Andrew Mendelson is the owner and Grammy Nominated Chief Mastering Engineer of Georgetown Masters in Nashville, Tennessee. Following a three-year stint at the highly regarded Telarc Records, Mendelson moved to Nashville to apprentice under Georgetown’s storied co-founder Denny Purcell. Andrew took over as Chief Engineer in 2002 and eventually acquired the company in 2004.
Andrew’s clientele is as diverse as it is impressive. He has mastered dozens of #1, Grammy winning, and gold and platinum projects by artists including: The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Casting Crowns, Ricky Skaggs and Willie Nelson.
Throughout his career, Andrew has been fortunate enough to collaborate with some of the most talented artists, producers and engineers in the world. Over the last decade, Andrew has mastered more hit country albums and songs than any other mastering engineer. He has mastered about half of the top 10 country songs for over 5 consecutive years! Some recent chart and award success for his work include:
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Andrew Darby (known as Darby at Georgetown) moved to Nashville in 2005 where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Engineering Technology from Belmont University. While still attending Belmont, he began his mastering career in 2007 and proceeded to join the Georgetown Masters team in 2014 to work alongside Chief Mastering Engineer Andrew Mendelson.
Coming from a background in both music and electronics, Darby brings his passion and detail oriented nature to the mastering process. Darby has been fortunate to work with many major label and independent artists including Lee Brice, Travis Denning, Hudson Moore and Everette.
Studio Manager and Senior Mastering Assistant Taylor Chadwick joined the Georgetown Masters team in 2017. He is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Music in Sound Recording Technology.
Taylor’s own major label and independent mastering credits include Nick Connors, Kolby Cooper, Basic Printer, Claudia Hoyser, Highline Vocal Jazz, and others, along with Tim Menzies’ GRAMMY-nominated 2019 album, His Name Is Jesus.
A graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in Sound Recording Technology and Vocal Performance, Luke Armentrout joined the Georgetown Masters Team in 2019. As a multi-instrumentalist and student of music for more than 15 years, Luke combines his musical ear and technical knowledge to bring out the full potential of the music he works with.
Luke has extensive experience working with both stereo and immersive audio formats. His immersive mastering credits include Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, and Brian Kelley.
A lifelong musician, Jacob Friga first became interested in audio as an extension of the music-making process. Today, he combines that creative perspective with the technical knowledge to bring each project to the finish line.
A graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in Sound Recording Technology, Jacob moved to Nashville in 2021 to join its rich community of musicians, engineers, and creative people of all kinds. As part of the Georgetown team, Jacob works closely with Chief Engineer Andrew Mendelson, assisting on releases from artists including Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, and The Lumineers.