Another Award for AA+A Faculty and Music Producer Michael Freeman!

Date: 11/12/2010

Following his recent “Best Traditional Blues Recording” at the 2010 Blues Blast Music Awards” Michael Freeman, Grammy Nominated producer and AA+A Part-Time Faculty member does it again.

The Blues Foundation has announced that Producer Michael Freeman will be the recipient of it’s prestigeous Keeping The Blues Alive Award in the Producer category at the IBC – International Blues Challenge – in Memphis in February of 2011.

Michael Freeman’s work as producer or engineer appears on sixty Blues album titles recorded over the past three plus decades. Freeman’s introduction to Blues was as teenager in London in the 1960’s when British DJs were introducing American Blues and R&B to British audiences. He first came to the US in 1973 to manage artists and eventually emigrated here in the late 1970’s. His recording career began in the suburbs of Chicago at Hedden West Studios.

Freeman has been the producer of 16 first class blues records including Blind Pig records by Deborah Coleman, Eddy Clearwater, and Studebaker John. He’s also been at the controls for Mississippi Heat, Sharrie Williams, and was the co-producer on the Grammy nominated Pinetop Perkins’ & Friends album for Telarc in 2009. As the engineer, he as worked on Alligator’s Vu Du Menz for Corey Harris & Henry Butler which received two WC Handy / Blues Foundation nominations, John Primer’s The Real Deal, Bo Diddley’s Grammy Nominated 40th Anniversary Album A Man Amongst Men, and many others.

In 2010, Freeman has co-produced Delmark’s Mississippi Heat’s Let’s Live It Up and produced Telarc’s Pinetop Perkins and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith’s Joined At The Hip.

His professional associations include membership in The Blues Foundation, The AES, a founder member of EARS; and member of The Recording Academy where he has served as a Chapter President and national Trustee for Chicago and currently sits on The Advisory Council for The Producer’s & Engineers wing.

For more information please contact:-

Jay Sieleman
Executive Director, The Blues Foundation
49 Union Avenue,
Memphis, TN 38103-2
901.527.2583 ext. 12


Michael Freeman
Coachouse Music
P.O.Box 1308
Barrington, IL 60011-1308
224.622.6521 / 847.382.7631

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