ebony, rosewood, mahogany, and acacia, with beautiful mother-of-pearl inlay. Danny is a talented musician as well and plays regularly in the folk, bluegrass and Americana band, Tangled String Band.
Ben Davis, Todd Haller and Ryan Wall are all gifted musicians with a combined 35 years of live performance in jazz, rock, and bluegrass bands. They are founding members of Liquid Caravan, a renowned local rock band that is credited with two albums recorded at the Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. Ben, Ryan and Todd are passionate about music composition and performance. They strive to make music creation accessible to everyone. The LC team has a keen ear for high quality music and has developed an organic and functional project studio that is capable of excellent recording and production.