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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.

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Brennen Leigh


Lonesome, Wild, & Blue (2002)

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Lisa Briggs

Singer-Songwriter (pop/folk)

Coffee and Gifts (1996)

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Mike & Linda Coates

Acoustic/Light Classical

Winter's Night (1995)

An Early Spring (1996)

Fall in Love (1997)

The Summer Air (1998)

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Ded Walleye


Crankbait (1998)

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Cindy Greywind

Acoustic  Singer-Songwriter

Ordinary Woman (2005)

Native American Themes

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Peter Halverson

Classical Baritone

American Portrait: From the Parlor to the Stage (2004)

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Harris-Coates Duo

Classical Flute & Guitar

Reverie (1997)

Dances in the Madhouse (2000)

The White Peacock (2002)

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Jay Hershberger

Classical Pianist

CD Release: Transfigured Shadows

Selected Solo Piano Works by Franz Liszt - 2006

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Deb Jenkins Band


Freedom (1998)

Down Home Blues (2000)


Jim Langemo

Acoustic  Singer-Songwriter

Welcome to Sadieville (1997)

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Russell Peterson

Classical Saxophone/Composer

American Breath (2001)

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Three Minute Hero


Bingo (1996)

Everyday Ninjas (1998)

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Jessie Veeder

Acoustic Singer-Songwriter

A Place to Belong (2005)

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Margot Wagner

Acoustic Singer-Songwriter

Open Blue Sky (2001)

Firefly (2002)

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Brenda Weiler

Folk/Rock Singer-Songwriter

Trickle Down (1997)

Crazy Happy (1999)

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