Blue Rock News
Jan 18, 2019 - Blue Rock is visited by User-Friendly Killer Robots

Four guys from Michigan visited us this week to escape the cold, enjoy the Texas hill country, and mix two records on our beautiful Rupert Neve console.
User-Friendly Killer Robots proved that Blue Rock can handle the heavy stuff \m/
Excited to see what engineer, Andy VanGuilder brings us next! Read More

Dec 28, 2018 - Looking back at 2018

It's a great cast of humans and projects!  CLICK to see our 2018 highlight images. Read More

Nov 27, 2018 - From the Studio ~ Joy

Reclaiming a simple word this season at Blue Rock -- Wishing you the radical act of JOY.

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Nov 16, 2018 - Kurt Kaiser

Renowned composer and dear friend, Kurt Kaiser, died Monday at 83. His music not only echoes around the studio, but the world over. Kurt, you are a continuing source of love and inspiration.
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Nov 15, 2018 - David Ramirez Highlight

We were moved by last week's captivating concert with David Ramirez, and even more so with this powerful song, "Harder to Lie".

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Oct 25, 2018 - October Session Photo Gallery

What a month it's been here at Blue Rock!
We have had the pleasure to work with many wonderful artists: Erin Ivey, Caryl Parker, Tom Plasschaert, and many more.
Enjoy this photo gallery and check out what we have been up to back in the studio.

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Oct 23, 2018 - Indie Workshop with Ari Herstand

"All the rules have changed."  New music business guru Ari Herstand, renowned for his hard hitting blog, Ari's Take, spent the day with artists and teams unpacking modern (digital) career develpment.  It was an idea explosion for all of us.  Read More

"Thanks for bringing Ari. What a GREAT workshop! ...It’s given me a deeper look into social media marketing far beyond anything I imagined." - RJ
Stay tuned for more workshops on the way. 

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Oct 19, 2018 - The SHOW and WORKSHOP are ON!

Let's do this!  It's raining but Blue Rock is high and dry.  Tonight's show with Ari Herstand and Dawn & Hawkes, and Ari's Workshop tomorrow are on!  If you have reservations, grab an umbrella and get here!  It's sunny inside, and we can't wait to see you.  
ps - Drivers, you'll want to avoid low water crossings near Driftwood.  Thanks, Billy and Dodee Read More

Oct 3, 2018 - Hail Hail Freedonia

Our audience in the studio and online recently witnessed the stellar new Austin band: Freedonia
Here's a clip of rare goodness! Read More

Sep 27, 2018 - Blue Rock Green

Concert season is here again.  We've been away since February creating something new.  So what's new in the New Blue Rock?  Some changes you can see, and there's a lot going on under the surface.  More HERE Read More

Sep 21, 2018 - In the Studio: Indian & The Jones

Bluegrass fusion band, Indian & The Jones did a full 5-day tracking session recently. With engineer/producer Partick Conway at the helm, their debut album is on the way!

Click HERE for a session pics and info about the band.


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Sep 14, 2018 - Pro Audio Event with Dave Malekpour

Recently, we welcomed Dave Malekpour, president of Augspurger Monitors, to Blue Rock.  He and an elite group of audio engineers and producers gathered to talk studio monitoring, room tuning, and speaker design.  Engineer Chris Bell provided the new Augspurger TREO 812s.  It was a night of Texas BBQ, history-making pros, and a beautiful high-end sonic experience.  Check out this IMAGE GALLERY! Read More

Sep 12, 2018 - TODAY ~ Pro Audio Forum ~ LIVE WEBCAST

Special webcast TODAY, the 13th, at 7p CDT -- join us for a pro forum on STUDIO ROOM TUNING and MONITORS featuring Augspurger designer Dave Malekpour.  We'll have the new TREO812 speakers and a room full of engineers and producers doing what we do - geeking out over sound.  

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Sep 7, 2018 - Gearing up for our fall season!

Great tech training night with Roi James Studio
Fabulous team, and fabulous artistry. Thank you to Roi, and team Blue Rock! Read More

Sep 3, 2018 - David Ramirez - RSVP now!

Reservations for our show with David Ramirez on November 8th are LIVE.
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Aug 27, 2018 - Music Biz Bootcamp ~ Still Tickets Left!

This one is for indie artists and musicians key support teams. There are still seats left for our MUSIC BUSINESS BOOTCAMP with Ari Herstand!

Come to Blue Rock for a full-day workshop to reveal:
• how to double merch sales at your shows 
• how to find and collect all your royalties 
• all the necessary components of an artist's 'package.' 
• inspiring examples of how other indie artists are making it work in a real way.


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Aug 20, 2018 - Lazer Lloyd Visits Blue Rock

What a weekend we had with Lazer.Lloyd, making beautiful music out of powerful songs. 
Chris Bell producer/engineer, Matt Hubbard on keys and accordion, Doug Pettibone on lap steel and guitars, Harvey Crowder on bass, and Michael Frost on drums.

See some photos from the session HERE. Read More

Aug 16, 2018 - RSVP now!

We're live for reservations! Dawn & Hawkes and Ari Herstand here, at Blue Rock on October 19, 2018.

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Aug 6, 2018 - Toni Vescoli Session

We recently had the pleasure to welcome Toni Vescoli to the Texas Hill Country for album tracking with producer Roscoe Beck, and some of Austin's finest: Tom Brechtlein, Guzman Joel, David Grissom, and Carrie Rodriguez.

Click HERE for some photos from the session! Read More

Jul 29, 2018 - AUGUST newsletter

The New Blue Rock is shining with New Concerts, Sesions LIVE, Workshops and creative community!  More HERE Read More

Apr 30, 2018 - Concert for Harvey Update

Back in September, we called artist Eric Johnson in the midst of alarming news of hurricane Harvey. We agreed to immediately put together an evening of music and relief. Our Blue Rock community and team rallied together with Convoy of Hope and Mercy Chefs to raise $20,000 for Harvey relief.  Here's an update... Read More

Apr 13, 2018 - Welcoming back Moors & McCumber

This last week, we had the pleasure to have the one of a kind duo, Moors & McCumber, back to track for their upcoming album with engineer, Patrick Conway.

Check out some photos from the busy days here at Blue Rock! Read More

Mar 2, 2018 - Guitar Restoration

We welcomed luthier Jerame Edwards and Thomas Randolph from 31st Street Vintage, New Braunfels, TX, to give our guitars the treatment - cleaning, neck oil, bridge and nut adjustments, truss rod tweaks, fresh strings and intonation adjustments.  See pictures of the progress HERE.

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Feb 26, 2018 - Darrell Scott Highlight

What a show we had this month!
Click HERE to see the highlight clip from our incredible evening with Darrell Scott Read More

Jan 15, 2018 - Chris Smither

Now here's a fine thing: video feature of the great Chris Smither tracking the soon to be released (in March) Call Me Lucky here at Blue Rock.  The record is a career statement of Chris' songwriting and features a powerful group of collaborators: longtime producer and multi instrumentalist David Goodrich, drummer Billy Conway, multi instrumentalist Matt Lorenz, Mike Meadows, and engineer, Keith Gary.  These guys came in with a hope to record ten songs. They left with a double record. The first disk features the original treatments of all ten songs, and the second takes those same songs, but reinterprets them.  That's right, Chris covered his own tunes.  Take a look and listen.  

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