Ethan Johns

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Ethan Johns
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Background information
Born1969 (age 48–49)
Merton, London, England
GenresRock, pop, folk, indie rock, indie pop
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter, mixer, engineer
LabelsThree Crows Records
Websiteethanjohns.com

Ethan Thomas Robert Johns (born 1969, Merton, London, England)[1] is an English record producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Johns has worked with artists including Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Paul McCartney, Ray LaMontagne, Tom Jones, Kaiser Chiefs, Rufus Wainwright, The Boxer Rebellion, Crowded House, The Vaccines, Laura Marling, The Staves, and Crosby, Stills and Nash.[2][3]

Although Johns is primarily a record producer, mixer and engineer, the multi-instrumentalist has also toured with acts including Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne and Tom Jones.[4] He owns the indie record label Three Crows Music. Johns also runs Three Crows Records within Warner/Atlantic.[5][5] Johns is the son of the notable record producer and engineer Glyn Johns (The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and The Who).[6][7] In 2012, he won the Brit Award for Best British Producer.[8]

Johns released his debut solo album Independent Years (1991) followed by If Not Now Then When on vinyl in November 2012,[9] which was later released in other formats in February 2013.[10][11] His second album titled The Reckoning was released in mid-2014, and was produced by Ryan Adams.,[12] and his third and most recent album Silver Liner was released in November 2015.[13] Johns spent 15 years in Los Angeles as a record producer and musician, but currently lives and continues to make records in England.[4] Johns is represented by Global Positioning Services in Santa Monica, California.[14]

Discography[edit]

Solo discography[edit]

Selected production credits[edit]

Artist Year Album Producer Engineer Mixer Musician
White Denim 2016 Stiff
☑Y
Boy & Bear 2015 Limit of Love
☑Y
☑Y
Tom Jones Long Lost Suitcase
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Ethan Johns Silver Liner
☑Y
Ethan Johns 2014 The Reckoning
☑Y
Laura Marling 2013 Once I Was an Eagle
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Paul McCartney New
☑Y
☑Y
The Vaccines 2012 Come of Age
☑Y
☑Y
Ethan Johns If Not Now Then When
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Tom Jones Spirit in the Room
☑Y
☑Y
The Staves Dead & Born & Grown co-P
☑Y
co-M
☑Y
The Staves The Motherlode: EP co-P
☑Y
co-M
☑Y
Kaiser Chiefs 2011 Future Is Medieval/Start the Revolution Without Me
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Priscilla Ahn When You Grow Up
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Michael Kiwanuka "I'll Get Along" & "I Won't Lie" from Home Again
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
The Boxer Rebellion The Cold Still
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
The London Souls The London Souls
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Laura Marling A Creature I Don't Know
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Laura Marling 2010 I Speak Because I Can
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Tom Jones Praise & Blame
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Paolo Nutini 2009 Sunny Side Up
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Howie Payne Bright Light Ballads
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Ray LaMontagne 2008 Gossip in the Grain
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Turin Brakes 2007 Dark on Fire
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Joe Cocker Hymn for My Soul
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Crowded House Time on Earth
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Ray LaMontagne 2006 Till the Sun Turns Black
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Gerling 4
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Razorlight Razorlight
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Ryan Adams 2005 29
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Kings of Leon 2004 Aha Shake Heartbreak
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Ray LaMontagne Trouble
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Ben Kweller On My Way
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Kings of Leon 2003 Youth & Young Manhood
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Kings of Leon Holy Roller Novocaine
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Leona Naess Leona Naess
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Bernie Leadon Mirror
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Jayhawks Rainy Day Music
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Ours 2002 Precious
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Tift Merritt Bramble Rose
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Counting Crows Hard Candy
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Ryan Adams 2001 Gold
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Rufus Wainwright "California" from Poses
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Whiskeytown Pneumonia
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Phil Cody Big Slow Mover
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Glen Phillips Abulum
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Ryan Adams 2000 Heartbreaker
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Robyn Hitchcock 1999 Jewels for Sophia
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Victoria Williams 1998 Musings of a Creekdipper
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
Chris Stills 100 Year Thing
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y
☑Y

As musician[edit]

  • Drums, guitar, mandolin on John Hiatt's Stolen Moments (1990)
  • Drums on Fish's Internal Exile (1991)
  • Guitar on Mike Peters & The Poets of Justice "Exodus Tour" (1992)
  • Guitar, Drums, Producer, on Andy Stine's Time Waits (1993).
  • Electric and acoustic guitar, drums, percussion, and mandocello on Crosby, Stills and Nash's After the Storm (1994)
  • Drums on Joe Satriani – Joe Satriani "Luminous Flesh Giants" (1995)
  • Guitar, drums, percussion, omnichord, EBow, mandocello on Emmylou Harris "Red Dirt Girl" (2000)
  • Guitar, drums, percussion, mandocello, marksaphone, optigon, dulcimer, synth bass on Emmylou Harris/Linda Ronstadt "Western Wall, The Tucson Sessions" (1999)
  • Drums, bass, mandolin, mandocello, keyboards, percussion and guitars on Whiskeytown's Pnenmonia (2001) – also producer
  • Drums, guitar, mandocello, percussion, Hammond organ, vocals on Ryan Adams Gold (2001) – also producer
  • Drums and guitar on Luthea Salom Out of Without (2001)
  • Guitar, percussion on Tift Merritt Bramble Rose (2002) – also producer
  • Percussion, piano, drums, harmonium, bass and additional guitars on Ray Lamontagne Trouble (2004) – also producer
  • Drums on Dave Palmer's Romance (2006) – also producer
  • Drums on Ryan Adams 29 (2005) – also producer
  • Drums in the Backing band for the Ray Lamontagne Tour for Gossip in the Grain
  • Hammond organ, celesta, mandolin, mellotron, omnichord, electric and acoustic guitars, ukulele, dobro, mandocello, bass, tic tac bass, optigan, percussion on Paolo Nutini Sunny Side Up (2009) – also producer
  • Drums on Howard Eliott Payne "Bright Light Ballads" (2009) – also producer
  • Drums, Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Leslie), Musician, Shaker, Slide Guitar, Tiple, Vocal Harmony on Benmont Tench / You Should Be So Lucky (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ETHAN THOMAS ROBERT JOHNS director information. Free director information. Director id 900932744". Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Ethan Johns | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  4. ^ a b "Ethan Johns: Making Music His Way - Honestly - For All of Us". Huffingtonpost.com. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  5. ^ a b "The Vaccines, Kings of Leon producer Ethan Johns announces solo album". Nme.com. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  6. ^ "The Best Music, Movies, TV, Books, Games, Beer & More | Paste". Archived from the original on 8 May 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2008.
  7. ^ "Ethan Johns, Kings of Leon Producer, Joins Atlantic Records UK A&R | Billboard". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  8. ^ g (2016-02-03). "The Music Producers Guild | | Welcome to MPG Awards". Mpgawards.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  9. ^ "Ethan Johns announces debut album and UK Record Store tour | News | Music Week". Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  10. ^ "New Release: Ethan Johns". Thank Folk For That. 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  11. ^ "Ethan Johns Prepares Solo Album | News | Clash Magazine". Clashmusic.com. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  12. ^ "Ethan Johns announces release of Ryan Adams produced album 'The Reckoning'". Nme.com. 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  13. ^ "New Release & Tour: Ethan Johns - Silver Liner". Thank Folk For That. 2015-10-19. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  14. ^ "Ethan Johns: producer, engineer, mixer managed by GPS | Global Positioning Services.GPS". Global Positioning Services. Retrieved 2016-03-27.

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