Welcome to The Love Shack

A Brief History

Back in 1983 in Portland Maine, musician/producer David Karl Roberts started recording with a portable 4 track , as a way to make recording more affordable and to produce local talent who were looking for quality demos of their work.

As digital technology became more available, Moonbeam Productions and The Love Shack evolved into an 8 track digital studio and is now a full range digital multi-track studio, that uses various hardware and software solutions.

At The Love Shack our focus is on singer/songwriters, but we’ve recorded countless bands over the years too.

For you Portland Music History buffs: DKR cut his teeth in the music biz by playing weekly gigs at the legendary Geno’s on Brown Street, with Psychedelic Folk Rock Alt-Country group The Legendary Crazy Moonbeam with its evolving cast of characters, and later morphed the band into both Love Cactus and The Killer Greens who toured relentlessly throughout New England and the East Coast at clubs, colleges, and festivals.

Portland and Love Shack’s DKR also worked in instrument sales at renown local musical instrument store Buckdancer’s Choice for 15 years while collecting the gear which makes this all possible. Guitars, amps, keyboards, orchestral instruments, percussion… musical instruments and tech gear are an addiction.

The Portland performance venueTree Cafe, used DKR as a media and promotions coordinator, working with national and regional acts. where he developed a skill of booking gigs and also toured constantly as a singer/songwriter as a solo artist and with his bands. He also brought some of the first outdoor shows to The Maine State Pier as part of a free weekend summer music series by partnering with Raoul’s Roadside Attraction founder Russell Turner and Joe DeGeorge and cultivated local talent whenever and wherever possible.

Today, he focuses on songwriting and spends his days focused on studio time and even still does a few live performance showcases once in awhile – maybe sometime near you?

Love Shack Records

Over the years, recordings and releases have occurred under various project and band names, so we finally thought, just stick with a name already….Love Shack Records

Love Shack is looking to assist local talent in their sonic development.

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