Studio in the Country: A musical paradise in Louisiana for artists such as Stevie Wonder and Jimmy Buffett

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BOGALUSA, LA – In Bogalusa, 70 miles north of New Orleans, there’s a recording studio known as Studio in the Country.

Studio in the Country sits on 26 acres of land and in addition to the studio, there’s a house that sits on the property for recording artists to stay.

“You feel like you’re home or at your Grandma’s house, here in the country,” singer Maggie Koerner said.  Koerner recorded her second album at the Studio in the Country.

“There’s something really magical about this studio.  Nice energy here.  Good aura,” she said.

Studio in the Country’s manager and engineer, Ben Mumphrey, always knew there was something special about this place.

While growing up he’d read the liner notes on his favorite records.  One thing stuck out was that many were recorded at this studio.

“The Wild Magnolias, Jimmy Buffett, The Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Louis Prima, Marilyn Manson, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and the list goes on and on,”  Mumphrey said.

Many gold- and platinum-selling records were all recorded here.

Built in 1972 by Bleu Evans and Westlake Audio, this studio still has a classic feel with updated technology.

“I like to try and emphasize the cave-like, castle-like, Playboy mansion feel and look of the studio,”  says Mumphrey.

The studio even has an echo chamber, something recording artists like Maggie Koerner are quite fond of.

“This is the old-fashioned way of putting reverb on things,”  Mumphrey said.

The sounds echo and so does the feeling that this place is unique.

For more information: or you can call 985-735-8224.