John Alagía

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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 Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Serena Ryder, Brett Dennen, Rachael Yamagata, Ben Folds 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 while maintaining a second, fully equipped studio on the eastern shore of Maryland.

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]

  • For the Ride Home - Billboard Top 200 peak - #159
  • Amazing - Top 40 singles peak - #8

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

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]

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