Muddy Shores was founded in 2009 as Backwater Sound, a one-room recording space in the basement of a small Anoka, MN home.  This first rendition of our studio was built as a simple space for exploring a budding love of music.  In 2011 Muddy Shores relocated, and was reinvented as a professionally designed artist’s studio, with comfortable, creative spaces in which to explore songwriting and sound.

Located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, Muddy Shores boasts one of the Twin Cities’ most comfortable, undisturbed environments in which to record.  Muddy Shores has an array of state of the art gear and quality acoustic spaces, but more importantly, a staff that is as passionate about music and sound as the artists who work here.