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Cheryl Pawelski

Cheryl Pawelski
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Four-time Grammy Award-winning producer, Cheryl Pawelski, has been entrusted with preserving, curating and championing some of music’s greatest legacies. Before co-founding Omnivore Recordings, she held positions at EMI-Capitol Records, Concord Music Group, and Rhino Entertainment. She has produced or supervised recordings, reissues and boxed sets for Wilco, Stax, Hank Williams, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, The Band, Warren Zevon, John Coltrane, Otis Redding, Bette Midler, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Big Star, The Staple Singers, and many more. In addition to producing releases for Omnivore Recordings, Pawelski is a sought-after producer and resource for artists, estates, media entities, and other labels. Pawelski has also been an active member of, and has served, or is serving on boards for The Recording Academy, The Blues Foundation, Women in Vinyl, Joey’s Song, The Recording Academy’s Producer’s & Engineer’s Wing, Farm Aid, and The Center for Recorded Music.

The Band boxed set A Musical History, the Big Star boxed sets Keep An Eye On The Sky and Complete Third, Aretha Franklin & King Curtis boxed set Don’t Fight The Feeling: The Complete Live At Fillmore West, the Judy Henske anthology Big Judy: How Far This Music Goes, the Miles Davis Quintet boxed set The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions, Nina Simone Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles, Wilco deluxe reissues and boxed sets for A.M., Being There, Summerteeth, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014, Hank Williams The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 and everything else we’ve done at Omnivore!

Grammy® Awards for Hank Williams The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 Mister Rogers It’s Such A Good Feeling: The Best Of Mister Rogers, Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition), and Written In Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos. Grammy® nominations for the boxed sets, Rockin’ Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly, Woodstock: 40 Years On: Back To Yasgur’s Farm, and Where The Action Is!: 1965-1968 Los Angeles Nuggets. Blues Music Award: Best Historical Award for the Bobby Rush boxed set Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush.

Springsteen’s Born To Run with the Ralph Steadman “script” cover, inserts and test pressing. Some other favorites are some Spector test pressings, a very extensive collection of Fairport Convention/Richard Thompson/Sandy Denny records, posters, 45s, etc., worldwide singles collections on The Band (some of which you may see in the boxed set A Musical History) and other artists, the Tom Waits Small Change promo beer can bank and a real neon Big Star. That’s some of it, but ask me again tomorrow.

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