Housed in what was once St. John's Church built in 1896, the capacious room is now an acoustically gorgeous recording studio.
Originally opened in 1986, the studio takes full advantage of the large wooden structure, providing an ambient and accommodating space for bands, orchestras, and string and horn sections. And it's exactly 100 miles from New York City, so everything you could possibly need is just a short trip away.
Dreamland has played host to artists like:
The B-52s, Joe Jackson, Ron Sexsmith, 10,000 Maniacs, Mayday Parade, The National, Pat Metheny and Herbie Hancock, as well as long-time Woodstock resident Jack DeJohnette, who ranks among the jazz world's greatest drummers.
The Push Stars bassist/keyboard player, Dan McLoughlin, worked as an engineer at Dreamland before joining fellow band members Chris Trapper and Ryan McMillan. Other Woodstock artists, such as The Band, John Hall, NRBQ, John Sebastian and Jules Shear, have been known to frequent the studio also.
Dreamland was closed in 2005 by owner Joel Bluestein. However, in 2008, drummer Jerry Marotta joined Bluestein to resurrect the once-thriving studio, giving way to future artists to produce quality, sound recordings using Dreamland's spacious area.
The studio provides affordable, quality service and offers a revised fee schedule, where all services are "a la carte," allowing management to work within an artists' budget.