The Recording Academy New York Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing will host "Up Close and Personal" event with multi-Grammy-winning producer Steve Lillywhite on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 6:30 p.m .to 8:30 p.m.
Moderated by music journalist and executive VP/editorial director of MTV Networks Bill Flanagan, this intimate program provides music professionals the opportunity to gain insight and hear from this accomplished producer about his career path, and share stories about his ongoing journey through his long career. The evening's interview is followed by a question-and-answer discussion. The event will take place at The Recording Academy New York Chapter headquarters, located at 11 West 42nd St,, 27th floor, and is free for Recording Academy members; non-member tickets are $30 each, or free upon joining The Recording Academy prior to the event.
With a career that spans more than three decades, Lillywhite's studio career started in 1972 in London. From his first hit with Siouxsie and The Banshees in 1978, he has produced recordings for Peter Gabriel, Dave Matthews Band, Morrissey, Jason Mraz, Phish, Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, U2 and more. He has won multiple Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year in 2006. Lillywhite produced the recently released 30 Seconds to Mars This Is War (Virgin, 2009) and reunited with Phish for their latest project, Joy (JEMP, 2009). In addition to his album producing activities, Lillywhite also hosts and produces The Lillywhite Sessions radio shows, which are broadcast on more than 200 NPR stations via The World Café and on the Internet via East Village Radio.