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CALENDAR

 

SEPTEMBER

Monday 9/2/19- 11:00-3:00pm- Livity, Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, VA

Tuesday 9/3/19- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Saturday 9/7/19- 1:00pm- Positive Collective @ Love Fest, The IX Park, Charlottesville, VA

Tuesday 9/10/19- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Friday 9/13/19- 4:30-6:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, Free Union Country School, Free Union, VA

Saturday 9/14/19- 5:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, Starr Hill Tap Room, Crozet, VA

Friday 9/17/19- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, Champion Brewery, Charlottesville, VA

Thursday 9/19/19- 7:00-9:30pm- Reggaelicious, The Shebeen, Charlottesville, VA

Friday 9/20/19- 5:00pm- Greenhouse, Artists in Cahoots Block Party, Washington St., Lexington, VA

Saturday 9/21/19- Ragged Mountain String Band, Hardywood Bluegrass Festival, Hardywood Brewery, Richmond, VA

Sunday 9/22/19- 1:00-3:00pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, Peloton Station, Charlottesville, VA

Tuesday 9/24/19- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Saturday 9/28/19- 5:oopm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The IX Park, Charlottesville, VA

Saturday 9/28/19- 7:00pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Batesville Store, Batesville, VA

OCTOBER

Tuesday 10/1/19- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Friday 10/4/2019- 8:00-11:00pm- Faster Than Walking, The Tin Whistle Irish Pub, Charlottesville, VA

Saturday 10/5/19- 12:00-6:00pm- Greenhouse, Harvest Festival, Rockbridge Vineyard, Raphine, VA

Tuesday 10/8/19- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Saturday 10/12/19- 1:00-6:00pm- Positive Collective and The ‘77z, private party, Faber, VA

Tuesday 10/15/19- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Thursday 10/17/19- 7:00-10:00pm- Oversteppers, The Shebeen, Charlottesville, VA

Friday 10/19/19- 6:00-9:00pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, private party, Nelson County, VA

Tuesday 10/22/19- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Saturday 10/26/19- 5:00-8:00pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, Chisholm Vineyard, Earlysville, VA

Tuesday 10/29/19- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

November

Friday 11/1/2019- 8:00-11:00pm- Faster Than Walking, The Tin Whistle Irish Pub, Charlottesville, VA

Tuesday 11/5/19- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Friday 11/8/19- 8:00-11:00pm- Positive Collective, The IX Park, Charlottesville, VA

Tuesday 11/12/19- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Sunday 11/17/19- 1:00-3:00pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, Peloton Station, Charlottesville, VA

Tuesday 11/19/19- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Thursday 11/21/19- 7:00-10:00pm- Oversteppers, The Shebeen, Charlottesville, VA

Tuesday 11/26/19- 6:30-9:30pm- Ragged Mountain String Band, The Whisky Jar, Charlottesville. VA

Saturday 11/30/19 - Ragged Mountain String Band, wedding at the Clifton Inn, Keswick 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:

- Burr Brown D/a

-charter oak & elysia eq’s

-solid state logic fusion

-manley compressor/ Limiter

-apogee a/d

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."

 JOHN DOUGLAS, WHO SHOT JOHN?

Chris was affable and easily able to answer any of my questions and concerns in our very first conversation. Through the very affordable process, Chris kept a continuous line of communication running with our group about the scheduling and expectations of the project's completion, so that there was no grey area whatsoever concerning the time line of our record's next step. Chris truly handled our project like it was his own, taking great care to have his work only improve our sound, and the results were phenomenal. We could not be happier with the warmth that Chris' anolog mastering process lent to our tunes and it was just a great pleasure to work with him. We would highly recommend anyone to Chris for music mastering--we will most certainly be using his services again!"

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:



POSITIVE COLLECTIVE at The IX PARK!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8

8:00 - 11:00pm

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*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.



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.