Signature Sounds Recordings

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Signature Sounds Recordings
Founded 1995 (1995)
Founder Jim Olsen, Mark Thayer
Distributor(s) E1 Entertainment (U.S.)
True North Records (Canada)
Continental Record Services (Europe)
Genre Americana, folk
Country of origin U.S.
Location Northampton, Massachusetts
Official website

Signature Sounds Recordings is an independent record label specializing in singer-songwriter, Americana, and modern folk music. Jim Olsen and Mark Thayer founded the label in 1995 to promote the acoustic artists playing in the Northampton, Massachusetts. The label has served as the launching pad for several important singer-songwriters, including Josh Ritter, Erin McKeown, Mary Gauthier, and Lori McKenna. The label's albums are distributed in the U.S. by E1 Entertainment, in Canada by True North Records and throughout the U.K. and Europe by Continental Record Services (CRS).


Thayer established the Signature Sounds Recording Studio in 1982 and created the label with Olsen in 1995. The studio in Pomfret, Connecticut has recorded folk and jazz musicians, including many Signature Sounds recordings.[1] The label's main office moved in 2012 from its original location in Whately, Massachusetts to a more prominent site in downtown Northampton. The new offices include an intimate music venue, called The Parlor Room, in which concerts are held regularly.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ruehl, Kim. "Signature Sounds". Entertainment. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Joy Kills Sorrow to Appear on Prairie Home Companion, Broadway Music World, 2013, retrieved July 21, 2013 
  3. ^ Bialas, Michael (October 7, 2015). "Taking the High Road, Heather Maloney Keeps Making All the Right Turns". The Blog. Huffington Post. Archived from the original on October 15, 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 

External links[edit]