In May of 1983, producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist Steve Rizzo moved his recording studio from Providence to Sandy Point Stables, setting-up in the former lounge room at the South end of the building. Over the next 40 years, Stable Sound Studio has been a revered resource for the regional and national/international music community.
The Studio is truly one-of-a-kind. The high ceilings, original wood paneling throughout, and barrel-vaulted stone fireplace alcove provide ideal acoustics for recording live musical instruments. The historic, rustic setting, collection of vintage gear, and whimsical music-themed art and memorabilia adorning the walls create an enchanting, “living museum” ambience that inspires creativity and collaboration.
These features, along with Steve Rizzo’s expansive musical and technical talents, have benefited the regional music scene and drawn some of the world’s top musicians and producers – all by word-of-mouth, without any advertising.
• For a sample list of recording artists, musicians, producers, engineers, special projects, and record labels with whom the Studio and Steve Rizzo have worked over the years, click here:
Importantly, the Studio has focused on providing world-class music production services at affordable rates for the many genres and artists which do not have access to mainstream music industry budgets. In particular, the Studio has played a vital role in supporting jazz, blues, folk/traditional, and alternative music on a regional and national/international scale as well as supporting innumerable local/regional aspiring artists across the musical spectrum.
ALERT: Demolition of Sandy Point Stables will destroy this truly unique and valuable resource for the music community:
• The Studio cannot merely be “relocated”: the rare acoustics and ideal setting are irreplaceable.
• The costs to move and operate in another location will force the Studio to permanently close.
• Countless artists – from jazz masters to alternative innovators to local up-and-comers – will lose access to an affordable source of world-class recording/production services.