Gov't Mule, Roger Waters, The Black Crowes, Shawn Colvin, John Mellencamp, R.E.M. and Jewel are some of the artists this Multiple Grammy-winning producer/engineer/mixer has had the joy of working with over his two-plus decades in the recording studio.
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Keb' Mo' 'Blues Americana'
Ross mixed this album, which earned him a Grammy Nomination for "Best Engineered Album." The album also received Grammy Nominations for "Best Americana Album" and "Best American Roots Performance."
#1 Top Blues Album
Van Halen 'A Different Kind of Truth'
This album was mixed by Ross. It was named "Best Album of 2012" by Guitar World, and "5th Best Album of the Year" by Rolling Stone readers. It's charted in the Top 10 in over 10 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and UK.
#2 Billboard Top 200 debut
#1 UK Rock Album
#1 US Rock Album
#1 US Hard Rock Album
The Doobie Brothers 'World Gone Crazy'
In addition to recording and mixing this album, Ross also played guitar, percussion and drums on several tracks. The album debuted at #39 in the US, their highest charting position since 'Cycles' in 1989.
#8 Independent Album
#14 Top Rock Album
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk 'Dirty Word'
Ross mixed this album for Dumpstaphunk, consisting of Ivan Neville, Tony Hall, Nick Daniels III, Nikki Glaspie and Ian Neville. New York Times calls them "the best funk band from New Orleans right now," while Rolling Stone states the band is "one of New Orleans' most prestigious modern funk ensembles."
#4 Top Blues Album
#32 Heatseeker Album
Bonnie Tyler 'Rocks and Honey'
Ross mixed this album, including the single "Believe In Me." The single won "Best Song" at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest Radio Awards.
Steve Lukather 'Transition'
Ross recorded and mixed Steve's seventh studio album. It was the #18 album on Billboard's Top 200 and Heatseeker's charts. It also charted in Germany, Sweden, Finland, Austria, France and Denmark.
Sick Puppies 'Polar Opposite'
Ross co-produced, recorded and mixed this acoustic EP, including the singles "Maybe," "All the Same" and "You're Going Down."
#4 Hard Rock Album
John Mellencamp 'On The Rural Route 7609'
Ross recorded and mixed for this four disc anthology. The title refers to the years that Mellencamp had been making records: "I started making records in '76, and the most recent track on the collection was done in '09. So Rural Route 7609; it's like an address. I thought it sounded cool."
Sick Puppies 'Tri-Polar'
Ross produced, recorded and mixed this album, including the #1 singles "You're Going Down" and "Maybe."
#9 Rock/Alternative Album
#11 Hard Rock Album
#12 Rock Album
#31 Billboard Top 200
Edgar Winter 'Rebel Road'
Edgar's tenth album was recorded and mixed by Ross. The title track features Slash on guitars, while Clint Black sang and played harmonica on "The Power of Positive Drinkin" and "On the Horns of a Dilemma."
Damon Castillo Band 'Laurel Lane'
Ross produced, recorded and mixed this album. Named after his recording studio, 'Laurel Lane' features Sheila E, Rami Jaffee, Lee Thornburg, Lon Price, and Sean Hurley.
Sick Puppies 'Dressed Up As Life'
Ross recorded and mixed this album. It was the band's first album to be released in the US, and reached #4 on Billboard's Heatseeker Chart. The first single, "All The Same," was featured in the 'Free Hugs Campaign' and reached #8 on the US Modern Rock Charts.
Ziggy Marley 'Love Is My Religion'
Ross produced, recorded and mixed 3 tracks from this album, including the title track. The album was the Grammy Award Winner for "Best Reggae Album."
Ross produced, recorded and mixed this album for the Philadelphia singer/songwriter. FlintFace, whose songs inspire hope and strength, has launched a national contest for bullying prevention. He works at delivering the message of inspiration and acceptance to schools across the country.
Devildriver 'The Fury of Our Maker's Hand'
Ross produced and recorded several tracks from this album. It debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseeker chart, and at #117 on the Billboard Top 200.
Stephen Bruton 'From the Five'
Ross produced, recorded and mixed this album for his dear friend, Stephen. It would end up becoming the last solo album that Stephen made before losing his battle with cancer in 2009. 'From the Five' features a stellar cast of players, including Yoggie Musgrove, Steve Ferrone, Bill Payne, Glen Clark, Vicki Randle and Randy Jacobs.
John Mellencamp 'Chronicles'
Ross recorded and mixed many tracks from this box set.
Fantasia 'Free Yourself'
Ross recorded and mixed Fantasia's debut single, "I Believe." The song was one of the most successful singles of 2004; it debuted at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, #1 on Canada's Singles chart, #4 on Australia's ARIA Singles chart, and won 3 Billboard Awards.
Melissa Etheridge 'Lucky'
Ross produced, recorded, mixed and played keyboards on seven songs from this Grammy Nominated album.
#15 Billboard Top 200
#15 Top Internet Album
Ross produced and recorded the bands debut album. He also co-wrote the single "I Could Care Less" and "The Mountain." The album debuted at #17 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.
