Multi-platinum and multi Grammy-winning producer / mixer / engineer Ross Hogarth has been working in the music industry for over three decades. Growing up in New York City during the influential punk scene of the 70’s, Ross began his musical career as a multi instrumentalist guitarist/singer/songwriter, playing in the wild downtown New York clubs. With good fortune paving his way to California, he had the rare opportunity to hook up with both the San Francisco Bay area’s exploding New Wave music scene and Southern Cal’s seminal rock scene. Natural evolution took him from road gigs with Jackson Browne, David Lindley, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat and Fleetwood Mac, doing production and sound, into the respected world-class producer, mixer, and recording engineer he is today.
Ross’ wide varied experience and taste has opened up all creative doors and usual and unusual possibilities. He’s never allowed himself to be pigeonholed or trapped in any one musical genre. His studio work runs the gamut from the heavy metal insanity of Motley Crue’s “Girls,Girls,Girls” to the 1998 Grammy-winning Keb’ Mo’ release Slow Down, winning best Contemporary Blues of that year. Some of his timeless work includes John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Jewel, Ziggy Marley and REM. In 2007, Ross won the Grammy for Best Reggae Record of the Year, for his production, mix and engineering work on Ziggy Marley’s Love Is My Religion. 2012 brought the release of “A Different Kind of Truth”, the new record from Van Halen, first with David Lee Roth since 1984 and the first in 16 years, co-produced, engineered and mixed by Ross. This year started with his mix of the highly acclaimed release of Keb’ Mo’s Blues Americana, followed by his production and mix of Julian Lennon’s single “High Road” with Brent Bourgeois.
In 2014 Ross was humbled, flattered and honored to win the “Tracking Engineer” of the year award at the first Pensado Awards. Ross continues to produce, engineer and mix in every style of music and enjoys the challenges being faced by all of us in today’s music business paradigm. He loves the opportunity to work with any artist that is committed to their music, following the muse and making a difference. Ross also moderates the Whatever Works forum.
Projects Ross has used B.L.A. gear on:
Upcoming Flogging Molly
Julian Lennon w/ Brent Bourgeois “High Road”
Ivan Nevilles Dumpstaphunk “Dirty Word”
TV Music for Sons of Anarchy/Boardwalk Empire/Ray Donovan/Californication
Steve Lukather “Transition”
Sick Puppies “Connect” and “Polar Opposite “