Blue Rock News
Mar 24, 2017 - 11th Birthday Celebration

During SXSW, Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio celebrated its 11th birthday with 19 artists on 2 stages!  Read more... Read More

Feb 16, 2017 - Three Women and the Truth Songwriting Retreat

Blue Rock Songwriting Retreat, February 2017 Read More

Feb 8, 2017 - February News

Upcoming Shows, Webcasts, & Workshops. Videos On Demand.  Highlight clips.  Who's in the Studio.  More HERE.

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Jan 27, 2017 - Welcome Kurt Kaiser and Kathy Johnson

Welcome composer/producer and great Blue Rock friend Kurt Kaiser and pianist Kathy Johnson. They are working with engineer Patrick Conway and are filling the Garrison and control room with inspired performances. Read More

Jan 10, 2017 - Welcome 2017!

Here's the January newsletter,
We hope the year brings all you desire and the chance for us to connect. What a community! Read More

Dec 2, 2016 - Blue Rock, Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

Chestnuts roasting, hot chocolate with marshmallows, a glowing audio console… whatever makes the holidays warm and wonderful, that's what we wish for you!  
- Billy, Dodee and team Blue Rock

Welcome Amy Speace, Gordy Quist, and Billy Crockett December 8 & 9, streaming live here. Read More

Nov 18, 2016 - Guest Engineer, Andy VanGuilder mixes Modern Mal

Andy VanGuilder, engineer for The Accidentals, and Owner of Halohorn Productions in Michigan, joined us last week to finish a new project called Modern Mal. Andy worked with Blue Rock assistant Sarah Garber, bringing this inspired music to a new sonic level. We were proud to send him home to Michigan with a great product that we cannot wait to hear out in the world.  

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Nov 2, 2016 - Concert Videos On Demand

You've been asking us! Now we make it happen—full length concert movies in pristine audio and video, available when you want to see them. Together with our partners, The Roots Channel and No Depression online, we bring you the cream of our Blue Rock LIVE series, with new shows added all the time.  WATCH HERE

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Oct 16, 2016 - TOSCA STRINGS on new Kit Holmes album

Austin's Tosca String Quartet was in the studio with Patrick Conway tracking for artist-arranger Kit Holmes.  

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Sep 30, 2016 - Rabbit Hole Release!

Announcing the release of Billy Crockett's new album: RABBIT HOLE.  After a 7-year recording hiatus, this producer and director of Blue Rock Studio is back with new songs and a TOUR of classic listening rooms. Details HERE. Rabbit Hole includes 11 new original songs with Billy on acoustic guitars and vocals, bassist Roscoe Beck, percussionist Eric Darken, and electric guitarist Daran DeShazo. It was all recorded here at Blue Rock: Billy's home, office, and creative sanctuary. 

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Sep 28, 2016 - Here comes Ellis!

Next week, Blue Rock will welcome Ellis, heartland singer and four-time guest on A Prairie Home Companion.

There are still seats available for what will be a beautiful night of song and stories. RSVP now!

You can also tune in this Thursday at 7:30 CDT on Concert Window to see our LIVE webcast of the show. Read More

Sep 20, 2016 - Producer/Engineer Jordan Power in the House

Blue Rock is ringing with sweet sounds from the land down under. From the village of Tyalgum, near Brisbane, The Heart Collectors are busy at work on their 3rd album and at the helm is Australia's own Jordan Power. His credits include big names Lady GagaBruce Springsteen, and U2. His career has taken him around the world with projects in New York, film scores in Malaysia, and now Wimberley, Texas. 
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Sep 16, 2016 - The Heart Collectors, Aussies in Tejas

For 12 days we are graced with a beautiful Australian band, The Heart Collectors.  Mates Mobius, Tristan, Kymrie, and Reuben are tracking the new album with engineer/producer Jordan Powers. Read More

Sep 9, 2016 - We're Back!

Blue Rock LIVE is Back with new fall shows and sessions. Freddy & Francine kicked off the season with a powerful and unforgettable performance. Broadcast LIVE on Bianca's (Francine's) birthday, the studio and internet audience sang her into her 30s. Album production begins this week, as well, with a very special band and producer from Austrailia. See our EVENTS page for the schedule of shows and workshops coming soon. Read More

Sep 2, 2016 - Summer Projects: Restored, Renewed, Renovated, and Ready

August was a month of microphone upgrades, stage enhancements, tower renovations, painting, and landscape restoration. Blue Rock is sparkling and we are excited to start the fall with new sessions and concerts. Thanks to House Manager Mimi Conroy, Lodin, Ingrid, Katie and our intrepid Blue Rock team! Read More

Aug 12, 2016 - One Village Music Project

The One Village Music Project is a youth-led music project of the Amala Foundation. Each year, the One Village Music Project unites 30+ youth from around the globe to create music together "to grow as individuals and as leaders in service to humanity." This year, they have chosen Blue Rock to be their place of musical connection and inspiration.  Accomplished songwriter performer and friend Phoebe Hunt brings fearless leadership to the task.  Our own Patrick Conway is engineering, Mimi Conroy is house Mom, and Sarah Garber is providing tech assistance all week. Read More

Aug 5, 2016 - Happy 90th Birthday Rupert Neve!

Happy birthday to you Mr. Rupert Neve! Thank you for the joy and inspiration. We raise a glass and our fondest appreciation to you.  You are a bright light and a good friend to Blue Rock. Read More

Jul 13, 2016 - Patrice Pike brings the soul

What a force of nature! Patrice was recently in the studio putting the final touches on Billy Crockett's new album to be released this fall. Read More

Jul 1, 2016 - Blue Rock's Summer - New Old Gear

There's a new glow in the studio break room, and new sounds in the Garrison! Read More

May 23, 2016 - Blue Rock & Vintage King Audio

From this week's Vintage King Audio feature: "Billy Crockett didn't just set out to create a studio when he opened Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio. He wanted to build an all-encompassing environment that gave artists space to creatively roam free." Read the full press piece HERE! Read More

May 5, 2016 - The Accidentals at Blue Rock

THE ACCIDENTALS are a Michigan band of virtuoso writer-performers. Savannah, Katie, and Michael performed at our Studio 10th Birthday event during SXSW, and returned to record the upcoming EP, Parking Lot. Read More

Apr 15, 2016 - Blue Rock's 10th Birthday Bash!

We're ten! 19 artists, industry, and Blue Rock allies came to help us celebrate during SXSW. Read More

Mar 28, 2016 - Blue Rock Live Session: Future Thieves

Nashville rockers Future Thieves tracked a Sessions LIVE broadcast this week, a studio recording session with multi-cameras in the room, tracked and switched in real time! Read More

Feb 10, 2016 - Producer/Engineer Spotlight: Gordy Quist & Steve Christensen

For TWO WEEKS in January, guest producer Gordy Quist and engineer Steve Christensen tracked two full albums here at Blue Rock! Read More

Jan 21, 2016 - 2016: The Year of Carrie Rodriguez

Carrie is starting off this year strong! She wowed us with her performance last Friday. Check out our video for "Lola" HERE! Read More


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