Ziggy Marley 'Dragonfly'
Ross produced, recorded and mixed 5 tracks from Ziggy's first solo album without the Melody Makers, including the title track.
#3 Billboard Reggae Album
Lyle Lovett "Smile"
Ross co-proudced this track for the motion picture 'Hope Floats.' The song also appears on Lyle's album 'Smile' (a collection of covers).
Coal Chamber 'Giving the Devil His Due'
Ross produced, recorded and mixed several tracks from this album.
Gov't Mule 'The Deep End: Volume 2'
Ross produced, recorded and mixed "Drivin' Rain" for this album. The track features James Hetfield (Metallica).
#2 Heatseekers Album
#33 Mainstream Rock Song
James McMurtry 'Saint Mary of the Woods'
James' sixth album was produced, recorded and mixed by Ross.
Coal Chamber 'Dark Days'
Ross produced, recorded and mixed this album. It was their last release before disbanding.
NASCAR on Fox 'Crank It Up'
Ross produced, recorded and mixed the song "Drivin' Rain" by Gov't Mule. The track features James Hetfield (Metallica). The compilation album charted on Billboard's Top 100 Albums.
Ross produced and recorded this album, including the Mainstream Rock hit "Sweet Daze."
Cold '13 Ways to Bleed on Stage'
Ross mixed the singles "No One" and "Just Got Wicked" from this #1 Heatseeker Album.
#13 Modern Rock Song
#17 Mainstream Rock Song
"Just Got Wicked":
#25 Mainstream Rock Song
Coal Chamber 'Coal Chamber'
The band's debut album was produced, recorded and mixed by Ross.
Gold in US
#10 Heatseeker Album
Roger Waters "Lost Boys Calling"
Ross recorded and mixed this song for the film and soundtrack of 'The Legend of 1900.' The track features Eddie Van Halen on guitars. The soundtrack won a Golden Globe and a Golden Satellite Award.
Ross recorded Jewel's second album and mixed most of the tracks, including the single "Down So Long." The album has sold over 4 million copies in the US.
#3 Billboard Top 200 debut
#5 ARIA Album
Keb' Mo' 'Slow Down'
Ross recorded and mixed this album. It won the Grammy Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Album."
#1 Top Blues Album
#2 Heatseeker Album
Black Crowes 'By Your Side'
Ross recorded and mixed several songs from the band's fifth studio album.
#14 Canadia Album
#26 Billboard Top 200
Lara Fabian 'Lara Fabian'
Ross recorded several tracks for this self-titled debut album. It reached #1 on Billboard's Heatseeker chart and has been certified Platinum. Lara remains the best-selling Belgian-born female artist of all time.
R.E.M. 'Life's Rich Pageant'
The band's fourth studio album was recorded by Ross. It's been certified Platinum in Canada and Gold in US. Virgin ranked it #162 on their "All-Time Album Top 1000 List." Slant Magazine listed it at #52 on their "Best Albums of the 1980's."
#21 Billboard Top 200
John Cougar Mellencamp 'Big Daddy'
This is the second album that Ross recorded and mixed for Mellencamp. It was his last album to be released using the name "Cougar."
#1 ARIA Album
#7 Billboard Top 200
James McMurtry 'Too Long in the Wasteland'
James' debut album was recorded and mixed by Ross, and produced by John Mellencamp. It reached #125 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, and includes the single "Painting By Numbers."
James McMurtry 'Candyland'
After recording and mixing James' debut album, Ross returned to record and mix 'Candyland.'
Larry Carlton 'Renegade Gentleman'
Ross recorded and mixed two albums for Larry, including 'Renegade Gentleman,' which features Nashville harmonica legend Terry McMillan.
Larry Carlton 'The Gift'
Ross recorded and mixed this album. It reached #20 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart.
Al Stewart 'Famous Last Words'
Ross produced, recorded and mixed this album.
Hall & Oates 'Change of Season'
Ross recorded and mixed the lead single,"So Close," from this album.
#4 Canadian Single
#11 Billboard Hot 100
#36 on RPM's Year-End Chart
Brent Bourgeois 'Brent Bourgeois'
Ross recorded several songs and mixed "The Real Things" and "Can't Feel The Pain" on this self-titled album, which includes guest appearances by Christine McVie and Rick Vito.
John Fogerty 'Deja Vu (All Over Again)'
Ross recorded several tracks from Fogerty's sixth solo album.
#23 Billboard Top 200
John Cougar Mellencamp 'Scarecrow'
Ross recorded this album, which features five Top-40 singles: "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.," "Small Town," "Rumbleseat," "Rain on the Scarecrow" and "Lonely Ol Night."
#2 Billboard Top 200
Motley Crue 'Girls, Girls, Girls'
Ross recorded this album, including the hit singles "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "Wilde Side." The album charted in the Top 20 on the US, Swedish, Norwegian, Swiss, UK and Canadian charts, and has sold over 4 million copies in the US.
