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ExSRT member Izzy has taken initiative to create a facebook event for a catch up. It has been a long time since we've had an official ExSRT event...

It's 7:30 this Thursday on Rainey St. in Austin. I figured I could let everyone on this list know of it. I hope to see everyone there.

the facebook event is here and open to invites.

Meet up, catch up, and drink up!

Since 1995, engineer Steve Chadie has been working on Willie Nelson’s (and other) projects at Pedernales Studio, 30 miles outside of Austin. Nelson’s latest, Let’s Face the Music and Dance, is a sweet, fresh interpretation of traditional pop songs, including “Walking My Baby Back Home,” “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” and of course the romantic title track, written by Irving Berlin and introduced by Fred Astaire in 1936.

“He loves to play these classic old-time tunes,” Chadie says of the material, which is mostly played in a spare, folk-leaning jazz style—warm and beautiful, with Nelson’s voice up front.

Chadie captures Nelson’s sessions in largely the same fashion he’s used for almost two decades: “They’re all primarily in the same room, except Bobbie [Nelson, Willie’s sister] is in the piano room. Willie is in the room with Mickey [Raphael, harmonica] and Kevin, the upright bass player, so I baffle them off and try not to worry too much about leakage. Things sound too sterile to me when they’re completely isolated and in-your-face anyway, so, I try to get a little space [between instruments and mics]. With the piano especially, I like to move the mics back and get a natural sound. You don’t listen to a piano with your ear up against the strings.”

Job 2014-38
College of Fine Arts and Communication

Department of Theatre and Dance

Position: Lecturer &“ Sound Design
Job Posting #: 2014-38
Review Date: October 15, 2013 - Open until filled
Appointment Date: Spring 2014 or Fall 2014


Read the original article here. Written by Blair Jackson.

When Los Lonely Boys, a trio of very musical brothers, exploded out of the small city of San Angelo, Texas, in 2004 with the hit single “Heaven” from their eponymous debut album, many wondered, “What can they do for an encore?” After all, rare is the band that hits the jackpot first time out: “Heaven” rocketed to Number One on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, made the Top 20 on the pop charts and won a Grammy; the album sold more than 2 million copies. The appealing and versatile Garza brothers—guitarist Henry, bassist Jojo and drummer Ringo, all in their mid-20s when the album hit—turned up everywhere, it seems, for the next couple of years, including TV awards shows and on other people’s albums (such as Santana’s All That I Am and the Amnesty International John Lennon tribute album, Instant Karma).

On Saturday April 24, 2010, we are planning to hold our Spring meeting at David Gratz's house. Check your inbox, you should have an email with more information. Please contact David Gratz if you need to be added to the distribution.

On Tuesday August 25, 2009, we held our Fall meeting at Fire Station Studios in San Marcos, TX. Meeting minutes are available by email. Please contact David Gratz for more information.

On Saturday March 21, 2009, we held our second meeting at Tequilla Mockingbird Studios in Austin, TX. Meeting minutes are available by email. Please contact David Gratz for more information.