No Parking Studio

Dean Jones & No Parking Studio

Dean Jones records and produces his own projects and those of other artists in his homey straw bale studio, NO PARKING STUDIO, in Rosendale New York. Over many years Dean has gained a reputation for his easy going and relaxed recording style, but with an ear for odd sounds, unexpected directions, and lots of experimentation. Dean often develops longstanding relationships with artists who come back year after year, despite having to use an outhouse (or perhaps because of it!).

Dean has been nominated as producer/engineer 4 times for Grammy Awards, and has won once. He also has written for film, TV and theatre (usually of the absurd) and has also worked as a one man band for the Arm of the Sea Theatre (environmental puppet troupe) since 1999. If that’s not enough, since time began, Dean has also been musical director of the Cave Dogs, a hard to describe group of artists working with shadow, video, sculpture and sound.


Selected Discography

2016

Dean Jones – In My Dreams – produced, recorded, mixed, main artist

Billy Kelly – WHELP- produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Frances England – Explorer of the World – co-produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

The Okee Dokee Brothers – Saddle Up – produced, recorded, mixed, vocals and instruments

Red Yarn – Wake Up & Sing – produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Michael and the Rockness Monsters – produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Dre Towey – In a Pickle – produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Karabas Barabas – The Truth about Gordon Bombay – produced, recorded, mixed, keys

2015

Gustafer Yellowgold – Dark Pie Concerns – produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments (Grammy Nominated in Children’s Music Category)

Molly Ledford and Billy Kelly – Trees – produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments (Grammy Nominated in Children’s Music Category)

Red Yarn – Deep Woods Revival – trombone and balafon

Mark Brown – Skin & Bone – produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Rolie Polie Guacamole – Chips & Salsa – produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Vered – Hello My Baby - produced, recorded, instruments and vocals

Breakfast in Fur –Flyaway Garden - engineer

Mike and Ruthy –Bright as You Can - trombone

2014

Dog on Fleas – Buy One Get One Flea – produced, recorded, mixed, composed, piano, vocals, trombone

The Okee Dokee Brothers – Through the Woods – produced, recorded, mixed, vocals and instruments (Grammy Nominated in Children’s Music Category)

Lloyd H. Miller – Glory Glory Hallelujah! - produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke – Animal Tales – produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights – Good Egg - produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

The Whirlygigs – Greetings from Cloud 9 - produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Mark Donato – Trespassing for Beginners - produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Tuelo and Her Cousins – Tuelo and Her Cousins – produced, recorded, mixed, trombone, vocals

J. Mage and the Magi – self-titled- (Tummy Touch) – trombone, percussion

Simone Felice – Strangers (Dualtone) - trombone

Burnell Pines – Burnell Pines - trombone

Gustafer Yellowgold – Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom – trombone

2013

Dean Jones – When the World Was New - produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Frances England – Paths We Have Worn - produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Lloyd Miller – S.S. Brooklyn - produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Charlie Hope – Sing as We Go - produced, recorded, mixed, arranged, vocals, instruments

Rachel Loshak – So Bright - produced, recorded, mixed, arranged, vocals, instruments

Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights – Band Wagon - produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Frances England – Blink of an Eye - produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke – Pleased to Meet You – produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Paul Spring – Home of Song - produced, recorded, mixed, vocals, instruments

Mil’s Trills – Everyone Together Now! – recorded, trombone, keyboards, percussion

Gang of Youths – The Positions (Sacred Bones Records) – trombone

2012

Dog on Fleas – Invisible Friends – produced, recorded, mixed, composed, vocals, guitar, keyboards, trombone

Ratboy Jr. – Champions of the Universe – produced, recorded, mixed, trombone, keyboards, guitar, bass

Elizabeth Mitchell- Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie (Smithsonian) – recorded, arranged, balafon, percussion (CHILDREN’S GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE)

