Ryan Hadlock

Ryan Hadlock
Born 1978 (age 3738)
Origin Woodinville, Washington, United States
Genres Rock, alternative rock, grunge
Occupation(s) Musician, record producer, mixing engineer
Instruments Drums, guitar, keyboard
Associated acts The Lumineers, Foo Fighters, Blonde Redhead, Milo Greene, Stephen Malkmus, Ra Ra Riot, Brandi Carlile, Gossip, Vance Joy

Ryan Hadlock is an American record producer, best known for his production work on platinum-selling album The Lumineers by The Lumineers.[1]


Hadlock has been around music his entire life, as his parents Joe and Manny Hadlock, started Bear Creek Studio in 1977.[1] The studio has remained family-owned for two generations, and is now headed by Ryan.[1] Joe Hadlock was in a number of Seattle bands, and their family home and studio were places where creativity was always encouraged, and part of the fabric of business and socializing. Ryan grew up around famous musicians, but also many talented studio players, who didn't find fame, but taught him much about how records were crafted. Hadlock studied sound recording in London and at The Evergreen State College.[2] In London, he produced albums at the fabled Abbey Road Studios and by influential Olympia, Washington indie rock band Gossip, as well as the first record by Johnny Flynn.[2] He assisted Gil Norton, David A. Stewart, and Joe Chiccarelli. Some of Bear Creek's famous clients have included James Brown, Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton, Heart, The Strokes, Milo Greene, Caycuas and others.[3] Hadlock is known more recently for his work on Vance Joy's album Dream Your Life Away. [4] He is a co-producer of Vance Joy's latest single "Fire and Flood" released on July 24th, 2015.


  1. 1 2 3 Parton, Chris (March 23, 2013). "Producer Ryan Hadlock Sheds Light on Recording the Lumineers". OCLC 60759203. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  2. 1 2 de Barros, Paul. "Family-owned Bear Creek Studio makes music and magic", The Seattle Times, Seattle, April 26, 2013. Retrieved on May 15, 2013.
  3. Dannen, Laura. "A Fiendish Conversation with Lumineers Producer Ryan Hadlock", Seattle Metropolitan, Seattle, February 8, 2013. Retrieved on April 25, 2013.
  4. Barney, Rosa. "Interview: Vancy Joy On “Riptide” Going Triple Platinum, His Time As A Law Student & Watching Movies Alone", Pigeons & Planes, February 7, 2014. Retrieved on July 31, 2015.
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