Stepping Stone Productions

Bronson Herrmuth and Johnny Drake have produced or coproduced many great Artists over the years. Here are photos of some of them.

Suzy Bogguss comes from Illinois and after 15 years on Capitol Records, Suzy has had a fantastic career. With the voice of an angel she has made many great records and she's known Internationally. She is a platinum selling recording artist with "Hit" record after "Hit" and she has firmly established herself as one of the greatest female vocalists to grace American music and she continues to do so by making better and better records and by writing some great songs. Suzy was later signed to Compadre Records.

Suzy and Bronson met when Suzy toured Mexico with The Ozone Ramblers in 1982 for RCA Records. When she decided to relocate to Nashville in 1984 Suzy contacted Bronson who was working for John Denny and the Denny Music Group as John's assistant and studio manager for Denny's Den, John Denny's studio on Music Row. Bronson and engineer/producer Greg Kane, took Suzy into the studio and recorded her first Nashville sessions on Nov. 29, 1984 and then on Dec. 15, 1984 Johnny Drake and Bronson recorded Suzy at Pete's Place, Johnnys father, Pete Drake's studio.

In 1985 after Suzy actually relocated to Nashville, Bronson helped Suzy assemble her promo package and arranged an audition for Suzy for Dollywood, which Dolly Parton had just purchased and rennovated. Bronson had performed their for the 2 years previous in the stage band when it was still called Silver Dollar City, so he arranged the audition and accompanied Suzy on stage for the audition which was held in Nashville at The Boardwalk Cafe. Suzy got the gig, which was very high profile and then was spotted by Capitol Record executives while performing at Dollywood and was signed to her first recording contract.

She has perfect pitch, is a joy to work with, and is a real pro.

Check out Bronsons February 2011 interview with Suzy Bogguss

Suzy's web site


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