If you're around Breckenridge during the holidays, you can see me playing cello with a quartet at Father Dyer United Methodist Church on December 20th and 24th. I'll be playing with Steve Worrall (piano), Angie Janzen (viola), and Corbin Chambers (violin). We'll be playing all the holiday favorites and spreading good cheer, etc. Address: 310 Wellington Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424 Dates and Times: Sunday, December 20th, 8am Thursday, December 24th, 5:30pm and 7:30pm
I'll be doing a live interview on Krystal 93 (93.9 KYSL) on the 23rd at 6:00pm MST talking about the Breckenridge Authentic Music project and playing a couple of tracks off of the album. Listen here: http://streamdb4web.securenetsystems.net/v5/KYSL
There will be a release party on Saturday, September 12th for the Breckenridge Authentic Music Project, the project which I have been producing for the past few months. The record spans multiple genres from 13 local Breckenridge artists and was recorded and mixed by myself and mastered by David Glasser at Airshow in Boulder. I also played a heap of different instruments to develop the songs in accordance with the songwriters' needs. There's more information about the project, artist photos, and audio samples at the Breckords website. Some other documentation for the event and the record can be found through the links below: Breck AMP Press Release Breck AMP One Sheet
SATURDAY AUGUST 15, 2015 6PM Festival Square 114 E Washington Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424The main performance I'll be doing will be solo set on the Festival Square stage with a whole slew of cello pieces and, by popular demand, some lyrically-gymnastic numbers as well. The show is part of the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA) and an opening set for the band Edison out of Denver. Additionally, I'll also be playing as part of the Trail Mix series of pop-up events taking place around the trails network of Breckenridge. The events combine art, music, hiking and biking along the trails of Breckenridge through free outdoor concerts and environmental installations. There are a bunch of these acts that will be happening throughout the week with a variety of different performers. The two spots where you can find me will be:
Friday August 14th, 2015 4-4:30pm Illinois Creek Trailhead (with Shaun Vrooman on Mandolin)
Saturday August 22nd, 2015 2:30-3pm Moonstone Trailhead (solo cello)For more information on BIFA, visit: http://www.breckcreate.org/explore/intl-festival-of-arts/ To find additional Trail Mix dates and times with other performers, visit: http://www.breckcreate.org/calendar/tag_ids~39/
Come on out and say hi! -Russick
When I am out playing in town, a lot of people take pictures of me. But a little while ago photographer Liam Doran came by to shoot some photos on contract for the new Breckenridge Arts District. At that time, he didn't know how they would be used but they're starting to show up around town and online. I bumped into the CEO of Breck's Cultural Arts who generously complimented on my work and told me that I would probably be seeing more photos of myself used in conjunction with the Arts District as the year progresses. So far, I'm online here and on flyers around town as part of a collage like this one:
This upcoming Tuesday (Aug. 12) I'll be on The Theory Hour from 5-6pm MST on Radio Free Minturn. I'll be bringing the cello and tiple (probably) and talking shop about music. I will also be bringing along some tracks from the upcoming album and other lesser/never-heard recordings. If you're in Eagle County, you can tune in at 107.9FM. If not, there are a handful of ways to listen over the internet or mobile. Media Player (PC or Mac): Click the link of your favorite media player ... iTunes | Windows Media | Real Audio | QuickTime | WinAmp | VLC Media Web Browser (PC or Mac): Click here to use the web browser player from tunein.com. Mobile Devices (No App Required): Click here to stream RFM directly to your iPhone/iPod touch, Android phone or Blackberry. Mobile Devices (With An App): TuneIn Radio (free) or TuneIn Radio Pro ($10) app for your smartphone, tablet, iPad or iPod touch. In the app search box, enter KLNX or Minturn. The Pro app can also record radio programs in real-time or to a schedule. Both apps sync with your favorite stations at tunein.com (see above).
Last night photographer Josh Morton took some great photos of me playing on the corner in Breckenridge. Check out his website at www.joshmortonphotovideo.com. [two_column][fancybox_image image_url="http://russicksmith.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Cello-Josh-Morton-6.jpg" fancybox_url="" width="199" height="300"] [/two_column] [two_column_last][fancybox_image image_url="http://russicksmith.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Cello-Josh-Morton-1.jpg" fancybox_url="" width="199" height="300"] [/two_column_last] [two_column][fancybox_image image_url="http://russicksmith.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Cello-Josh-Morton-2.jpg" fancybox_url="" width="199" height="300"] [/two_column] [two_column_last][fancybox_image image_url="http://russicksmith.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Cello-Josh-Morton-4.jpg" fancybox_url="" width="199" height="300"] [/two_column_last]
Recording of the first thing played together, 100% improvised, never played a note with each other prior to these ones.