Roy has a remarkable ability to woo the deeper creative self out of the artists he works with – and I say this from experience; he produced my Devotion CD which remains one of the most inventive and sonically gorgeous projects I’ve ever been a part of.  There are few who have carried the mastery of the analogue world into the digital age with such attention to beauty as Roy. As a producer-musician, Roy is truely one of the great master-craftsmen of the trade.

At the ground level, here’s some of what he does for (and with) me: Great sounds, great ideas, masterfully conceived-and-played overdubs (by Roy or others as applicable), songs improved at his suggestion, arrangements considered, patience in the sometimes-tedious and repetitive nature of the recording process, oversight of mastering, and the overarching quality that guides everything. If you’re interested in knob-turning, robotic, paint-by-numbers production stuff, save the money and do it on your Mac at home. But if you want a fully-engaged, consummately talented man to be your “Fifth Beatle” and you choose Roy Salmond to be involved, you’ve hit the jackpot. (And, no, I am not a paid spokesperson!)

As an executive producer of many albums[CDs?/recordings?], I have invested a lot of money in musicians and music across North America. They, like me, have come to realize the incredible talent of Roy Salmond and his invaluable contribution to their creative efforts. Roy is found everywhere in a production but he is always pointing back to the artist and the art. Roy does not impose- he proposes. Roy does not demand-he encourages.

Roy Salmond reminds you of why you fell in love with music and why it still matters.

His commitment to making the music all it can be is tireless and inspiring and he’s got the chops and experience to actually make it happen.

Juno Noms

Lianna Klassen – CCM album of the year – Listen To The Sound – 1999 – Producer
Kelita – CCM album of the year – Naked Soul – 2001 – Producer
Steve Bell – CCM album of the year – Waiting for Aiden – 2002 – Player
BLAISE Pascal – Best New Artist – Hairspray – 2002 – Producer
BLAISE Pascal – Songwriter of the year – Angel Baby – 2002 – Co-Writer
Delerium – Electronic Song – After All – 2003 – Player
Bec Abbott – CCM album of the year – Shine Like Stars – 2003 – Producer
Carolyn Arends – CCM album of the year – Pollyana’s Attic – 2006 – Co-Producer
Steve Bell – CCM album of the year – Devotion – 2008 – Producer

Austin City Music Awards

Roy Salmond – Producer of the Year – Wide Awake/Not So Far Away – 2006 – Producer

Dove Awards

Morgan Cryer – Rock Song of The Year – Pray In The USA – 1987 – Producer
Carolyn Arends – New Artist – I Can Hear You – 1996 – Player

Nammy Awards

Michael Jacobs – Independent Recording (won) – Sacred Nation – 2003 – Producer
Michael Jacobs – Independent Recording – They Come Dancing – 2004 – Producer
Michael Jacobs – Pop recording – The Journey – 2007 – Producer

CGMA Awards

Carolyn Arends
Jill Hagen
Steve Bell

Other Notables

Ben Fielding (Hillsong)
Layton Howerton
Remedy Drive
Brian Doerkson
Dusty Brown
Stephen Baldwin (History Channel)
Scott Cairns (poet)
Luci Shaw (poet)

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