Justin has engineered, mixed, and/or mastered nearly every Elliot Knapp album. Known for his patience and creative judgment, he is an artistically empathetic partner in crime and a generous mentor. Justin worked out of Cloud City Sound for several years before openingThe Hallowed Halls (also in Portland), and his professional discography speaks for itself.
Rohan's a talented audio engineer and drummer who apprenticed at Cloud City Sound under Justin Phelps in 2013 and 2014. Since then, he's been involved in numerous Elliot Knapp projects, including Paraprosdokian and Prismatic, as well as multiple yet-to-be released albums. Rohan operates out of Four Hundred Acres Studio in Melbourne, Australia.
Russ is an absolute demon behind the kit--his ability to interpret, supplement, and enhance ideas that have been developed and exist only within an artist's mind palace and breathe real life into them is a true gift. He currently drums for Trio Subtonic in Portland. Russ plays drums on Cheap Seats, Paraprosdokian, and numerous other unreleased and future recordings.
Chris Howard's fantastic photos all over this site speak for themselves: he is a true visual collaborator adept at representing the adventurous spirit of the music through photography. Chris operates out of San Francisco and shoots great portraits and wedding shots.
Simply put, the best guitar strings around--the round core makes them sound and feel fantastic, they last longer than mass-produced strings, and they tune to pitch at a lower tension, so gauge up and bend away! With recommendations from Ralph McTell and Roy Harper, how could you go wrong?
An artist who doubles as a yoga entrepreneur (or is it the other way around?), Courtney has contributed artwork to numerous projects, from album art to posters, logos, and everything in between. If you're ever in Walla Walla and are desperate for a yoga session...
Drew played in seemingly every band on campus during his time at Whitman College, and continued the trend in Portland before moving to NYC for law school. His skills are amply demonstrated on Cheap Seats. Drew gave up practicing law to join Train, and now he tours the world doing what he loves and does best.
Alicia is a Seattle-based singer/songwriter/instrumentalist and creativity/vocal coach. She performs as a member of her bands Diamondwolf and The Volcano Diary and has authored numerous inspiring pieces on the creative process.
Tyler is a singer/songwriter based in Eugene, OR. He's got a jaw-droppingly prolific discography of work in the Americana vein and is building an equally impressive CV as a producer.
Dave is a member of the classic AmeriCanterbury band The Muffins and continues to produce music under the Manna/Mirage project and contributes to numerous experimental artists' projects today.