Ryan Freeland

Biography


4-time Grammy award winning mixer and engineer Ryan Freeland is known for his work with Bonnie Raitt, Ray LaMontagne, Hugh Laurie, Aimee Mann, Joe Henry, Grant-Lee Phillips, Ingrid Michaelson, Loudon Wainwright III, Rodney Crowell, Alana Davis, and Jonatha Brooke. Freeland opened the newest incarnation of his Stampede Origin Studio in Culver City, CA in 2008, featuring a large control room, 15-foot ceiling drum room, two iso booths, two amp closets, and an impressive list of outboard gear.

Freeland recorded and mixed Joe Henry’s critically acclaimed albums Blood From Stars & Civilians, and received a Grammy in the "Best Traditional Blues Recording" category for recording & mixing Ramblin' Jack Elliot's album A Stranger Here (Anti/Epitaph). 2011 brought Ryan two additional Grammy wins: “Best Contemporary Folk Album” for Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise (RCA) and “Best Traditional Folk Album” for Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig (Nonesuch).

In 2016, Freeland recorded Sons of the Velvet Rat's new album Dorado (Fluff and Gravy), Aimee Mann's March 2017 release Mental Illness (SuperEgo), Rose Cousins' new album Natural Conclusions (Old Farm Pony), and forthcoming albums from Joe Henry and Lizz Wright.

Currently, Freeland is working on new material for Joan Baez, Michel Polnareff, The Barr Brothers, and Guy Pearce.

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Selected Discography


ARTIST ALBUM CREDIT
Chely Wright I Am The Rain (Painted Desert Music) E, M
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry Shine A Light - Field Recordings (Cooking Vinyl) E, M
Bonnie Raitt Dig In Deep (Redwing) E, M
Justin Townes Earle Absent Fathers (Vagrant) M
Ray LaMontagne God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise (RCA) E, M
The Barr Brothers Sleeping Operator (Secret City) E, M
Hayes Carll Lovers and Leavers (Hwy 87) E, M
Allen Toussaint America Tunes (Nonesuch) E, M
Birds of Chicago Real Midnight (Five Head Entertainment) E, M
Wynona and The Big Noise Wynona and The Big Noise (Curb) E, M
Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig (Nonesuch) E, M
Joe Henry Blood From Stars (Anti/Epitaph) E, M
Ramblin' Jack Elliot A Stranger Here (Anti/Epitaph) E, M
Aimee Mann The Forgotten Arm (SuperEgo) E, M
Hugh Laurie Didn't It Rain (Warner Bros) E, M
Betty LaVette Worthy (Cherry Red) E, M
The Milk Carton Kids The Ash and Clay (Anti/Epitaph) E, M
 
E- Engineer M- Mixer
 

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