Folk Reels, Started in 1990 by Eric Blakely is the Recording Studio where Eric and numerous other Austin artists, as well as musicians, from all over have come to record their demos and albums.

Started as a studio to record his own music, Eric soon found that other artists needed an affordable place to record their Music. Eric Chose the Name Folk Reels and was in operation for 16 years.

Eric and Betty hard at work at Folk reels.
Eric and Betty Elders hard at work at the original Folk Reels studio.

Eric had to close the studio officially in 2006 when the house in which the studio was built was sold. Eric now works out of his studio outside Paris, France. Hippy XIV is the new name and he is continuing the tradition of Folk Reels by recording other artists as well as his own music there.

Eric and Betty hard at work at Folk reels.
The new studio, Hippy XIV, outside Paris

Here is a partial list of folks who have stepped in front of a microphone at Folk Reels not in any particular order:

  • Marcia Ball
  • Lisa Mednick
  • John Inmon
  • The Austin Lounge Lizards
  • Bob Livingston
  • Erik Hokkanan
  • Mark Viator
  • Guy Forsyth
  • Sarah Elisabeth Campbell
  • Paul Taylor (Australia)
  • The Lovelies
  • Ted Roddy
  • Slaid Cleaves
  • George Bancroft
  • Bill Oliver
  • James Oliver
  • The Laughing Dogs
  • Dave Heath
  • Champ Hood
  • Richard Bowden
  • Marty Frank (Holland)
  • Mark Lemmen (Holland)
  • Pat Mears
  • Dave Spear
  • Mandy Mercier
  • Boomer Norman
  • Emily Kaitz
  • Gary
  • Primich
  • Chris Searls
  • Carl Misage
  • Shawn Mclean
  • Mike Landschoot
  • Tom Pittman
  • Paul Sweeney
  • Paul Pearcy
  • Kevin Smith
  • Lisa Schnider
  • Jim Heald
  • Jubal Clarke
  • Russ Minus
  • and many more...
  • Thanks everyone!!!


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