Mitchell Froom is an American producer, keyboard player and composer. He started his career in the eighties as a gifted session musician but really aroused curiosity with his first solo album The Key of Cool. However Froom’s brilliant career as a producer really began when he was acclaimed for his production work on Del Fuego’s LP Boston, Mass in 1985 and the Crowed House’s self-titled album one year later. By the end of the eighties, Froom had strengthen his status of promising producer, thanks to his collaboration with Richard Thompson’s album Daring Adventures among others.
However Mitchell Froom’s unique talent would not totally reveal to eyes of the world before he partnered with the engineer Tchad Blake at the beginning of the nineties. Together, they worked for a decade with many successful artists such as Suzanne Vega, Los Lobos, The Bangles, Elvis Costello, The Corrs, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam and became one of the most influent duos in the music industry. They possess a distinctive sound identity characterized by reverbed vocals, distorted texture and junkyard percussions.
During the 2000’s, Froom carried on working on successful records like Sheryl Crow’s Globe Sessions, Pearl Jam’s Binaural but also managed to produce promising artists like Phantom Planet or Mid Doi Todd.
In October 2014, Mitchell Froom will conduct a MWTM seminar in collaboration with sound engineer Tchad Blake.
Q&A with Mitchell Froom & Tchad Blake