John is now an official Headhunters
drumstick artist! Just recently inked a deal with the stick company he had been associated with for many years back in the early 2000's.
John is now a music producer... recording, mixing and helping other musicians realize their musical visions. More info below...
New Gig Confirmations:
McColgan Plays Zappa! At last the official launch of John's new clinic. This will be presented by Solo Drum Studio
, at 7270 Hutchison, Montreal. For info, video teasers of this clinic and other news, please visit John's Facebook page.
Jimmy James Band... Still hosting Jam night at Smoke Meat Petes
restaurant in Ile Perrot. Come on out and jam with some great players.
The Heavy T Brothers... John is starting up a new blues/roots band with some great local musicians and old friends: Guitarist Andrew Cowan, a long time member of the Stephen Barry Band; Bobby Stagg, keyboardist extraordinaire, veteran of many prominant local artists including Nannette Workman; and Tim 'Heavy T' Loftin, bassist, native of North Carolina and Nashville, seasoned vet of tours and recordings with a who's who of southern roots and blues music including Delbert McClinton, Leroy Parnell and many others. First gig coming up May 3 at Smoke Meat Petes.
Last year also marked the official return of the band Gogh Van Go
, with a fantastic gig at the Montreal International Jazz fest.
Future dates are TBA, while the band is in the process of recording new material.
Here's the link to the band's publicity: Gogh Van Go, 6 Media Marketing
, and here is a link to the video for the song, "Sugar"
AND: John has recently begun a new chapter in his career; now as a music producer. In the last four years he has worked with several different artists, with 8 recordings already to his credit. No Family
is a Montreal based folk/roots band who's debut album was released in 2011. He has now finished up work on their second cd, to be released as part of a documentary film later this year. In 2012 he recorded and produced the debut album by The Durham County Poets
, as well as their latest release 'Chikkaboodha Stew'. John has also produced and recorded cd's by the Justin Saladino Band
, Grouyan Gumbo,
and Sherman and Lee
. Please click on the links to check out these artists and hear examples of these recordings.
The song you may click on below is "Voodoo Music" by The Stephen Barry Band, from the CD "Here on the Highway, released in 1992.