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Live Event Details
June 2-5 2016

Blue Coast Records at T.H.E. Show Newport June 2-5 2016

Blue Coast Records producer, engineer, Cookie Marenco will be active at The Home Entertainment Show (THE Show) Newport Beach, held at the Hotel Irvine, Thursday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 5th.There will be equipment demos, live performances by many Blue Coast artists, signing events, and much more.

Activities will kick off on Press Day, June 2nd, in the Blue Coast exhibit rooms, 411& 412, from 2-6 PM:


Demos of on-demand DSD streaming, live performances and recordings, artist interviews, Industry guests, new releases, giveaways--and much, much more, June 2nd-5th, at the Hotel Irvine.

Blue Coast Crew will demonstrate the Primeseat DSD streaming on demand system, which was used recently for the historic first US live DSD broadcast of Jenna Mammina and Alex de Grassi.


June 2 Press Day

 Alex de Grassi and Jenna Mammina, will perform live from 4:00-4:30 
Valerie Joyce and Marco de Carvalho will perform live from 5:00-5:30 
Other artists on hand for interviews and signings.

THE Blue Coast Hour will be held in THE Lounge at the Hotel Irvine Pavilion, June 2, 8:30- 9:30 PM.


Featured Blue Coast Artists, in order of performance:
Meghan Andrews and Marco Ferrero
Valerie Joyce and Marco de Carvalho
Jenny Maybee and Nick Phillips
Jenna Mammina and Alex de Grassi

Artists will be available for disc-signings, and CDs will be available from all artists.


The newly released Newport Blue Coast Sampler 1 will be available in MQD 24K Gold CD and DSD 256 Downloads, as well as discs and downloads of artists performing in THE Blue Coast Hour.


Blue Coast Records's photo.

June 3-5 Exhibit Room 411 and 412

During regular show hours, the Blue Coast Crew will be demonstrating new music, gear from Sony, Pyramix, on-demand DSD streaming, answering questions, and featuring appearances by your favorite Blue Coast Artists. Special industry guests to be announced!

After hours recording direct to DSD event is expected on Saturday from 6-8 PM.  Featured artist is Keith Knight, guitar. For more information, contact: Bill Woods


About Blue Coast Records: Founded in 2007 by veteran musician/producer/recordist Cookie Marenco, Blue Coast Records offers recordings of acoustic musicians produced with the proprietary, E.S.E. (Extended Sound Environment) technique, recorded to analog tape or DSD. Blue Coast is at the leading edge of both recording and distribution technologies, now including live DSD streaming.
For questions regarding Blue Coast Records:

About THE Show Newport: Now in its sixth year, The Home Entertainment Show/Newport Beach is the fastest-growing consumer audio show in the US. The 2016 show covers more than 150 exhibit rooms and 300 manufacturers, and runs from June 3rd-5th, 2016. Special Press/Industry day 2-8 PM, Thursday, June 2nd; regular show hours 10 AM-6 PM Friday, June 3rd-Saturday, June 4th; 10 AM- 5 PM, Sunday, June 5th.



Live Event Details
January 26 and 27 2016

Blue Coast Records Presents
Live Concert, Recording and Workshop with
Alex de Grassi and Keith Greeninger

Blue Coast Records begins its 10 year anniversary celebration with a live concert recording of Alex de Grassi and Keith Greeninger.  


The concert marks the first time a live DSD streaming event comes from the USA.  You can hear the full concert streaming in DSD from Feb 1 - March 15 on Primeseat.


Thank you for supporting our concert and workshop!

You can hear the full concert streaming FREE in DSD from Feb 1 - March 14 on Primeseat.

or Buy the Multi-track mixes at

Blue Coast Records begins 2016 celebrating 10 years of Exceptional Acoustic Recordings


January 26, 2016 7pm - 9pm

Fenix Supper Club - Live Concert and Recording to DSD
with Blue Coast Records' Producer Cookie Marenco and Crew

Alex de Grassi, solo guitar
Keith Greeninger, singer/sonwgriter

Tickets $25 in advance
For More information and reservations

Come early for dinner and watching the recording setup.
Stay late to meet the artists and drink a toast to beginning our 10 year anniversary.

The Fenix is located in San Rafael, CA just north of San Francisco.
See below for hotel and activity suggestions.

