British producer Ethan Johns began his career under the tutelage of his father, hall of fame producer Glyn Johns. Since the 90’s, Johns has worked as a producer, engineer, mixer, and occasionally touring musician for a number of artists including Ray LaMontagne (three records), Kings of Leon (three records), Joe Cocker, Tom Jones, Emmylou Harris and more recently, Laura Marling (three records). He is known for authenticity and rawness in both his live work and his recording style, preferring analog over digital methods.
In 2012 Johns’s work won him the BRIT Award for Best British Producer. In the same year, encouraged by a number of artists, Johns stepped out from behind the console and released his solo album, If Not Now Then When? The album features collaborations with a number of familiar faces including Ryan Adams and Laura Marling.
In 2014, Johns produced three songs on Paul McCartney's New album. He also produced and arranged the musical number that launched BBC Music, "God Only Knows" featuring artists such as Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Jake Bugg, Elton John and many more. In addition, he finished a follow up to his solo debut record titled The Reckoning which was produced by Ryan Adams. 2015 projects included producing and mixing Tom Jones' Long Lost Suitcase (S-Curve Records) and a forthcoming album for folk duo Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou. In 2016, Johns received an ARIA nomination for Best Rock Album for his production and mixing on Boy & Bear Limit of Love (Nettwerk).
Johns is currently touring on the back of his third solo album Silver Liner (Three Crows/Caroline International). The single "Silver Liner" from the album was nominated for an AMAUK 2017 for "UK Song of the Year". Johns recently produced and mixed 3 tracks on the new White Denim album Stiff (Downtown), the new I’m With Her album - a trio made up of Sara Watkins, Aoife O’Donovan and Sarah Jarosz, and the most recent album from Seth Lakeman ft. Wildwood Kin Ballads of the Broken Few (Cooking Vinyl). Johns was also recently the musical director for the AMAUK Awards in 2017.
|Seth Lakeman ft. Wildwood Kin||Ballads of the Broken Few (Cooking Vinyl)||P, co-M|
|White Denim||Stiff (Downtown)||P, M|
|I'm With Her||Forthcoming Album (TBD)||P|
|Boy & Bear||Limit of Love (Nettwerk)||P, M|
|Tom Jones||Long Lost Suitcaise (Virgin)||P, M, Mu|
|Paul McCartney||New (MPL/Concord)||P, Mu|
|Laura Marling||Once I Was An Eagle (EMI)||P, E, M, Mu|
|Tom Jones||Spirit In The Room (Island UK)||P, M|
|The Staves||Dead & Born & Grown (Warner)||co-P, co-M|
|The Boxer Rebellion||The Cold Still (Absentee)||P, E, M|
|Kaiser Chiefs||Future Is Medieval (Fiction/B-Unique)||P, E, M|
|Tom Jones||Praise And Blame (Island UK)||P, E, M|
|Paolo Nutini||Sunny Side Up (Atlantic UK)||P, E, M|
|Kings of Leon||Because of the Times (RCA)||co-P, E, co-M|
|Ray LaMontagne||Gossip In The Grain (RCA)||P, E, M, Mu|
|Ray LaMontagne||Trouble (RCA)||P, E, M|
|Kings of Leon||A-Ha Shake Heartbreak (RCA)||co-P, E, co-M|
|Ryan Adams||Gold (Lost Highway)||P, E, M, Mu|
|Ryan Adams||Heartbreaker (Bloodshot)||P, E, M, Mu|