Guest House Studios

Bringing Your Art to Life
Tony Buenger - Owner/President:  Tony originally hung his hat in Baltimore, Maryland. He is recently retired from the USAF and has settled down in Eclectic, Alabama. Tony’s interest in music began when his parents bought him his first guitar at the age of nine. He hasn't put the guitar down since. Since the Air Froce would move Tony every few years during his 22-year career, he gained a wide variety of experience in many different bands across the country.  He’s played in rock bands, variety bands, corporate bands, disco bands, and swing bands just to name a few. 
In 1994, Tony started with a small, modest home studio hunkered away in a spare bedroom. It was a small Fostex 4-track recorder using Cakewalk 3.0, with a few Shure microphones and synthesizer. Simple, but effective enough to compose and write simple instrumental songs. He upgraded the home studio as technology improved and his wallet allowed.  He eventually designed and built the current studio facilities in Eclectic, Alabama in 2007.

Jake Caldwell - Drums, Guitar:   Jake lives in both Nashville. He was fortunate enough to meet some wonderful people who helped him realize what a great opportunity he had in Nashville. At age 21, he landed a job as the drummer for Lee Roy Parnell and the HotLinks where he was able to tour the world and play for large audiences in support of Lee Roy's "Tell The Truth" album. After a couple of years of priceless experience, he auditioned for a slot in Phil Vassar's road band and was hired for Phil Vassar's tour during 2005-2007. In 2013 he went back on tour with Phil Vassar and remains on tour with Phil to this day.

Tim Crouch - Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Djembe, Guitar, Standup Bass:  Tim is a fiddler, mandolin and guitar player from Strawberry Arkansas, but hangs his hat mostly in Nashville. Tim has performed and or recorded with such artists as George Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell, Andy Williams, Marty Stuart, Oak Ridge boys, Charley Pride, Dierks Bentley, Jerry Reed, Tommy Shaw of "STYX", Mare Winningham, Mike Snider, Grand Ole Opry Staff Band, Jonathon Edwards, along with others. He has performed on television shows such as The David Letterman show, The Conan O'Brien show, CBS Early Morning show, Grand Ole Opry Live, Austin City Limits, Hee Haw, Country Music Awards Show, History of the Grand Ole Opry, Christian Country Music Awards Show, Classic Country, Inspirational Music Awards Show, and others.

John Heinrich - Pedal Steel, Saxophone:  John is a staple in Nashville, He has worked at the World Famous Stockyard/Bullpen Lounge playing the Steel Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Dobro, and contributing vocalist from April of 86 till November of 95. While John was at the Stockyard many artists came by to sit in with the band, those included Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beach Boys, Reba McEntire, The Everly Brothers, Lorrie Morgan, The Kentucky Headhunters, Rick Astley, Steppenwolf's John Kay, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, and many others. In 1991 John to played sax with "Hank Williams Jr." on his "Lone Wolf Tour." In 1999, John recorded saxophone at the famous "Fame Studio's," in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with "Wayne Jackson," the Trumpet/leader of the "Memphis Horns," on a session for the famous country group "ALABAMA," with producer "Rick Hall".

Tony McCarty - Drums, Percussion, Cajone, Djembre:  Tony has shared a stage with many regional and national acts, such as, Alan Sloan violinist with the Dixie Dregs, Brad Gillis of Night Ranger, Zakk Wylde of the Ozzy Osbourne Band, Johny Moses of Final Aproach. Toured the southeast U.S. with The Guess Who, Great White, Drivin & Cryin, Widespread Panic & many more. He is currently the drummer with Dr Feelgood and Jilla's Web as well as the house drummer with Guest House Studios.

Jilla Webb - Vocal Coach:  Jilla is an invaluable asset to the studio.  Jilla has vast experiences on stage in every type of venue.  She can provide vocal coaching for recording artists before they hit the studio or even when they're in the studio.  Jilla has a unique ability to guide someone up to a  professional level.