Kristin Callahan Videos

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Kristin Callahan’s voice has been described as fresh, vibrant, hypnotic and mesmerizing. To capture her unique style, Kristin chose Forge Recording’s Studio A as a backdrop and guitarist Josh Nussbaum as accompanist for four videos. The songs were recorded and mixed by Forge Recording Lead Engineer Ron DiSilvestro.

Kristin is a Baltimore native who has been performing jazz since 2009. She is currently working on two projects. The first is Songs of Peggy, a program consisting of songs Peggy Lee recorded throughout her career and original songs by Lee. The second is Sway with Me, a program of Latin jazz tunes, and highlights songs written by Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Kristin will be performing at the Cultural Center in Havre de Grace, MD on December 17 with the Melting Pot Big Band.  She will also be performing at Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, on March 16, 2018 for Women’s History Month.

I had a great experience with Forge Recording! Everyone was easy to work with and I received my final takes so quickly.
–Kristin Callahan

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The Voice’s Joshua Howard releases “Make You Feel Right”


Joshua Howard worked with Adam Levine on The Voice. Now he’s working with Forge Recording lead engineer Ron DiSilvestro. The first song in this collaboration is entitled Make You Feel Right.

Howard sings and plays guitar on the track. Ron DiSilvestro plays drums and also produced, recorded and mixed the music. The other musicians are Manny Hampton (keys), Josue Santiago (bass), and Josh Nussbaum (guitar).

Joshua competed in the sixth season of NBC’s The Voice. He is not the only Voice contestant to call Forge Recording home. Matthew Schuler (Team Christina Season 5), Nadjah Nicole (Team Blake Season 9) and Gina Costanzo (team Blake Season 10) have all produced major projects at Forge Recording.


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Josh Nussbaum Saves The Day!

Josh Nussbaum

Studio Jams was in a jam. Producer Tom Emmi was ready to film Episode #73 in Studio A at Forge Recording. In place were saxophonist Andrew Neu, bassist Jonathan Smith, pianist Jason Long, drummer Dave Hanlon, and the film crew. But with no guitar player the session was about to be scrapped. Fortunately, guitarist Josh Nussbaum was teaching a songwriting lesson in The Academy at Forge Recording and jumped in to save the day!

Charlie Puth and Josh Nussbaum rehearsing in the Gold Room

Charlie Puth and Josh Nussbaum rehearsing in the Gold Room


Josh is an outstanding guitar player who accompanied Grammy-nominated singer Charlie Puth when he was here rehearsing for an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Josh has played on numerous sessions at Forge, including one for The Voice’s Matthew Schuler.

Below are two videos from Studio Jams Episode #73 featuring Josh Nussbaum. For more on Studio Jams visit


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American Aquarium Performs Live Session in Studio A

American Aquarium, a Raleigh based rootsy rock and roll band, spent some time at Forge to film a live session of two of their most recent songs. “Wichita Falls” and “Family Problems” are part of the group’s 7th album titled “Wolves”.




Josh Nussbaum, a Philadelphia based guitarist and producer, brought American Aquarium to Forge for the newest installment of his FeedLab series. FeedLab was created by Nussbaum and produces quality videos featuring artists performing live in studios.

During their session in Studio A, BJ Barham, lead vocals and rhythm guitar, spoke about going back home to Raleigh, NC. He said there is a level of respect, a sort of “tip of the hat” to the band when they play shows at home. He goes on to talk about the songs he writes. “The Beatles wrote all the happy songs. For me, I write a bunch of really depressing, sad songs.”He believes the sad songs are the one’s people can relate to the most and “Wolves” is certainly filled with soulful, real-life songs.



Along with Barhan, the band is made up of lead guitarist Ryan Johnson, Colin Dimeo also playing lead guitar, Whit Wright on pedal steel and keys, Bill Corbin on bass, and Kevin McClain on drums. The band is on tour at the moment. To check out where they’ll be playing and book tickets, click here.

Forge Recording offers many services, including live sessions at our studio such as the one held for American Aquarium. For more information on live events, click here.


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