Mindy Smith to Play Blue Rock Studio Concert Series


Submitted by -McGuckin Enter… Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:09 am

Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio welcomes singer-songwriter Mindy Smith to its Texas Room stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, as part of its seventh Blue Rock Studio Concert Series season. Smith will perform in a studio setting before an intimate audience of only 100 people. Offsite fans may share the experience via Blue Rock Live, a pay-per-view webcast in high-definition video and studio-quality audio mixed on Blue Rock’s new Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console. Formatted for large screens, laptops and mobile devices, the real-time concert stream is available for $10. To sign up for the webcast: bluerocktexas.com/liveBlue Rock Studio Concert Series/Blue Rock Live also will host Jesse Winchester and Mac McAnally on May 9, and Grammy-nominated Wimberley native Sarah Jarosz on June 13, with live-stream viewing available for each. (Stream viewers enjoy occasional artist interviews or other related content during set intermissions.) They join a list of performers such as Mary Gauthier, whose latest album, Live at Blue Rock, has earned critical acclaim and just reached No. 8 on the Alternate Route magazine’s Roots 66 Airplay Chart.Nashville resident Smith, whose “torchy-twang” Americana inspired a USA Today critic to proclaim, “Smith’s best songs sound like little miracles,” has earned similar accolades since first gaining buzz as a Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition finalist. Her version of “Jolene” on the 2003 tribute album, Just Because I’m a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton drew praise from Parton herself, and Smith has continued to attract fans since releasing her debut album, One Moment More, on Vanguard Records in 2004. Her self-titled latest album was released in 2012.About Blue Rock LiveBlue Rock Studio’s Blue Rock Live webcasts evolved to accommodate the many Blue Rock Concert Series fans left on long waiting lists for these popular performances, which feature extraordinary artists such as Shawn Colvin, Christopher Cross, Anais Mitchell, Bill Frisell, Jimmy Webb and Chris Smither. With Blue Rock Live webcasts, fans worldwide can experience the acoustically superb, Texas-friendly intimacy of performances at Blue Rock Studio. Multiple high-definition video cameras capture and convey the artistry to offsite fans via live streams viewable on most web-accessible devices. Blue Rock Studio also offers annual webcast subscriptions at $75 for 10 regular-season shows plus special events; fees directly support the artists and Blue Rock Studio programming. (For information about software requirements and optimum connections, visit the Blue Rock Live FAQs page at bluerocktexas.com/live)About Blue Rock StudioBlue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio offers recording artists and producers the best in time-tested analog capabilities, including a new Rupert Neve Designs 5088 mixing console, along with the most advanced digital technologies, in a secluded, natural Texas Hill Country setting near Austin. A destination recording studio crafted in 18th-century style of Texas stone and wood, Blue Rock Studio accommodates solo artists to full orchestras with five cutting rooms, a top-flight engineering and production staff and warm hospitality, delivering a superlative recording experience. For information: bluerocktexas.com