Projects

So along the way in my Chapter One, where I was the artist being produced; I discovered my love of producing, and for quite some time now, I have been a producer helping artist's find their unique “spark.” There is nothing more exciting to me than helping an artist bring their music to life. Sometimes it starts with co-writing, sometimes just hearing an artist’s songs and knowing we would be great collaborators; it’s simple and profound all at the same time. I believe everyone who wants to stretch, work hard, and try should have an opportunity to do so. I’m on board for that. Watching an artist find their place, being a part of their growth—simply the best work there is. Here’s a sampling of some of my latest projects.

 
 
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Mason Zgoda

Congratulations Mason on the first round Grammy picks for our Our record WHERE CAN I GO! Loved co-writing and producing this music!

Best American Roots Album: Where Else Can I Go

Artist: Mason Zgoda

Producer: Margaret Becker

 

Paige Keiner

Spent the summer working with Paige. Actually, her lyric prowess and creativity are both so strong—she blew me up a few times; pulling the proverbial “rabbit-out-of-the-hat” when we’d come to a dead end in a song. She is super talented, and although I didn’t produce this one; the song is one of my favorite c-writes together. Paige and this record together a a force to be reckoned with. We will be hearing more of her. She is all there.

 
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mark anzelon

Just about finished with another Mark Anzelon record. He is the ultimate story teller with that texture in his voice that just says “been there-lived to tell.” On this record, he has invited Jade Starleaf into the project  , another fantastic artist with a magic voice. They sound amazing together, and the songs will make you cry or dance. Wide emotional range. Awesome. Here’s a little sampling of that record.

 

Emmalea Deal is the absolute real thing in her genre. From the first time she walked into my studio until now; there was no doubt:  she has it all. She has the drive, the talent and the hunger. She is gigging constantly and nothing blocks her way. She is flat-out for her music. Reminds me of younger me if I have to be completely transparent. We co-wrote this record over the course of a year. She brought concepts, twists and musical ideas. I “dug through the pile” with her, and Stephen Leiweke lent us a hand on a few. It’s great chemistry. She’s a great talent and she is just starting. She is always the part. She is always working. She is amazing. What a pleasure this one was.

 
 
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