Check out this profile of Rain Perry and The Shopkeeper, showing Monday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 pm. Should be a fascinating evening for anyone with a curiosity about recording and the music business.
“Her subject Mark Hallman is an Austin legend who’s produced some iconic musicians, amongst his laurels the likes of Carole King, Ani DiFranco and Oasis. While the multi-instrumentalist Hallman plays on most of the records he produces, his real instrument is The Congress House Studio. A modest, relaxed haven tucked away in the forests of Austin, the studio is literally “homey.” But despite having produced over 60 artists, Mark has been put in a tight spot by the fickle state of the music industry. Is it possible to run a small, intimate studio in the age of downloads and Spotify?” Micah van Hove