BARKING DOG RECORDS
Raptor Studios (a recording facility) and Barking Dog Records (a recording label) was a family business built and based out of our home in south Fargo ND from 1995 - 2011. I was the recording engineer. My third wife, Linda Boyd, was essentially the business manager. Knowing I would work extremely long hours, the plan was to create a first rate, yet client-affordable facility at home so that I could be part of our children’s lives as they grew up.
Barking Dog Records Artists were musicians that we identified as very special artists (in a vast array of musical styles) whom we attempted to support with financial assistance, promotion, performances, reviews, and even airplay. Some were very successful with multiple re-pressings—some . . . not so much!! Classical music was always a key priority in the BDR output.
My personal favorites are starred. There is still product available for most of these projects.