DAVE O’DONNELL

PRODUCER | ENGINEER | MIXER

Dave O’Donnell is a Grammy Award winning Producer, Mixer, and Engineer best known for his work with James Taylor, Keith Richards, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Eric Clapton, Keb’ Mo’, Lyle Lovett, Smokey Robinson, and Ray Charles.

Biography

Dave began his career at the world-renowned Power Station working in a wide range of genres. The skill, experience, and dedication he brings to every project has led to long-lasting relationships with many of the artists with whom he has worked.

 

Dave received the Best Jazz Vocal Album Grammy for Kurt Elling’s Dedicated To You, earned three nominations in the Best Engineered Album category (James Taylor’s Before This World, Aaron Neville’s Nature Boy and Deborah Cox’s Destination Moon) and an Album of the Year nomination for John Mayer’s Continuum. He’s also accrued five TEC Awards, and received two Emmy nominations for mixing The Kennedy Center Honors and the 2009 Official Inaugural Celebration.

 

More recently, Dave produced, recorded and mixed James Taylor’s latest release Before This World (Concord), which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, was nominated for two Grammy Awards, and won the TEC Award for Outstanding Record Production/Album. He also engineered and mixed Keith Richards’ critically acclaimed album Crosseyed Heart (Virgin EMI), Bettye LaVette’s album “Things Have Changed” (Verve) which received two 2019 Grammy nominations, mixed American Idol finalist Clark Beckham’s single “Need You”, and mixed and engineered Sheryl Crow’s new album Threads (Big Machine).

Selected Discography

ARTIST

ALBUM

CREDITS

ARTIST

Sheryl Crow

ALBUM

Threads (Big Machine)

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

Bettye LaVette

ALBUM

Things Have Changed (Verve)

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

Keith Richards

ALBUM

Crosseyed Heart (Virgin EMI)

CREDITS

E, M

ARTIST

James Taylor

ALBUM

Before This World (Concord)

CREDITS

P, E, M

ARTIST

Eric Clapton & Keith Richards

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"Key to the Highway" from Crossroads Guitar Festival (Rhino)

CREDITS

M

ARTIST

Smokey Robinson

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"Ain't That Peculiar" from Smokey & Friends (Verve)

CREDITS

co-P, E, M

ARTIST

John Mayer

ALBUM

Continuum (Columbia)

CREDITS

E

ARTIST

Katy Perry

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"Birthday" from Prism (Capitol)

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E

ARTIST

Heart

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"Stairway to Heaven" from Live at Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)

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M

ARTIST

Megan McCormick

ALBUM

Honest Words (Rykodisc)

CREDITS

P, E, M

ARTIST

Kelly Clarkson

ALBUM

"Why Don't You Try" from Stronger (RCA)

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E

ARTIST

Boz Scaggs

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"Rich Woman" from A Fool To Care (429)

CREDITS

M

*Credit Key: P – Producer, E – Engineer, M – Mixer

Featured Audio

1. Bettye LaVette "Things Have Changed" (Verve) - E, M

6:59

2. Boz Scaggs "Rich Woman" from A Fool to Care (429) - M

2:59

3. Clark Beckham "I Need" - M

4:59

4. Heart "Stairway to Heaven" Live At the Kennedy Center Honors (CBS) - M

8:01

5. James Taylor "Today Today Today" (Concord) - P, E, M

3:09

6. James Taylor "Wichita Lineman" (Hear Music) - P, E, M

3:41

7. John Mayer "In Repair" (Columbia/Aware) - E

6:10

8. John Mayer "Waiting On The World To Change" (Columbia/Aware) - E

3:21

9. Katy Perry "Birthday" (Capitol) - E

3:35

10. Keith Richards "Amnesia" (Virgin EMI) - E, M

3:37

11. Megan McCormick "Addiction" (Rykodiscs) - P, E, M

3:25

12. Sheryl Crow "Wouldn't Wanna Be Like You" - M

3:27

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