History The Gibson "Reflection" Recording Studio
Did you know The Gibson is the site of the formerly known recording studio, Reflection? Reflection was a widely popular sound studio that provided demos and tapes for award-winning musicians including Whitney Houston, R.E.M, James Brown, Hootie & the Blowfish, Joe Walsh and several others. The studio was also known for recording major releases such as R.E.M.’s “Murmur” and “Reckoning.”
Honoring a Legacy
Reflection's legacy began in Charlotte, North Carolina during the 1970s where it was founded by Wayne Jernigan and Don Dixon. The pair had known each other for more than forty years and decided to open the famous studio after Jernigan left his prestigious position as Ernest Tubb's drummer in Nashville, Tennessee. The studio was originally located near South Boulevard but moved a few years later to Central Ave, where Plaza Midwood meets Elizabeth. Though Reflection's legacy has come to an end, Dixon and Jernigan both believe the moment to close was right and are greatly humbled to have been given the opportunity to record such legendary musicians during their time at Reflection. At the Gibson, it is vital to show respect to the former studio's stomping grounds and honor the legendary artists that recorded there. It is our goal and privilege to pay tribute to this extraordinary and historical space.