Welcome to Tresbear Music

Your Dickson recording studio

Hello to everyone. Our Dickson recording studio reopened in June after a brief closure due to the pandemic. We are keeping sessions relatively small, with a limited number of people in the tracking room and the control room. Your friendly engineer will address any concerns you may have with regard to COVID-19, and we sanitize the studio and related equipment between recording sessions. Let’s get back to jamming. I look forward to seeing you soon! – Tony H.

We’re a recording studio

Dickson recording studio Tresbear MusicIf you’re an artist looking for a small, affordable, professional recording studio west of Nashville, consider making an appointment to check out the Tresbear Music recording studio in Dickson, Tennessee. We’ve been helping small local artists record, mix, and master their music for over five years now – and we’ve only just begun!

Explore our website further to find out more about our recording studio, the equipment we use, and much more.

Simple demo special

The simple demo is often used as a scratch track. Scratch tracks can be useful in several ways and for various reasons. A properly recorded scratch track can serve as a demo which you can use later for further work on your project. Scratch tracks are often brought to the recording studio for reference in creating more refined recordings. Leaving a click track in your mix will help prepare you for the studio as well as give you a scratch track for reference in subsequent takes.

Tresbear Music featured song

Featured song

Our newest feature (which began in September 2020) is the Tresbear Music recording studio’s featured song. To be considered for the Tresbear Music recording studio’s featured song, the song must have been recorded locally at the Dickson recording studios of Tresbear Music. We welcome your comments.

Take me to the latest Tresbear Music recording studio’s featured song: The Bear, written by Tyler Conover


Here at Tresbear Music recording studio, we occasionally publish articles on various subjects, usually related to music production, musical influences, equipment used at our recording studio, and other related topics. The articles shown below are the three most recently published articles. We encourage people to not only read the articles but share the links to articles you like, and to comment on the articles as you wish. We really enjoy hearing from our readers, fans, business partners, and well-wishers in general.

To see additional articles, just visit the main articles page here or click the Load More Posts button at the bottom of this section.

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Our most recent articles

People who’ve made Tresbear Music possible

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We would like the thank some of the people who've made Tresbear Music possible. Here's a partial list of the wonderful people that help make Tresbear Music recording studio a great place to create music. Bob Nobles: A bit of everything Brian Kelly: Our first audio engineer Stuart Bonnington: Banjo Gretchen Priest-May: Fiddle Stan Lawrence: Guitar David Boisvert: Horns and [...]

History of the mandolin

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Here we will give a brief history of the mandolin. Where did the mandolin come from? From which ancient instruments did it evolve? In general the evolution of today's mandolin went something like this: Lyre - Lute - Mandola - Mandolina - Mandolin. Mandolins evolved in Italy from the lute family of stringed musical instruments during the seventeenth and eighteenth [...]

Dock Boggs, legendary old-time banjo player

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Dock Boggs (1898–1971) was an influential old-time singer, songwriter, and banjo player and one of the original, legendary hillbillies to record what is now known as old-time music during the 1920s. He was largely forgotten for decades until the 1960s folk revival breathed new life into his career at the twilight of his life. Boggs's dozen recordings from 1927 to [...]

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A few of our partners

Here you’ll find some information about our partners and related events – most notably Pen, Pick, & Play – a weekly, often acoustic impromptu jam session happening on Tuesday nights. Scroll down to read more about Pen, Pick, & Play.

Below, you’ll also receive an introduction to some of our partners, including Yesterday’s Treasures Today (YTT), an antique store and the home of Pen, Pick, & Play; The House of Brews, a craft beer bar and restaurant on S. Main St. in downtown Dickson serving liquor and a full menu; and the House of Vines, the wine cafe with southern gypsy charm – right across the street from the House of Brews.

Pen, Pick & Play

Pen, Pick & Play just might be the most enjoyable and unpredictable live music venue in all of Dickson County!

Pen, Pick & Play happens every Tuesday evening beginning around 6pm and may last three hours or even longer, depending on what’s going on, who shows up, and so on.

Sometimes five people show up, and sometimes more than 20 people come to play and/or enjoy live acoustic music. Our weekly email already includes over 30 music fans. Join us and check it out.

Are you a songwriter? A musician? Bring whatever you’ve got and join us for some great music and good, clean fun!

Yesterday’s Treasures Today

Talk a walk down memory lane…on the corner of Cherry and Main, Atop Hwy 70 bypass..come and get lost in Yesterday’s Treasures Today, featuring over a century’s worth of virtually every type of antique you can think of!

Logo - Yesterday's Treasures Today Marketplace in Dickson, TN
This is the succinct description of Yesterday’s Treasures Today (YTT) on their Facebook page; however, we are not going to focus on their amazingly varied selection of items right now. As it happens, Randy Brian – YTT owner – is one of the more avid music aficionados and connoisseurs in Dickson, Tennessee!

Brian is such a fan of music that his centrally located store property is transformed into a music venue for aspiring local artists on a weekly basis. Music night at Yesterday’s Treasures Today has come to be well-known in the area as Pen, Pick, & Play – a suitable name, indeed. Pen, Pick, & Play happens every Tuesday night at YTT, centrally located in downtown Dickson, Tennessee. You can find out much more about Pen, Pick, & Play elsewhere on this website.

House of Brews / House of Vines

Logo - House of Brews in Dickson TNThe House of Brews is a craft beer bar and restaurant on S. Main St. in downtown Dickson, TN. We also serve liquor and have a full menu. The House of Brews is a non-smoking environment.

Dan and Sharon Smith own House of Brews and House of Vines on Main Street in downtown Dickson, TN as well as the Dickson Athletic Club just off Highway 70 in Dickson. Dan Smith, a special forces veteran, is also a world champion in judo.

Dickson special forces veteran owns bars and a gym. Here are some of his thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic, the shutdown, impacts on restaurants, and the national food supply. Read Dan Smith’s full article in the Tennessean

House of Brews on Facebook

House of Vines on Facebook

House of Vines – Menu on Facebook

Our five (5) most popular articles of all time

We’ve been writing articles on a variety of music recording and related subjects since around 2014, and this is where all of our articles are published. Generally, each article has a featured image, often called a “hero” image because the image essentially represents what the article is about.

It’s always interesting to see which of the articles we’ve written become popular or perform particularly well on Google searches. We usually have no idea which articles come up the most in Google searches and end up being the most popular.

Below are links to our five (5) most popular articles of all time. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting Tresbear Music online. As always, feel free to comment anytime. If you wish to comment on a specific article, you can scroll to the bottom of the article and you’ll see a quick and simple comment area.

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