Justin Francis is a multiple Grammy Award nominee as an engineer, #1 Billboard chart topping mixer, and budding producer currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. In the last few years alone, his work can be heard on records ranging from Ronnie Milsap to Alice Cooper. Other notable projects include Top 40 hits for Little Big Town and Kelsea Ballerini; massive soundtrack jewels from Kacey Musgraves and P!nk, and releases from such diverse artists as Rodney Crowell, Tyler Childers, Margo Price, Buddy Guy, Deep Purple, Anti-Flag, Rozwell Kid and Diarrhea Planet — streams of which reach millions every month.
Growing up just outside of Pittsburgh in the sun starved hills of western Pennsylvania, Justin found his stride at an early age. While starting to play in various bands at age 13 introduced him to a life of music, it was his first recording session that solidified his path to being on the other side of the glass as an engineer/producer. Relentlessly working throughout junior high and high school, clients began to rapidly expand from locals to the greater North Appalachian region, and a calling was unveiled.
With hundreds of recording sessions and a high school diploma under his belt, a move to Phoenix, Arizona was set in motion to attend a technical school for the recording arts. From there, Justin moved to Nashville, Tennessee to intern at the prestigious Sound Stage Studios — a loyal relationship that eventually cultivated a full time engineering position and lasted more than a decade. There Justin honed his skills as an engineer in the fast paced environment Nashville has come to be known for.
Now as an independent, Justin has worked with a diverse clientele in nearly every studio in Nashville and mixes from his log cabin home studio in Ashland City, Tennessee. His combination of technical knowledge, empathy, enthusiasm and passion for greatness are what keeps artists and producers coming back project after project.
Some of those recent projects in the works include Grace VanderWaal, Birdy, Orville Peck, Joy Oladokun, and Leon Bridges.
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