Music Producer Sound Engineer

    “Deciding to work with John in the studio was the best decision we made.”

    — Charlotte Formicella, Driftwood Fire


    "John helps us all become better musicians."

    -Arn Current, Slopeside



    "John is that great combination of a producer and engineer all in one package.”

    — Adam Aijala, Yonder Mountain String Band


    John is both a consummate musician and producer/engineer. He has spent a lot of time on both sides of the mic.

    John McVey began his music career as a singer/songwriter. He is an award winning songwriter (Natl. Academy of Songwriters - Acoustic Artist of The Year, Kerrville New Folk- winner.) While touring extensively in the late '90s and early '00s, John began producing albums for local and national artists in the folk/rock genre. He was noticed by Coupe Studios in Boulder, CO, and they hired him on as a producer and engineer in 2002. Known for his vocal coaching and vocal and instrumental arranging skills, he also plays guitars, bass, keyboards and many other instruments. He currently runs Cinder Sound Studio in Boulder.


    John cares deeply about every project he takes on. His ideas are brilliant, he is very thorough, and he supports each artist to reach their highest potential. He also provides the following:

    • Music Production
    • Sound Engineering
    • Instrumental and Vocal Arranging
    • Vocal Coaching
    • Songwriting Assistance
    • Contributing vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, and other instruments
    • Budget help and management
    • Hiring session musicians/singers
    • Scheduling


    John has worked with hundreds of clients, from nationally-touring acts to new bands.

    He has worked in all genres and has produced music for many artists including Yonder Mountain String Band, Chuck Pyle, Chris Daniels & The Kings, Rebecca Folsom, Maggie Wing, Gasoline Lollipops, Hazel Miller, Rob Clark, Sean McGowan, Owen Kortz, eTown, The Fremonts, Caribou Mountain Collective, Driftwood Fire, I'm With Her, Angie Stevens, Andy Hackbarth, Kathryn Mostow, All Chiefs No Indians, Chris Bosch, Julie Geller, Railsplitters, Uncle Earl, and many, many more.


    "McVey always makes me feel comfortable. And we laugh a lot."

    - Chuck Pyle (1945-2015)


    Listen to samples of John's production work


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