Michael Phillip Wojewoda

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Michael Phillip Wojewoda
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Wojewoda performing with the Rheostatics in 2007 at Massey Hall
Background information
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresIndie rock
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer
Associated actsRheostatics
Space Invaders

Michael Phillip Wojewoda is a Canadian record producer and musician. He has been nominated for eight Juno Awards[1] and has received one for Recording Engineer of the Year and one for Producer of the Year.[2]


Wojewoda began recording bands in 1977, working in the basement of his mother's beauty salon and using rudimentary equipment.[2] In 1985, he produced the 2016 Polaris Music Prize and 2017 Polaris Music Prize Heritage Prize nominated album To Sir With Hate by Fifth Column. He has produced several critically and commercially successful Canadian albums of the 1990s, including Barenaked Ladies' Gordon, Spirit of the West's Faithlift, Ashley MacIsaac's Hi™ How Are You Today? and Rheostatics' Whale Music. Wojewoda won a Juno Award in 1994 for best engineer, in 1995, for best producer and again in 2008 for the Barenaked Ladies' Snacktime!.[3]

His credits include albums for The Waltons, Doughboys, Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Change of Heart, Fifth Column, Great Big Sea, Northern Haze, Riit and The Jerry Cans.[4]

He replaced Don Kerr as drummer for the Rheostatics in 2001,[5] and remained with the band until their dissolution in 2007.[2]

He was one of the producers, alongside Jon Levine and Chris Birkett, of Buffy Sainte-Marie's Polaris Music Prize-winning 2015 album Power in the Blood.[6]

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  1. ^ Larry LeBlanc (12 February 2000). "Morissette leads Canada's Juno nomination list". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 45–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ a b c Ghent, Natale (2014-06-04). "In Conversation With Michael Phillip Wojewoda - HHB Canada". HHB Canada. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  3. ^ "Juno Awards Database". Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2012-05-31. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Michael Phillip Wojewoda Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  5. ^ Melton, Tim (17 October 2001). "Rheostatics Marathon A Nod To Stompin' Tom". Chart. Toronto: Chart Communications. ISSN 1198-7235. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Buffy Sainte-Marie Returns with 'Power in the Blood'". Exclaim!, March 17, 2015.

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