Hollywood is synonymous with making movies. But in a nondescript building on Sunset Boulevard, you'll find the venerable Ocean Way Recording. From this hallowed studio, a large chunk of the soundtrack of America was created.
The list of artists who have worked within the walls of Ocean Way reads like a musical who's who. Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack recorded here. Miles Davis created jazz here. Ray Charles belted out the blues here. Eric Clapton jammed with B.B. King here. The Mamas & the Papas polished their sound here. Tom Petty created hits here. The Rolling Stones, R.E.M. and U2 all rocked the place to the foundation. Ocean Way practically echoes with the sound of great artists making timeless music.
Which brings us to Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter LP. She's been partly inspired by the mind-boggling range of legends who have shaken the walls of Ocean Way Recording. You can hear a whisper of Sinatra in her style, and she cites Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell and Jim Morrison as key influences. You can hear this intriguing blend of pop, rock, old-school-style singing in her cover of Roy Orbison's "It's Over" and her debut EP, "Into the Wild | Live at EastWest Studios," available everywhere.
LP's instrument of choice is a Martin 2 Concert Uke.