Anthony J. Resta in his element at Bopnique Musique Studio.
Anthony J. Resta: A Retrospective with a Progressive Producer
By Marshall Terrill
Music producer Anthony J. Resta is the kind of person who naturally inspires superlatives.
Iconoclastic, innovative, gifted, and perfectionist are but a few that come to mind. In addition to his duties as a producer, he's also a composer, soundscape artist, holistic music creator and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, drums, synthesizers, flute) not to mention a devoted father and spouse, a hardcore fisherman and a very cool guy.
He has earned twelve RIAA certified gold and multi-platinum awards, and his discography is somewhere in the neighborhood of 300. His collaborations with artists reads like a Who’s Who of the industry. They include Duran Duran, Elton John, Collective Soul, Megadeth, Perry Farrell, Vinny Vincent, Sarah Mclaughlin, Missing Persons, Peter Wolf, Shawn Mullins, Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters, Green River Ordinance, Sarah Evans, Blondie, actor Michael Chiklis and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.
In a massive five-part interview Resta discusses his musical roots, rise to stardom, experimentation with vintage machines, working with icons, his new foray into Hollywood and how he brings music to life a former textile mill in Boston.
Ladies and gentlemen, Anthony J. Resta...