John Jennings (musician)

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John Jennings
Origin USA
Genres Rock, Country
Occupation(s) Guitarist, record producer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 197x-present
Associated acts Mary Chapin Carpenter

John Jennings is an American musician: a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer.

Among his credits as a producer are eight albums which he produced for Mary Chapin Carpenter, as well as releases by BeauSoleil, John Gorka, and Janis Ian. Jennings has played acoustic, electric, slide, lap, steel and baritone guitars, synthesizers, organ, piano and percussion, sung background vocals and/or produced albums for Carpenter, the Indigo Girls, the Rankin Family, Niamh Kavanagh, Cheryl Wheeler, Iris DeMent, George Jones, Robin & Linda Williams and Auldridge, Reid & Coleman, among many others. As a recording artist, he has five albums to his credit.

After Bill Danoff (of the Starland Vocal Band) introduced him to Mary Chapin Carpenter, they began performing together in the Washington, D.C. area. An album recorded to be sold at their shows was released by Columbia Records as Carpenter's 1987 debut album, Hometown Girl.

He has been nominated for several Grammy awards, and has won more than 20 Wammie (Washington Area Music Association) awards over the last 20 years.

John Jennings was also an early member of Pentagram.



  • Buddy (1997)
  • I Belong To You (1998)
  • More Noise From Nowhere (2007)
  • It's All Good (2007)