Music engineer Charlie John Brocco died Feb. 4 in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He was 64.
Brocco was born in Kingston, New York on March 1, 1954 to Charles and Angela (Perry) Brocco. He graduated from Siena College in 1976 with a Bachelor in Finance.
On Sept. 5, 1982 he married Lisa Fischer and together they have two sons. Charlie and Lisa moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a recording engineer at Village Recorder studio.
In 1998, the Brocco’s with their two young sons relocated to Hendersonville, Tennessee, and Charlie began engineering at East Iris Recording Studio. Charlie lent his talents to many studios and artists throughout his career including Barenaked Ladies, Patty Griffin, Randy Houser, Will Hoge and many more. In 2014 he won a Grammy for his work on Kacey Musgraves’ Same Trailer Different Park.
Brocco was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife Lisa Brocco, their children Jonathan and Cameron Brocco, and his sister Mary Ann Hoskins.
A celebration of life will be held at the Winery at Fontanel at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.
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