Philip Spiess has worked as a live sound and recording engineer since 2005. He started his career apprenticing under Jim Bienemann and Mike Atherton at Common Ground on the Hill. He has gone on to do audio mixing and engineering for Taylor Swift, The Seldom Scene, Jack White, Jeff Beck, Afghan Whigs, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Sierra Hull, Tony Trischka, Walt Michael and Company, and many more. He was one of 5 salaried house audio engineers for IMP working at the 9:30 Club, Anthem, and Lincoln Theaters. He is now working for Southard Audio touring and mixing regionally in Maryland, DC, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Independently Philip is a freelance audio contractor working most notably for Smithsonian Folk Life, The Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, still for IMP freelance, and for IATSE local 22. He also currently is the main front of house touring engineer for the Dirty Grass Players and the owner and CEO of Sasquatch Sound Solutions LLC.
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