John Alagía

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John Alagia
BornLouisville, Kentucky, U.S.
  • Record producer
  • composer
  • mixer
Associated actsDerryberry and Alagia

John Alagia is a three-time Grammy-nominated, American record producer, composer, mixer and co-founder of Drive Music. Alagia has worked with artists including Lukas Nelson, Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Serena Ryder, Brett Dennen, Rachael Yamagata, Ben Folds, Lifehouse and many others.

In his early years, Alagia honed his recording and production skills with friend Douglas Derryberry at Rutabaga Studios in Arlington, VA. Derryberry and Alagia were also an acoustic rock duo, having released three albums and done extensive touring along the East Coast. Together, they recorded and produced many Mid-Atlantic acts ranging from DMB, Vertical Horizon, Edwin McCain to Ben Folds Five and others. Today, John resides at the Village Recorder in West Los Angeles.

Derryberry & Alagia[edit]

John was a member of a band known as Derryberry and Alagia. This collaboration featured Doug Derryberry. The group released three records, as follows:

  • Reinvigorating the Wheel
  • Rutabaga Stew
  • Southpaw

Discography (partial)[edit]

Ben Folds Five[edit]

Blue Man Group[edit]


Brett Dennen[edit]

Hope For The Hopeless

Dave Matthews Band[edit]

David Gray[edit]

The Hogwaller Ramblers[edit]

  • The Hogwaller Ramblers, 1998

Josh Kelley[edit]

John Mayer[edit]

Jason Mraz[edit]

  • You and I Both - Top 40 singles peak - #15
  • Waiting for My Rocket to Come Billboard Top 200 peak - #55
  • The Remedy (2003) - Top 40 singles peak - #4


  • Dreams (2004) - ARIA certified Platinum
  • Real Life (2006) - ARIA certified Platinum


Mandy Moore[edit]

  • Wild Hope (2007) Billboard Top 200 peak - #30

Once Hush[edit]

  • Say It Anyway (1996)

Vertical Horizon[edit]

Rachael Yamagata[edit]

Ben Lee[edit]

Liz Phair[edit]

Katharine McPhee[edit]

  • Unbroken (January 5, 2010) - Billboard Top 200 peak - #27

Madi Diaz[edit]

Terra Naomi[edit]

Lena Fayre[edit]

  • I am Not A Man (2014)


  1. ^ Pittman, Sarah Marie. "Rachael Yamagata On The Road". Pollstar. Retrieved 16 August 2016.

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