About The Graveyard

The Graveyard is the private facility of producer and writer Rob Graves, built and designed from the ground up to be one of the top privately owned studios in the Nashville area. Located in heart of the Cool Springs area of Franklin, the studio is just minutes away from all amenities.

The goal was simple: Build a state-of-the-art facility with the most creative and inspiring atmosphere possible. The plan seems to have worked. “First and foremost I wanted artists to feel comfortable in the studio,” says Graves. “It’s amazing how often I hear that from them – people just seem to feel at home here.”

Powered by a Pro Tools HD set-up, the studio is filled with world-class gear and instruments reflecting Graves’ many endorsements, including PRS guitars, Diezel amplifiers, and Taylor Guitars, plus one of the best-sounding upright Yamaha Disclavier pianos in the greater Nashville area. “I knew I wanted the best gear I could get, but it was very important to me to have it all sort of hidden in this really inspiring environment. Of course it’s important for the clients to know that we’re using Apogee converters or maybe an Avalon or Chandler preamp, but just as important is that the artist feels comfortable so I can get the best out of them.”

Finding top of the line gear was only half the battle for Graves. Obscure and custom art adorn the walls and bookshelves of The Graveyard, bringing fresh inspiration to any writing session or recording. “It’s really a seamless blend of the old and the new. I’ve got books and paintings over a century old hanging everywhere, but just around the corner there’s also every gaming system available sitting in front of a big plasma. Every artist is different, and every day for every artist is different. Basically I wanted an environment where clients can be themselves. Whether it’s a singer-songwriter that wants to find a relaxing and moody corner of the studio to write lyrics, or the front man of a metal band that just wants to grab an SM7 and thrash around the tracking room screaming, it’s all here.”

“The studio was meant to be of the highest quality, but almost invisibly so. I want my artists to feel comfortable and inspired by everything around them. That’s when they’ll give me their best, and it’s my job to capture that.”