VANCE POWELL

PRODUCER | ENGINEER | MIXER

Vance Powell is a six-time Grammy award winning producer, engineer and mixer, whose impressive list of credits includes Chris Stapleton, Elle King, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wolfmother, Seasick Steve, Black Prairie, Tinariwe and Jeff The Brotherhood, among many others.

Biography

Powell has been a long time collaborator of Jack White, working extensively with his groups including The Raconteurs, The White Stripes, and The Dead Weather, as well as many of White’s production jobs such as Wanda Jackson’s “The Party Ain’t Over,” as well as Jack White and Alicia Keys’ production of “Another Way To Die” from the James Bond film Quantum of Solace. In 2009 The Raconeteur’s Consolers of the Lonely won the Grammy for Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) and Vance would receive further nominations for his work with White in 2013 (“Album Of The Year” for Jack White Blunderbuss) and 2014 (“Best Alternative Music Album” and “Best Rock Song” for Jack White Lazaretto).

 

In 2015, Stapleton’s album “Traveller”, engineered and mixed by Powell, won three Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) including “Album of The Year”, and received Grammy nominations for “Album Of The Year”, “Best Country Song” and won “Best Country Album” and “Best Country Solo Performance”, as well as recently becoming an RIAA certified Platinum Album. Powell continues to work closely with Stapleton, both in the studio as well as being frequently tapped to oversee live recordings. Stapleton’s second studio album From A Room: Volume 1 (Mercury/UMG Nashville) debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, and was once again engineered and mixed by Powell.

 

In 2016 he produced and mixed Old 97s’ Graveyard Whistling (ATO) (#1 Americana Album); produced, engineered and mixed Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown’s The Wayside; and mixed albums for Melissa Ethridge (Concord) and Robert Randolph & The Family Band (Sony Masterworks) among others. 2017 saw another Grammy nomination for his engineering work on Beyonce’s Lemonade (Nominated for Album of The Year) while seeing success at Triple A Radio for his mix of The Revivalist’s “Wish I Knew You”, as well as Blind Boys of Alabama’s “Almost Home”.

 

Powell recently won two Grammy awards in 2018 for mixing and engineering Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 1 (Best Country Album), and mixing and engineering various songs on CeCe Winans’ Let Them Fall In Love (‘Best Gospel Album’). He was also nominated for mixing Robert Randolph & The Family Band’s Got Soul (‘Best Contemporary Blues Album’). He currently works out of his private Sputnik Sound studio, located in the Berry Hill area of Nashville.

Selected Discography

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Jesse Dayton

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The Outsider (Blue Elan Records)

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Clutch

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Book of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker Music)
#1 Billboard Hard Rock

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P, E, M

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Stephen Dale Petit

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Soul of A Man (333 Records)

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P, E, M

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Chris Stapleton

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From A Room: Volume 1 & 2 (Mercury/UMG Nashville)

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E, M

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CeCe Winans

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Let Them Fall In Love (Pure Springs)

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E, M

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Third Day

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Revival (Provident/Sony Music)

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M

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Death By Chocolate

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Crooked For You (Deep Dive)

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P, E, M

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Pearl Jam

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Live At Third Man Records (Third Man)

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E, M

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band

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Got Soul (Sony Masterworks)

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M

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Melissa Ethridge

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Memphis Rock And Soul (Stax/Concord)

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M

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Old 97s

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Graveyard Whistling (ATO)

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P, E, M

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Diarrhea Planet

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Turn To Gold (Infinity Cat)

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P, E, M

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

Featured Audio

1. The Raconteurs "Help Us Stranger" (Third Man) | M

3:48

2. Chris Stapleton “Broken Halos” (Mercury Nashville) - E, M

3:01

3. CeCe Winans “Lowly” (Pure Springs) - E, M

5:24

4. Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey (Mercury Nashville) - E, M

4:53

5. Clutch "In Walks Barbarella" (Weathermaker) - P, E, M

3:48

6. Jack White "Sixteen Saltines" (Third Man) - E, M

2:37

7. Old 97s "Good With God" (ATO) - P, E, M

3:56

8. The Dead Weather "Blue Blood Blues" (Warner Bros.) - E, M

3:22

9. The Dead Weather "I Cant Hear You" (Warner Bros.) - E, M

3:35

10. The Revivalists "Wish I Knew You" (Wind-Up) -M

4:43

11. Third Day “Revival” (Provident/Sony Music) - M

3:39

12. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown "Loaded Dice..." (Vervatos/Republic) - P, E, M

3:40

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