Our clients...

Since the very beginning in 1995, we have focused solely on music CD projects for our clients - we don't do jingles, voiceover work or commercials, just music.

Totaling up the Barking Dog Records label projects, Raptor Studio clients and postproduction work for major institutions including the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, Concordia College and North Dakota State University music departments, we have produced more than 100 CDs for artists throughout the Upper Midwest. Under the expertise of producer/engineer Mike Coates, artists from rock, blues and country to classical, folk and jazz have released commercially successful and musically outstanding projects.

National press and music reviews have praised the outstanding production quality of our recordings, including Gramophone (Russell Peterson), Audiophile Audition (Harris-Coates Duo), My Texas Music (Brennen Leigh) Dirty Linen (Brenda Weiler) and Alternative Press (3 Minute Hero).


Barking Dog Records label artists:
Jessie Veeder, Peter Halverson, Jay Hershberger, Harris-Coates Duo, Deb Jenkins Band,
Cindy Greywind, Margot Wagner, Brennen Leigh, Russell Peterson, Ded Walleye, Brenda Weiler,
3 Minute Hero, Mike & Linda Coates, Lisa Briggs

Raptor Studios Clients - full-length CD projects
Concordia College, NDSU, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, F-M Area Youth Symphony, Lucy Thrasher, Julie Joyce, Sarah Morrau, Susan Ekberg, Aflame, Brookdale, SkyBlues Band, Obsidian, Mandy Brakel, Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet, Valhalla, Mata Hari, Hard Bop Saxophone Quartet, Escaping Jacob, and more

Raptor Studios Clients - demos & short CD projects
Raven Darkcloud, Russ Peterson, Becky Gulsvig, Terry Lausch, John Pederson and more...

Raptor Studios Clients
We have recorded virtually all genres of music -- follow the links
to the home pages of the artists who have recorded here:

 Deb Jenkins Band (2)
3 Minute Hero (2)
Obsidian (2)
Aflame (2)
Julie Joyce
Hot Huapaya

The Midas Touch

Ded Walleye
Sky Blues Band
Mata Hari
Soul Doubt
Silicon Monkey
Escaping Jacob
Jay Walters Band
Zen Mothers
Jim Langemo
Red Nation - powwow group
Trinity Lutheran Church w/ Jay Beech


 Jessie Veeder
Margot Wagner (2)

Brennen Leigh
Brenda Weiler (2)
Sarah Morrau (2)
Lisa Briggs
Cindy Greywind

Raven Darkcloud
Dan Wagner

Mandy Brakel (Christian)
Aldo (2) (instrumental)
Pat Ahlschlager (Christian)
Mary Hanninen (Christian)
The Wagners (Christian)
Terry Lausch (demo)
Becky Gulsvig (demo)
Casey Lankow (demo)
Shane Lamb (demo)
Chris DeSherlia (demo)


 Harris-Coates Duo (3 - classical flute/guitar)
Peter Halverson (classical baritone)
Lucy Thrasher (classical soprano)
Russell Peterson (classical saxophone)
Fargo-Moorhead Symphony (2 CD releases and 60+broadcast concerts)
Fargo-Moorhead Area Youth Symphony (double CD)
Skylark Opera Company (operetta CD featuring Norah Long and Peter Halverson)
Concordia Percussion Ensemble (2 - released on Concordia Recordings)
Concordia Music Department sampler
Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet (released on Albany Classical)
Hard-Bop Saxophone Quartet (released on Sea Breeze Jazz)
Dr. Neil Mueller (NDSU faculty - classical trumpet)
Dr. Matthew Patnode (NDSU faculty - classical saxophone)
Dr. Elizabeth Rheude (UND faculty - clarinet)
Ciara Nichole (flute)
Liz Lyngstad (3) (flute - recital post-production)
Elise Midelfort (piano)
University of 7 Rays (3) (choral)
Mike & Linda Coates (4)

John Pederson (jazz trumpet)
Susan Ekberg (2) (spoken word/music meditation)
Ann Dolence (spoken word/song)
Trinity Lutheran Church w/ Jay Beech
Cass County Jail (inmate handbook)
Chris Coste ("Catching the Dream" audiobook)