Andrew Ratcliffe and Tweed Recording were staples of the north Mississippi music scene for two decades, developing long-term relationships with musicians, whether local or not, that went beyond the microphones and amps. Some had names that ring out nationally and internationally, such as Jars of Clay, Jimbo Mathus, Will Hoge, Pokey LaFarge, American Aquarium, and Cedric Burnside. Others were Oxford favorites hoping to lay down their tracks for an EP or LP.
Athens’s reputation already precedes it. It has long been a go-to place for great music, and it has a scene that is ripe for making the most of Andrew’s experience and expertise in the studio and in the broader community. Tweed Recording may have been born and raised in Oxford and north Mississippi, but Athens and the state of Georgia stands to benefit from its fuller maturation into a school, recording center, and community for the arts.