#2 Billboard Top 200
Selected PRODUCTION / MIX credits:
Flogging Molly - forthcoming album, including single "The Hand of John L. Sullivan" (Concord) (P-E-M) Keb' Mo' - Blues Americana (Kind of Blue Music) (M)
___3x Grammy Nominee "Best Engineered Album,"
___ "Best Americana Album," "Best American Roots Performance"
___Blues Foundation Nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues Album"
Bob Malone - Mojo Deluxe (Delta Moon) (M) Flintface - Hope (TelltheRest Records) (P-E-M) Ivan Neville's Dumstaphunk - Dirty Word (Louisiana Red Hot) (M) Sick Puppies - Connect (EMI) (E)
___#1 Hard Rock Album
Fitz & the Tantrums - More Than Just a Dream (Elektra) (E) Bonnie Tyler - Rocks and Honey (Celtic Swan) (M)
___Eurovision Radio Award for "Best Song" (Believe In Me)
Steve Lukather - Transition (Mascot) (E-M) Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth (Interscope) (M)
___"Best Album of 2012" - Guitar World
Sick Puppies - Polar Opposite (Virgin) (CP-E-M) Miley Cyrus - one track from 'Can't Be Tamed' (Hollywood) (E) John Mellencamp - On The Rural Route 7609 (Island) (E-M) The Doobie Brothers - World Gone Crazy (HOR Records) (E-M) Sick Puppies - Tri-Polar (Virgin) (P-E-M) Ryanhood - The World Awaits (Four Miles Music) (P-E-M) Edgar Winter - Rebel Road (Airline Records) (M) Sick Puppies - Dressed Up As Life (Virgin) (E) Holly Brook - Like Blood Like Honey (Machine Shop) (E-M) Ziggy Marley - Love is My Religion (Tuff Gong) (P-E-M)
___Grammy Winner "Best Reggae Album"
John Mellencamp - Chronicles (Island) (E-M) Stephen Bruton - From the Five (New West) (P-E-M) DevilDriver - The Fury of Our Makers Hand (Roadrunner)(P-E) John Fogerty - Deja Vu All Over Again (Geffen) (E) Fantasia Barrino - "I Believe" from 'Free Yourself' (BMG) (E-M)
___Winner of 3 Billboard Awards
___One of the most successful singles of 2004
Melissa Etheridge - seven songs from 'Lucky' (Island) (P-E-M) DevilDriver - DevilDriver (Roadrunner) (P-E) Ziggy Marley - Dragonfly (BMG) (P-E-M) Coal Chamber - Giving the Devil His Due (Roadrunner) (P-E-M) Lyle Lovett - "Smile" from 'Hope Floats' [Motion Picture Soundtrack] (EMI) (CP) Coal Chamber - Dark Days (Roadrunner) (P-E-M) Roger Waters - "Lost Boys Calling" from 'The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean' (Sony) (E-M)
___Golden Globe Award for "Best Original Score"
Black Crowes - several tracks from 'By Your Side' (Columbia) (E-M) Keb' Mo' & Lyle Lovett - "Till It Shines" from 'Mumford' [Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Hollywood) (E-M) Keb' Mo' - Slow Down (Sony) (E-M)
___Grammy Winner "Best Contemporary Blues Album"
Gov't Mule - The Deep End: Volume 2 (ATO) (P-E-M) Gov't Mule w/ James Hetfield - "Drivin' Rain" from NASCAR on Fox: Crank It Up (MCA) (P-E-M) James McMurtry - Saint Mary of the Woods (Sugar Hill) (P-E-M) Pete. - Pete. (WB) (P-E) Cold - "No One" from '13 Ways to Bleed on Stage' (Geffen) (E-M) Jewel - Spirit (Atlantic) (E-M) Lara Fabian - Lara Fabian (Sony) (E)
___Best-selling Belgian-born femail artist of all time
Coal Chamber - Coal Chamber (Roadrunner) (P-E-M) Larry Carlton - The Gift (Universal) (E-M) Storyville - Piece Of Your Soul (Atlantic) (E-M) Zydeco Party Band - King Cake Party (Wild Cat) (P-E-M) Fat Tuesday - Everybody's Got One (Columbia) (M) Al Stewart - Famous Last Words (Rhino) (P-E-M) Larry Carlton - Renegade Gentleman (GRP) (E-M) James McMurtry - Candyland (Columbia) (E-M) Brent Bourgeois - several songs from 'Brent Bourgeois' (Virgin) (E-M) Hall & Oates - "So Close" from 'Change of Season' (Arista) (E-M) Kevin Welch - Kevin Welch (Reprise) (P-E-M) John Mellencamp - Big Daddy (Mercury) (E-M) James McMurtry - Too Long in the Wasteland (Columbia) (E-M) Faster Pussycat - Wake Me When It's Over (Elektra) (E) Motley Crue - Girls, Girls, Girls (Elektra) (E) R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant (Universal) (E-M) John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (Mercury) (E) Christine McVie - Christine McVie (WB) (E) Mick Fleetwood - The Visitor (RCA) (E)