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
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    John McVey


    John is a musician's musician, a songwriter's songwriter, and a force in the studio.


    An award winning songwriter in his own right, he left the touring life to be a studio musician. The more time he spent in the studio, the mor he discovered his passion for producing.


    He has studied what makes a song work, what makes sound exciting, how sounds mix together to express emotion. Having spent time on the business end of a microphone, he understands how to get your best performance. And he speaks fluent Musician, so he knows how to relate ideas clearly and well.


    With more than 25 years and hundreds of projects worth of experience, ideas are his stock in trade; he's earned them. He knows how to make an artists vision a reality, and loves nothing more than making songs reach their full potential.

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    The goods

    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
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    From nationally-touring acts to new bands, everyone gets the same commitment, and the same

    He has worked in most genres and has produced music for artists including Yonder Mountain String Band, Chuck Pyle, Megan Burtt, Bonnie & Taylor Sims, Maggie Wing, Gasoline Lollipops, Sean McGowan, Owen Kortz, eTown Handmade Songs, Driftwood Fire, Finn O'Sullivan, I'm With Her, Angie Stevens, Andy Hackbarth, Mark Oblinger, Chris Bosch, 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 some of John's production work

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