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CALENDAR

 

 

November

Thursday 11/1/18- 7:00-9:00pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, Champion Brewery, Charlottesville, VA

Friday 11/2/18- 8:00-11:00pm- Faster Than Walking, The Tin Whistle Irish Pub, Charlottesville, VA

Sunday 11/4/18- 1:00-3:00- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Batesville Market, Batesville, VA

Tuesday 11/6/18- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Saturday 11/10/18- 2:30-5:00pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, private party, Ivy, VA

Saturday 11/10/18- 6:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, Starr Hill Tap Room, Crozet, VA

 Tuesday 11/13/18- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Friday 11/16/18- 10:00-1:00am- OVERDOG, Miller’s, Charlottesville, VA

Saturday 11/17/18- Ragged Mountain String Band, private event, Charlottesville, VA

Sunday 11/18/18- Ragged Mountain String Band, private event, Charlottesville, VA

Tuesday 11/20/18- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Tuesday 11/27/18- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

December

Saturday 12/1/18- 9:00pm- The 77'z, IX Art Park, Charlottesville, VA

Friday 12/2/18- 8:00-11:00pm- Faster Than Walking, The Tin Whistle Irish Pub, Charlottesville, VA

Tuesday 12/4/18- - 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Saturday 12/8/18- 6:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, Starr Hill Tap Room, Crozet, VA

Tuesday 12/11/18- - 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Tuesday 12/18/18- - 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Friday 12/21/18- 5:00-8:00pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, Fifth and Federal, Lynchburg, VA

Tuesday 12/25/18- - 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

 

 

 

 

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Chris Leva proudly plays Rockbridge Guitars.

 

ABOVE & BEYOND

Analog Mastering Studio

THE PURELY MUSICAL MASTERING SOLUTION

Treat your artistic achievements to the ideal final step in the audio production process-

audiophile analog mastering will preserve or even embellish the dynamic range, enhance the sonic spectrum  AND contributE a sense of dimensionality and space TO your music.

Chris offers analog mastering services with a signal chain that includes a Manley tube limiter. 

Chris works as an archival and mastering technician at Grammy-winning Long Gone Sound Studio in Faber, VA.

He has worked on dozens of albums including Third Man Records' (Jack White), The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Vol 2, which won a Grammy last May. 

What the clients are saying:

CHRIS KING (Grammy winning producer; mastering technician)

"Chris Leva has ears like a bloodhound has a nose.  In my thirty years of remastering old recordings and recording live groups, I've never encountered a person so keenly aware of the sonic space that creates life in music.  Working with chris has been not only a sheer joy, but an education in how sound works, how music works, how life works."

 

DEVON SPROULE  (singer/songwriter; Tin Angel Records recording artist):

"I loved working with Chris.  He is an excellent communicator with an incredibly sensitive, respectful, and wizardly set of ears and mastering tools.  Highly recommended!"  

 

MAX WAREHAM  (musician, songwriter):

"Chris is a master of his craft and a pleasure to work with. He treated my recordings with the utmost care and attention to nuance.I was very happy with the products- they sounded fantastic, and the mastering made every detail audible, cozy, and cool." 

 

ORION FARUQUE  (recording and mixing engineer, musician, producer)

"Chris Leva's dedication to the getting the right sound makes him great quality control at the end of your project. His clever and never overstated use of processing match well with online streaming, CD or vinyl mastering."

 

WES SWING  (musician, composer, arranger)

"It was such a pleasure to work with Chris and I’m so proud of the final master!"

 

JUSTIN CASON  (Relic Nouveau)

"'WORKING WITH CHRIS WAS AMAZING! HOW HE FIT TOGETHER MY SEEMINGLY VARIED MUSICAL PIECES INTO ONE COHESIVE WORK OF ART I'LL NEVER KNOW. DOWN TO EARTH GUY WITH A GODLY TALENT!"

 

DAVID MATTERS, LIFE LIKE WATER  (musician, singer, songwriter):

“My experience working with Christopher was top notch! His ear is exceptional and his communication is clear. He attended to all the details we wanted in the mastering process and went above and beyond when it came to customer service.”

 

LEE MAY, THE CAN-DO ATTITUDE  (musician, songwriter):

"The album sounds amazing and Chris was the easiest and quickest person I worked with throughout the entire process. I look forward to working with him again."

 

UPCOMING:

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Check out The '77z at

HOOPLA

Music Festival

AT DEVIL'S BACKBONE BREWING COMPANY

Sunday, Sept. 30

  TBA

The '77z are dedicated to playing the more challenging Grateful Dead material and the good-time numbers alike. The 5 members are veterans of the Charlottesville music scene... Darrell Muller and Jay Starling (Love Canon, Keller Williams), Chris Leva (Positive Collective, Ragged Mountain String Band), Craig Dougald (Indecision, Alligator), and Jake Hopping (King Wilkie, Mister Baby), all of which like to have a good time. 

THIS IS GRATEFUL DEAD SONGS DONE RIGHT

 


Positive Collective

AT

Castle Rock Cider Fest

Sept. 1, 2:00-5:00pm

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Cideries sampling & selling, food trucks, Music by Hard Swimmin Fish and Positive Collective, kids' activities, & more!

Participating Cideries- Blue Bee, Albemarle Ciderworks, Big Fish & Courthouse Creek

Food Trucks- Moe's BBQ, Thrill of the Grill, Firefly on the Fly, Blue Ridge Pizza & Good Waffles

OVERDOG at Miller's

Friday, August 17

10:00pm - 1:00am

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*NOW ENROLLING!*

Sign up for Chris Leva's 

GRATEFUL DEAD ENSEMBLE CLASS

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AT

THE FRONT PORCH

Experience the beauty and sense of adventure that is the music of The Grateful Dead.  Intermediate and up – all string instruments, hand percussion, and accordions welcome.  Healthy chord vocabulary helpful due to the rich harmonic content of the Dead’s songs.  We will work on the songs, harmonies, improvisation and counterpoint that make this some of America’s most iconic and loved music.  Please bring a recording device (a phone is fine), paper, pencil, and a tuner to each class. open to teens and adults.

FALL SESSION ENROLLMENT IS OPEN NOW


NEW TUNE!!

ENJOY!

NOTHIN'S TOO EASY

 

 

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Chris Leva is a guitarist, vocalist, song-writer, mastering engineer and producer, with seven full length CD's to his credit. His current bands include: Ragged Mountain String Band (old-time string band), Positive Collective (reggae, world), The '77s (Grateful Dead cover band), Green House (bluegrass, acoustic swing, blues, island),  Guano Boys (Caribbean +), Faster Than Walking (old-time), OVERDOG (GD, classic, reggae, blues). 


Chris works as an archival and mastering technician at Grammy-winning Long Gone Sound Studio in Faber, VA.  

Chris teaches guitar at  Front Porch Music School in Charlottesville, VA.