The Iowa Music 4x10: A Creative Tour of the State's Recording Studios


Hi, friends!

I hope you are well. I'm writing today to tell you about an exciting new project I am planning for April 2018.

It's called the Iowa Music 4x10. Over the course of 10 days in April, I will travel with the DEFT video crew to 10 different studios across the state of Iowa to write and record 10 original songs with 10 Iowa artists. You're invited to join us in studio to witness the recording of each song (more info below).

A short documentary of the journey will highlight some of what the state of Iowa has to offer in musicians, artists, recording studios, landscapes, cities, and people. The documentary and video of each performance will be screened for free on Saturday, June 2nd at the Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, Iowa, then made available online for free public viewing.

Full Schedule:

April 14: Ames - Alexander Recording Kompany w/ AIBU

April 15: Auburn - King of the Tramps Studio w/ King of the Tramps

April 16: Otho - Junior’s Motel w/ Tina Haase & Brandon Findlay

April 17: Dubuque - Dyed In the Wool w/ Medicinal Purposes

April 18: Waterloo - Jealous Dog w/ TWINS

April 19: Solon - Magic Barn Studio w/ David Zollo

April 20: Davenport - Future Appletree Too w/ The Candymakers

April 21: Iowa City - Flat Black Studios w/ Brian Johannesen

April 22: Des Moines - The Establishment Recording w/ Annalibera

April 24: Des Moines - Midday Studios w/ Gloom Balloon

June 2: Des Moines - Documentary Screening at Vaudeville Mews (2:30-4:30PM)



The public is invited to attend the recording sessions for free, though spots are very limited. Please email me at with the date you are interested in attending for more information on time, location, and availability.


Christopher the Conquered’s Iowa Music 4x10:

10 Artists

10 Songs

10 Studios

10 Days


If you're in or around Iowa, I hope you can come out for a date, or at least the screening in June.

I will also be performing in Des Moines twice in advance of the screening:

March 31st at Noce | 7-10PM | Tickets:

April 28th at Vaudeville Mews w/ Gloom Balloon & Pink Neighbor | 5:30-9PM | Tickets at Door | Every ticket comes with a Gloom Balloon or Christopher the Conquered VINYL or CD of your choice.




Support provided by Iowa Arts Council.


P.S. I know this is by no means a comprehensive tour of Iowa's recording studios. These studios were selected by diversity of location and availability. We hope to include a little about some other studios in addition to the ones on the schedule.