John Congleton

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John Congleton
  • Record producer
  • engineer
  • mixer
  • writer
  • programmer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1998–present
Associated acts

John Congleton is a Grammy Award-winning American record producer, engineer, mixer and writer.

In addition to his production work, Congleton has fronted the alternative rock band the Paper Chase, and writes music for a newer project entitled the Nighty Nite. He has also written music for various other projects, including MTV's Jackass, the Discovery Channel, Friday Night Lights, Evil Lives Here, and several Halloween sound effects/music CDs. He won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album for producing St. Vincent's self-titled album.[1]

In January 2016 it was announced that Congleton and the Nighty Nite would be releasing a full-length studio album on April 1 of that year.

Selected production work[edit]

Congleton has worked with the following musicians and groups.[2][3]

Selected engineering work[edit]

  • Dallas Symphony Orch. "A Dayful of Song"
  • Kirk Franklin & the Family Kingdom "Come - O.S.T."
  • Prince of Egypt -" O.S.T."
  • Bono (w/Kirk Franklin) "Lean On Me"[citation needed]
  • Nu Nation Project
  • Jackie McCullough "This is for You, Lord"
  • The Roots w/Erykah Badu "You Got Me" (Single)[citation needed]
  • MC Breed Let's "Go To the Club"
  • Modest Mouse Float on/Bukowski
  • Erykah Badu[citation needed]


Band member[edit]

Musically, Congleton is best known for being a founding member of the band The Paper Chase, an alternative rock band formed in Dallas, TX in 1998. The band was signed to Kill Rock Stars and Southern Records. Their albums "God Bless Your Black Heart" and "Now You Are One Of Us" have been released on vinyl by the Austrian label Trost Records. [2] Congleton produced all the band's material to date. He also wrote all of the material, with a few exceptions: Bobby Weaver co-wrote "A Face That Could Launch a Thousand Ships" and "Off with Their Heads" from the album Young Bodies Heal Quickly, You Know. Mike Sanger co-wrote "Throw Your Body on the Apparatus", and Elliot Figg co-wrote "When You Least Expect It," both from the aforementioned album. Since the dissolution of The Paper Chase, he has formed The Nighty Nite with former Paper Chase bandmate Jason Garner.


  • David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
  • St. Vincent - Strange Mercy, St. Vincent, & Actor



  • Angel Olsen "Burn Your Fire For No Witness"
  • Swans "To Be Kind"
  • The New Transit Direction - Wonderful Defense Mechanisms
  • Micah P Hinson "Micah P. Hinson and the Red Empire Orchestra"


John Congleton's music is included in the soundtrack for the live action feature film Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012), based on the best selling graphic novel of the same name.[5]


  1. ^ "John Congleton".
  2. ^ "John Congleton - Biography, Albums, & Streaming Radio - AllMusic".
  3. ^ "John Congleton".
  4. ^ "Hold/Still, by Suuns".
  5. ^ "Bad Kids Go to Hell". 7 December 2012 – via IMDb.

Interviews and External links[edit]