The Okee Dokee Brothers – Can You Canoe – produced, recorded, mixed, vocals and instruments (CHILDREN’S GRAMMY AWARD WINNER)

Recess Monkey - In Tents- produced, trombone, keyboards

Grenadilla – Can’t Wait – produced, engineered, mixed, arranged, instruments- organ, trombone, melodica, guitar, percussion

Various Artists – Science Fair (Spare the Rock)– produced, engineered, mixed

The Rose West – When the Road Darkens – trombone

The Pelican Movement – Living in the Fear of Traffic – trombone

2011

Deedle Deedle Dees –Strange Dees Indeed – produced, engineered, mixed, instruments – trombone, hulusi, autoharp, guitar, keys, flutes, vocals

Story Laurie– Groovin’ in the Garden – produced, engineered, mixed, instruments – trombone, drums, bass, guitar, melodica, keys, vocals

Dog on Fleas – The Bestest of the Best – composed, produced, engineered, mixed, intruments – trombone, guitar, keys, percussion, drums, vocals

The Felice Brothers- Celebration, Florida (Fat Possum Records) – trombone

The Minutes – Marcata (Model Citizen Records) - trombone

Recess Monkey – Flying – trombone

Lunch Money – Original Friend (Squirrel Mechanic Records) – trombone, flutes

Gill Landry – Piety and Desire (Nettwerk) - trombone

Suddenland- Suddenland – trombone

2010

Various Artists – Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti (Spare the Rock Records) Produced, engineered, mixed, instruments- guitar, keys, percussion, flutes, vocals

Grenadilla – Grenadilla - trombone, mix

The Duke and the King – Long Live the Duke and the King - trombone

Titus Andronicus – The Monitor (XL Records) – trombone, piano

2009

Dean Jones – Rock Paper Scissors – composed, produced, recorded, mixed, instruments – trombone, keys, guitar, bass harmonica, percussion, car horns, overtone flute, autoharp, vocals

Felice Brothers- Yonder the Clock (Team Love Records) – trombone

Cleoma’s Ghost – Take Me Back (Little Bird) engineered, trombone

Uncle Rock – Express Your Elf – engineered, mixed, trombone

2008

Frances England – Family Tree - trombone

Dog on Fleas – Beautiful World – composed, produced, engineered, mixed, instruments – trombone, keys, guitar percussion,

Gregory and the Hawk – Moenie and Kitchie (Fat Cat Records) – trombone

Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers (Team Love Records) – trombone

Uncle Rock – The Big Picture – produced, engineered, arranged, mixed, instruments – trombone, keys, guitar, balafon, vocals

2007

Dean Jones – Napper’s Delight – composed, produced, engineered, mixed, arranged, keys, guitar, bass, drums, trombone, balafon, mbira, bird calls, shells, autoharp, vocals

Shane Kirsch – The Fuzzy Flow – trombone, guitar

2006

Dog on Fleas – When I Get Little – composed, produced, engineered, mixed, instruments – trombone, keys, guitar percussion,

2005

Mark Brown – Uncle Buckle - produced, engineered, mixed, instruments –keys, drums, ukulele

2004 Cleoma’s Ghost – Mon Coeur est Avec Toi (Swallow) produced, engineered, mixed

2003 Dog on Fleas – Cranberry Sauce Flotilla – produced, composed, engineered, played

2002 Marc Black/ Funky Sex Gods – Dance Steps Included – produced, engineered, mixed, trombone

2002 Arm of the Sea Theater – Puppet Overtures – composed, produced, engineered, mixed, instruments – trombone, keys, drums, percussion, bass, voices

2001 Varnaline – Songs in a Northern Key (Artemis) – trombone, piano, pump organ

1999 Dog on Fleas – Fairly Good Songs for Fairly Good Kids - composed, produced, recorded, mixed, instruments – trombone, keys, guitar, bass, percussion, car horns, vocals

1998 Varnaline – Sweet Life (Undertow Music) - trombone

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