January 27, 2016 2pm - 6pm

Blue Coast Studios - Mixing and Mastering Workshop

From Concert Venue Sound to your Home. 
With Blue Coast Records' Producer Cookie Marenco, Patrick O'Connor and Special Guests.

A unique opportunity for anyone interested in sound mixing.  We'll use the multi-track DSD recordings made from the Fenix and mix them to 2 tracks of DSD.  Attendees will have hands on experience with the decisions made at the mix stage.  Included in this package is a high resolution download of the final mixes for you to listen to at home.  Every one will be able to move faders on the console, listen for EQ and reverb decisions, hear what compression does to the sound.

Tickets $55 in advance. Limited number of guests.  Reserve early.  Does not require attendance at Fenix show.
For More information and reservations

The studio is located 20 minutes south of San Francisco in Belmont, CA.
Directions to be provided on ticket sale.


"...intricate finger-picking technique with an uncanny gift for melodic invention."  --Billboard

As one of the first artists on Windham Hill, Alex de Grassi established himself as an innovator and virtuoso of acoustic guitar.  His early recordings of original music and arrangements of folk, jazz, and world music have influenced a whole generation of fingerstyle guitar players.  His recordings from 1978 to 1998 are considered classics of the genre.  

Alex’s thirty years of international touring include performances at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center,  Montreux Jazz Festival and numerous guitar festivals.  Alex has been commissioned by Acoustic Guitar Magazine to compose a concerto for steel-string guitar and string orchestra.  He has been a frequent guest teacher at the National Summer Guitar Workshop, the University of Milwaukee, the Interlochen Institute, and the prestigious Berklee School of Music.

Along with his own label, Alex is a distinguished artists on Blue Coast Records with one of the most popular recordings of the last few years.  Blue Coast Special Events are recorded live in the studio without headphones always revealing the best performers.  Along with his acoustic guitar recordings, this Special Event showcases Alex’s harp guitar, an instrument of extreme difficulty and incredible resonance.


”....His husky baritone is an anchor in a turbulent sea of life. With each successive listen, it seems to get richer and more lush." -- Richard Cuccaro,  Acoustic Live in NYC

What Keith Greeninger brings to music is his authenticity.  There are no barriers between Keith, his music and his audience. This bond stems from Keith’s philosophy that music is a gift and a medicine to take part in together.  Along with his skills as a seasoned performer, these things combine make Keith the perfect Blue Coast Artist.

Keith’s masterfully crafted tunes earned him the top songwriting awards at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival, The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Napa Valley Folk Festival. He has toured the USA extensively for over two decades performing at Folk and Americana festivals while appearing on countless national radio shows.

As one of Blue Coast Records first and most loved artists, Keith appears on 2 SACD collections and several Special Events.  His song “Looking for a Home” has been used by dozens of audiophile manufacturers as a test for acoustic sounds.  The high resolution audio division of Sony featured Keith in one of their brochures.  Whether he sings a well known cover song or one of his own, Keith always brings his a unique touch with his dynamic voice.

Suggested Hotels and Sites to See

Close to the Fenix Supper Club
Four Points by Sheraton -- a 5 minute drive to the Fenix Supper Club and recommended by Fenix crew.
Hotels in Sausalito -- a 15 minute drive to the Fenix Supper Club.  If you're looking for  little more luxury, staying in Sausalito can be your answer.  Cavallo Point is a wonderful place if you enjoy remote and unusual park settings.  Located on a historic site that was once Fort Baker and has spectacular views of San Francisco.  Can be tricky to find without a good map.  Casa Madrone is located in Sausalito with walking distance to shops.

Close to the studio and on the Peninsula near the San Francisco Airport
Various Hotels in Belmont, CA all 10 minutes to the studio

The Sofitel Hotel -- 15 minutes to the studio.  If you're looking for the luxury of a large hotel, this may be your answer.  Very close to Oracle software

Points of Interest
Sonoma Winery Map - North of San Francisco

Half Moon Bay - South of San Francisco.
World class golfing, pristine beaches, fishing villages, quaint main streets, redwood trees, Mavericks surf and more.  The peninsula is not just the home of the Silicon Valley.  This is how Blue Coast Records got its name.