Silvertone Recording Service
Michael McAdam and Jack Irwin
Nestled in the trees in a West Nashville residential neighborhood, Silvertone Recording Service presents a nondescript and unassuming picture from the outside. But to open the big steel door and step into Silvertone’s tracking room is to walk into another world, a place where vintage instruments and microphones sidle up comfortably next to the very latest recording technology, a studio with a digital heart and a distinctly old-school, analog soul.
Silvertone was founded in 1993 by Jack Irwin and Mike McAdam, longtime Nashville compadres and collaborators, veterans of the road, the stage and the studio. Collectively, the pair have worked with the likes of NRBQ, Steve Earle, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bobby Whitlock, David Olney, Billy Joe Royal, Foster & Lloyd, BJ Thomas, Deana Carter and Lee Roy Parnell, to name a few. In building the facility, Irwin and McAdam called on some of their Nashville friends and associates (who just happened to be some of the world’s top studio designers) to help construct a world-class recording environment from the ground up.
With decades of experience at the keyboards and behind the console, Irwin serves as Silvertone’s day-to-day studio manager and producer/engineer, with a focus on “capturing” a pure performance. Guitarist McAdam is on board providing production assistance and stellar instrumental support. Working with some of Nashville’s finest players, Irwin and McAdam have built Silvertone Recording Service into a premier recording facility, distinguished by its A-list clientele and its patented funky vibe.