Ardent Studios to Get Feted in Austin Thursday at SXSW


And yes, there just might be the stray mention of Big Star somewhere in the mix on Thursday.

At this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas, Ardent Studios will officially launch a yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary.First, there will be SXSW panel, titled “Marking Music History: 50 Years of Ardent Studios,” that will take place on Thursday, March 17, at 12:30 to 1:30 at the Austin Convention Center’s Room 12AB.

David Fricke, senior editor and writer for Rolling Stone, will moderate a panel that includes Jimmie Vaughan (Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Vaughan Brothers), Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars, The Black Crowes), Joe Hardy, producer/engineer (ZZ Top, The Replacements, Steve Earle), Jody Stephens (Big Star, Golden Smog, Those Pretty Wrongs), and Adam Hill, producer/engineer (Big Star, Jack White, Klaus Voormann).

Additionally, a showcase is also set for Thursday, March 17 (doors at 7 p.m.), at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul that will feature Ardent Studios recording artists Jimmie Vaughan and friends, Greyhounds, and Low Cut Connie.

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