Most recently, Dave co-produced, recorded and mixed James Taylor’s latest release American Standard, an album of standards featuring James’ distinctive guitar and vocal arrangements, which in 2021 won the GRAMMY award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Dave also produced, recorded and mixed James' 2015 release Before This World, 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.
Other recent releases include engineering and mixing Keith Richards’ critically acclaimed album Crosseyed Heart, Sheryl Crow’s 2019 collaborative album Threads, and Bettye Lavette’s recent albums Things Have Changed and Blackbirds.
Some of Dave’s other accolades include a Best Jazz Vocal Album GRAMMY Award for Kurt Elling’s Dedicated To You, three GRAMMY nominations in the Best Engineered Album category—for James Taylor’s Before This World, Aaron Neville’s Nature Boy and Deborah Cox's Destination Moon—and a GRAMMY Album of the Year nomination for John Mayer's Continuum. He’s also accrued five TEC Awards and, for mixing The Kennedy Center Honors and the 2009 Official Inaugural Celebration, two Emmy nominations.
Dave believes in giving back to the industry and has served on both The Recording Academy’s New York Chapter Board and the SAE Institute’s New York Advisory Committee, and has also participated on numerous industry panels. He is currently a member of The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council.
For a complete list of Dave’s awards and nominations, visit his Awards Page.
Download a PDF of Dave's biography, here.
Dave O'Donnell is a Grammy winning Producer, Mixer, and Engineer who has earned respect and admiration throughout the music industry for his studio work with such luminaries as James Taylor, Keith Richards, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Keb’ Mo’, Lyle Lovett, Milton Nascimento, and Ray Charles, among many others.
Dave began his career at the world-renowned Power Station, now known as Power Station Berklee, gaining a unique musical foundation working in a wide range of genres, and the skill, experience and dedication he brings to every project has led to ongoing relationships with many of the artists he works with.