Son of the return of McColgan Plays Zappa
, John's current drum clinic, has unfortunately been postponed indefinately by Steve's Music store in Montreal. Stay tuned for a new booking hopefully in the near future.
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:
Jimmy James Band... Still hosting Jam night at Smoke Meat Petes
restaurant in Ile Perrot. Come on out and jam with some great players.
Jimmy James Band is also playing this summer at the Mont Tremblant Blues Fest...
July 12th and 13th.
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 five years he has worked with several different local artists, with 9 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. He has recorded and produced 2 CD'sby The Durham County Poets
, and this year should see their 3rd CD. Most recently John produced the debut CD by a local duo, BluesReel
, a cool mixture of blues and celtic styles.
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.