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Mitchell Froom

Amerikaanse musicus en platenproducer, bekend van Suzanne Vega, Bob Dylan, Crowded House, Paul McCartney, Bonnie Raitt en vele anderen.

Froom began his career as a keyboard player in Los Angeles. He played keyboards on the Ronnie Montrose-led group Gamma's third album Gamma 3. He then produced the first three Crowded House albums, which led to more production jobs with Richard Thompson, Los Lobos, Soul Coughing, American Music Club and Suzanne Vega, who is now his ex-wife. One early notable work, Key of Cool, later became the soundtrack for the adult film Café Flesh.
Froom collects and performs on a large number of obscure and exotic keyboard instruments. His "House of Keyboards" is mentioned in the credits for Los Lobos' Kiko.
He often partners with engineer Tchad Blake. In 1994 Froom and Blake joined with David Hidalgo and Louie Perez of Los Lobos to form the experimental roots collaboration Latin Playboys.
Production credits include albums from Missy Higgins, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney, Randy Newman, Sheryl Crow, Tim Finn, Phantom Planet, Bonnie Raitt, Tasmin Archer, The Corrs, The Ditty Bops, The Bangles, Indigo Girls, Ron Sexsmith, and Daniel Powter. He is currently working on "Sophia", a new single by Nerina Pallot.
His daughter Charlotte (born 1986) is the bassist in The Like. Charlotte's mother, Connie Jester, was his second wife.
He married Vonda Shepard in 2004. They had their first child, Jack Froom, (named for Froom's late father, a noted physician and educator), on 15 April 2006.
- Suzanne Vega en Mitchell Froom. Zij leren elkaar in 1992 kennen als Mitchell Froom het album 99.9 Fº, een avontuurlijke luisterbeleving, voor Suzanne Vega produceert. Suzanne Vega heeft met hem een dochter, Ruby Froom. Het album Ruby Vroom van Soul Coughing uit 1994 is naar haar vernoemd.


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