Producer/engineer Tim Austin has shut down his eight-year-old Doobie Shea Records label, which had been based in Boones Mill, Va., near Roanoke. The independent bluegrass label was distributed by Sele

Producer/engineer Tim Austin has shut down his eight-year-old Doobie Shea Records label, which had been based in Boones Mill, Va., near Roanoke. The independent bluegrass label was distributed by Select-O-Hits.

Among the artists who have recorded for Doobie Shea over the years are Marty Raybon, Dan Tyminski, the Lonesome River Band, Mountain Heart and Dale Ann Bradley. None were tied to the label at the time of its closing.

Austin dissolved the label to concentrate on his Doobie Shea Studio, which he plans to relocate from Virginia to Nashville this fall. The recording studio opened in 1988.

In addition, Austin has launched Doobie Shea Productions, which will offer recording, audio editing, production, mastering and other services.

Austin spent 13 years as a member of the Little River Band but left the group to concentrate on his studio and label. Doobie Shea Records' first success was the Grammy-nominated "The Stanley Tradition" album in 1996.