Do not confuse with Canadian Producer / Engineer Ken Friesen 1960s - early 90s who worked with True North Productions and Eastern Sound. who is no relation.
Rocky Mountain Sound
The Sound Shop - Nashville, TN
Lakeside Studios, Clayton, Ontario, Canada (near Ottawa)
The Bathouse Sudio - near Kingston, Ont.
LiveWire Remote RecordersLtd. - Toronto, Ont.
Ken Friesen Audio - Almonte, Ont. (near Ottawa)
Freelances his services
Originally from Manitoba, but spent his early years in Calgary, doing live sound for local bands while working for Rocky Mountain Sound. He also worked on the audio crew for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. He gradually got involved in studio work, then moved to Toronto in 1989. A stint in Nashville at The Sound Shop led to three years as house engineer, at Lakeside Studio near Ottawa. In 1996 Ken became studio manager/engineer at the Tragically Hip’s Bathouse studio near Kingston, Ontario for several years. He is now based in Almonte, Ontario, where he operates a studio in a Victorian house when not on the road doing the foh mix for artists like Holly Cole, Jesse Cook, and David Usher and the Canadian Country Music Awards. Ken has worked with LiveWire as a freelancer since 1990, specializing in big national network shows such as The Juno Awards, Cover Me Canada, the Grey Cup Half Time Show, and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Juno Award Winning Projects
2012 MonkeyJunk To Behold
2012 The Sadies Rumbleseat
2008 David Francey Right of Passage
2001 Colin Linden Big Mouth
2001 The Tragically Hip Music@Work
2000 Sue Foley Love Comin’ Down
1999 The Tragically Hip Phantom Power
1999 Blackie and the Rodeo Kings Kings of Love
1994 Susan Aglukark Arctic Rose
2012 Monkeyjunk, To Behold, Maple Blues Album of the Year
2000 Nomination for CMW and CCMA “Studio of the Year” at The Bathouse
1994-96 Canadian Country Music Association, “Studio of the Year” at Lakeside Studios
2003, 2005 Juno judge for recording engineer category
Juno Nominated Projects
2008 The Sadies New Seasons
2008 Jeremy Fisher Goodbye Blue Monday
2004 Oh Susanna Oh Susanna
1999 Hayden The Closer I Get
1998 Tom Jackson That Side Of The Window
1996 Tudjaat Tudjaat