Eddie Ashworth

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Eddie Ashworth (born in Inglewood, California) is a record producer, engineer, mixer, musician, university professor, entrepreneur and writer, best known for his work in the alternative rock and indie rock genres. His primary instrument is mandolin, and also plays guitar and assorted keyboards. Ashworth has also worked with artists in a wide variety of other genres including dub, folk, hard rock, hip hop, tropicano, punk, and classic rock.

Early life[edit]

As a child Eddie Ashworth became interested in music technology and would play with the analog consumer recording gear his father had around the house. Due to his early interest in music his parents bought him a Sears Silvertone guitar, and leaned to play piano and mandolin. Later Eddie would go on to study English at UCLA and graduated with a BA in English literature.[1]

Career[edit]

Ashworth's first gold record was Once Bitten... for Great White although many years earlier he helped engineer chart toppers City Nights by Nick Gilder and Bombs Away Dream Babies by John Stewart, formerly of the Kingston Trio.[2] During the mid 90's his work reached a wide audience due to the multi-platinum success of Sublime's self-titled album, as we as records with Pennywise, Izzy Stradlin, Unwritten Law, dada, Frenzal Rhomb, Eastern Youth, Pink Noise Test, and many others. He currently is the owner of The Oxide Shed in Athens, OH..[3]

Since 2003 Ashworth has been an associate professor at Ohio University. He teaches courses in record production and the music industry.[4] He has recently taken a public stance against the RIAA's legal practices.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antonuccio, Josh. "Eddie Ashworth". Tape Op Magazine. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  2. ^ http://tapeop.com/articles/83/eddie-ashworth/ Tape Op Interview
  3. ^ "University Leads Peer-to-Peer Discussion". Targeted News Service. October 8, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Poplar MDIA Course, Professor, Facilities allow students to produce music locally". US Fed News. August 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ Hendricks, David (October 31, 2007). "Ohio U. students sound off to RIAA". University Wire.