Local recording engineer, mixer, and producer Marc Whitmore won a Grammy Award for his work on Jon Batiste’s We Are at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 3. Based in Santa Fe, Whitmore was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, and spent his early career working at various recording studios in Nashville, New York, and New Orleans. His past projects include collaborat­ions with Danger Mouse, T-Bone Burnett, and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys. Whitmore is owner and operator of Planet Caravan, a recording studio located on an 11-acre ranch outside of Santa Fe.

A multi-instrument­alist who plays drums, bass, percussion, guitar, and organ, Whitmore was a recording engineer and mixer on singer, songwriter, musician, composer, bandleader, and television personalit­y Batiste’s eighth studio album We Are (2021). Batiste is the bandleader and music director of Stay Human, which appears nightly on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. We Are was awarded a Grammy in 2022 for Album of the Year. marcwhitmo­

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