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These four cabins have become historic recording studios

It just so happens that some of the world’s greatest music has been recorded in cabins. These spaces offer calm and focus, and the cabin has a long connection with folk and country music. Johnny Cash recorded most of his later music in his own cabin studio, creating his working-class tunes in a home that he built himself. Likewise, Bon Iver’s haunting debut album For Emma, Forever Ago was written and recorded in a Wisconsin cabin, and the solitude and melancholy of that place comes through in his songs.

Above are a few cabin recording studios where musicians are still creating great music. These spots give them a place to hunker down and focus on their craft, recording albums that the rest of us can listen to at our own retreats, where the music feels oddly at home.