Coyote Road Studios, nestled in the picturesque foothills of Santa Barbara, boasts a spacious 24' x 24' room with a stunning 15' vaulted open beam ceiling. A wide array of microphones, top-notch outboard gear, an 88-key weighted keyboard with a large library of sounds, a fully-miked house drum kit, and an impressive collection of guitars, basses, and other instruments stand ready for creative exploration.
Owner Sean McCue, a founding member of the renowned alternative rock band Summercamp, brings his extensive experience and skills to Coyote Road Studios. Summercamp's debut album "Pure Juice" released in 1997, catapulted them to the top of the US alternative charts with their hit single "Drawer," whose music video enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV. Sean's track "Should I Walk Away" also reached no. 1 in Japan. Summercamp's success led them to tour extensively in the United States, Europe, and Japan, sharing the main stage at Fuji Rock Festival with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, and other notable bands, as well as playing Lollapalooza and touring with Tonic, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Third Eye Blind, Failure, and Poster Children, among others.
Over the years, Sean has honed his craft by working with esteemed producers such as Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies), Chris Sheldon (Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Feeder), Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Ween, Red Kross), Luke Ebbin (Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Rival Schools), and Ben Grosse (Danny Elfman, Marilyn Manson, Ben Folds, Sinéad O'Connor, Filter).
In 2018, Sean's talents were showcased as he wrote, performed, produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered 21 original songs for the Baywatch Remastering Project, released in early 2019 in over 200 countries.
Sean's recent accomplishments also include co-producing, recording, mixing, and mastering Karla Bonoff's "Silent Night" album, featuring a duet with Karla and Michael McDonald titled "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," which garnered rave reviews and was rated as a top ten holiday album in the New York Times. Additionally, Sean co-produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered Karla Bonoff's "Carry Me Home" album and joined Karla on tour in 2022 and 2023 as a duet, showcasing his talents on guitar and harmonies.
Among Sean's other notable projects are the Glen Phillips solo album titled "Coyote Sessions" and Alastair Greene's "Dream Train," which was named one of the top 20 albums of 2017 by Downbeat Magazine, as well as Alastair Greene's "Live from the 805."
In January 2023, Sean completed the production, recording, mixing, and mastering of the debut album by an 18-year-old artist from Los Angeles named Emmah, titled "Insult and Injury."