Wimberley, TX (February 20, 2007)–Next month, Blue Rock Studios will have been open for business for one year. In its first year, the “artist’s ranch and studio” located in the hills near Austin, has hosted some impressive sessions, including heartland gospel recordings, Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons), and most recently, the Texas dance music of The Lucky Tomblin Band.
Composer/producer, Kurt Kaiser, Christopher Adkins (principal cellist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra), and Stephen Nielsen (renowned pianist) brought the heartland gospel album, Hymns, to Blue Rock. The album was tracked and mixed at Blue Rock by chief engineer, Keith Gary, and released in June.
In September, Antony Hegarty came to Blue Rock for eight days of writing and recording new songs for his sophomore self-produced album, with Gary engineering.
And, every month, Blue Rock presents songwriter/artists in the Texas Room in front of a live audience. These sessions, part of the Blue Rock Studio Concert Series, have included performances by David Wilcox, Eliza Gilkyson and band, and Austin’s own Jimmy LaFave band. Each event is recorded in multitrack audio and shot with a multi-camera HD video array. Coming to Blue Rock next in the series are Peter Case, Jon Dee Graham, Ellis Paul, and Patty Larkin.
Gary is now tracking a new album with The Lucky Tomblin Band at Blue Rock Studios with producer, Casper Rawls. Comprised of seven legendary musicians (Earl Pooleball, Sarah Brown, Redd Volkaert, John Reed, Jon Hahn, Bobby Arnold, and Lucky Tomblin), this band has previously been tracking and touring with Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and other giants. This project’s vintage Texas dance music is being recorded with all seven musicians simultaneously, live in the studio. Blue Rock is designed for this approach with its large live rooms, 100 mic lines, and video links.
Blue Rock is also currently hosting a project with Rupert Neve Designs, Inc., involving live tracking, video, and mixing of elite Texas music artists, to produce a promotional DVD to be distributed worldwide featuring the new RND Portico line of analog audio modules.
Blue Rock Studios