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). The late Allen Toussaint’s album “American Tunes” (Nonesuch), mixed and engineered by Freeland, was voted the #1 album “Beyond Category” in the Downbeat International Critics Poll 2017.
Recently 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 a forthcoming album from Joe Henry.
Freeland is currently working on new material for Joan Baez, Michel Polnareff, The Barr Brothers, and Guy Pearce. He recently finished mixing and engineering jazz and gospel singer Lizz Wright's sixth studio album Grace, out September 15th via Concord Records.
Freeland works from his custom-built two story studio “Stampede Origin Studio” in Culver City, CA.
|Lizz Wright||Grace (Concord)||E, M|
|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||American 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|