Highway 9 Records today announced that it has partnered with The Roswell Tap to sponsor and release a compilation mini-album called The Best of Roswell Tap, featuring a group of local artists who have performed at The Roswell Tap’s weekly singer/songwriter night. The selected artists, chosen by a panel including Highway 9 Records’ executive producer Brian Johnson, The Roswell Tap’s Managing Partner Jerome Stuart, and local musician and singer/songwriter organizer Chip Jones, will be invited to record a previously unreleased original song in Alpharetta’s Lucky Dog Studios for inclusion on the mini-album. All project costs will be covered by Highway 9 Records and The Roswell Tap.

Musicians scheduled to appear on the project included Kate and Corey (2013 Texaco Country Showdown Finalist), Americana/alt bluegrass band Poverty Level, rock band Summer Dare (with guest Jimmy Galloway), Highway 9 Records recording artist Beth Ballinger and singer/songwriter Kali Janette. All of the artists have appeared at the Roswell Tap in the past few months and are active in the local Atlanta and north Fulton music scenes.

“We are excited to work with everyone involved with this project,” said Highway 9 Records’ Brian Johnson. “It will be a great chance for some fabulous local musicians to add a professional recording to their catalogs. It will be a great promotion piece for our label and Lucky Dog Studios, as well as The Roswell Tap. It will add some juice to The Tap’s Tuesday night singer/songwriter nights. And, perhaps most exciting of all, it is a signal of the growing strength and vitality of the burgeoning live music scene in the Roswell/Alpharetta area of north Fulton county.”

“We are ‘all in’ for helping local musicians be seen and heard,” The Roswell Tap’s Jerome Stuart added. “We have plans for making The Roswell Tap a destination for great local music, and a place where musicians can practice their craft in a lively, appreciative environment. Our partnership with Brian and the folks at Highway 9 and Lucky Dog on this project is a great example of our support of the local community and will help establish The Tap as a hub for the local music community.”

Recording for the album, now in progress, is scheduled for completion in early April 2013. The Best of Roswell Tap will go on sale at Lucky Dog Studios, The Roswell Tap and various online outlets including iTunes and Google Play in late April 2013.

About Highway 9 Records:
Highway 9 Records is an independent record label focusing on helping emerging artists create and release debut and early phase professional recordings, as well as build initial core audiences. Highway 9 is seeking talented emerging artists in the north metro Atlanta area who are interested in recording and developing their total skill set as professional musicians. Interested parties should contact Brian Johnson at [email protected] or 770-289-2110.

About The Roswell Tap:
Located in a restored 100+ year old home in beautiful historic Roswell, The Roswell Tap was founded in 2010 by Sean McDonough and Michael Rozmajzl along with partner Ron Harvey. They featured a chef-driven pub menu, a full bar and private event catering services. Contact Jerome Stuart or the staff at 770-992-9206 for information or reservations, or visit them online at www.theroswelltap.com

About Lucky Dog Studios:
Alpharetta-based Lucky Dog Studios features Pro Tools 10 with an Apogee Symphony I/O and C|24 control surface in a comfortable and beautifully tuned three room configuration. Great plugin and mic collections, quality house instruments. Joe Kay of Got My Groove Productions (www.gotmygroove.com) is lead engineer at Lucky Dog. Please call 770-753-0322 or visit www.theluckydogstudios.com for rates and availability.