Three-time Grammy® Award-winning producer, Cheryl Pawelski has for more than 30 years, been entrusted with preserving, curating and championing some of music’s greatest legacies. Before co-founding Omnivore Recordings, she held positions at Rhino Entertainment, Concord Music Group and EMI-Capitol Records. She has produced or supervised recordings, reissues and boxed sets for a diverse array of artists including: Wilco, Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys, The Band, Big Star, Miles Davis, Rod Stewart, Otis Redding, Bette Midler, Nina Simone, Willie Nelson, Warren Zevon, Townes Van Zandt, The Staple Singers, Hank Williams, Richard Thompson, John Coltrane, and many more. Her soundtrack work has included Fiddler On The Roof, Raging Bull, Woodstock, Juno, Up In The Air, Shutter Island, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, and CBGB. She has served as both a Governor and Trustee of The Recording Academy, and is presently serving on the Board of Directors for the Blues Foundation, the Advisory Council for The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing, the Advisory Board for Women In Vinyl, the Industry Advisory Board for the Center For Recorded Music, the Farm Aid Development Advisory Council and the External Advisory Board/Music Industry Liaison for Joey’s Song. Her vast archival record and memorabilia collection yielded the exhibit, Spaced Out! The Final Frontier In Album Covers, that opened at Experience Music Project in Seattle, WA, and traveled to The Museum at Bethel Woods. The exhibit featured 117 space-themed albums released between the 1940s and 1969.
FAVORITE PROJECTS FROM THE PAST:
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!
PROJECTS WITH ACCOLADES:
Grammy® Awards for Hank Williams The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 Mister Rogers It’s Such A Good Feeling: The Best Of Mister Rogers, and Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition). 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.
FAVORITE RARITIES IN YOUR COLLECTION:
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.