RANDALL PRESCOTT (2014 Inductee)

In 1971, Irwin Prescott moved his family from North Bay to Ottawa. Playing 6 nights a week in their father’s band at the Golden Rail, Randall and his brother Ron later formed the Prescott Brothers. After joining Wayne Rostad’s band, Randall picked up the banjo and harmonica.

Leaving the bar scene behind, he spent years in recording studios producing acts such as Dan Paul Rogers, Terry Carisse, Charlie Major and Colleen Peterson. Major labels then hired him to produce Family Brown, Prescott Brown and Patricia Conroy. He also recorded numerous Aboriginal artists including Tom Jackson and Susan Aglukark, which led to a Grammy nomination for work on a Robbie Robertson album.

He was musical director of multiple, national CBC TV True North tv shows, Family Brown Country and The Wayne Rostad Show. Randall’s extensive charity work includes benefits for Ice Storm Victims, 911 Fire Fighters' families and B.C. fire casualties. His work as producer of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train tour since 2004 has helped raise over 9 million dollars and 3 million pounds of food for North American food banks. He produced these tours with artists Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Tom Cochrane, Jim Cuddy and Great Big Sea, to name a few.

He has won 3 Juno Awards but feels his greatest accomplishments are his children, Kaylen and Kelly, who are third generation musicians. Along with his wife, Tracey Brown, they own and operate Lakeside Studio in the valley and Randall became one of Canada’s most awarded producers, winning 10 consecutive CCMA Producer of the Year awards, a record in itself. He is also a SOCAN awarded songwriter and 4 time CCMA Instrumentalist of the Year.

In 1997 Randall was inducted into the national CCMA Hall of Fame as a member of the Family Brown. His father would be very proud to have his son join him in the OVCMHOF.


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