ETHAN JOHNS

PRODUCER | MIXER | ARTIST

Ethan Johns is known for working with artists such as Ray Lamontagne, Kings of Leon, Paul McCartney, The Boxer Rebellion, Ryan Adams, The Staves, Nick Mulvey,  Tom Jones, and Laura Marling.

Biography

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).

 

In 2017, the single “Silver Liner” from his third solo album was nominated for an AMAUK Award for “UK Song of the Year”. Johns recently produced and mixed multiple songs on the new White Denim album Stiff (Downtown); produced and co-mixed the forthcoming I’m With Her album; produced the most recent album from Seth Lakeman ft. Wildwood Kin Ballads of the Broken Few (Cooking Vinyl), as well as The Strypes’ Spitting Image (Virgin/EMI) and Nick Mulvey’s Wake Up Now (Fiction/Universal).

Selected Discography

ALBUM

ARTIST

CREDITS

ALBUM

Nick Mulvey

ARTIST

Wake Up Now (Fiction/Universal)

CREDITS

Co-P

ALBUM

Spitting Image (Virgin EMI)

ARTIST

The Strypes

CREDITS

P, M

ALBUM

Ballads of the Broken Few (Cooking Vinyl)

ARTIST

Seth Lakeman ft. Wildwood Kin

CREDITS

P, co-M

ALBUM

Year of The Rabbit (Sony Masterworks)

ARTIST

Allison Pierce

CREDITS

P, E, Mu, Arr

ALBUM

Stiff (Downtown)

ARTIST

White Denim

CREDITS

P, M

ALBUM

See You Around (Rounder)

ARTIST

I'm With Her

CREDITS

P

ALBUM

Limit of Love (Nettwerk)

ARTIST

Boy & Bear

CREDITS

P, M

ALBUM

Long Lost Suitcaise (Virgin)

ARTIST

Tom Jones

CREDITS

P, M, Mu

ALBUM

New (MPL/Concord)

ARTIST

Paul McCartney

CREDITS

P, Mu

ALBUM

Once I Was An Eagle (EMI)

ARTIST

Laura Marling

CREDITS

P, E, M, Mu

ALBUM

Spirit In The Room (Island UK)

ARTIST

Tom Jones

CREDITS

P, M

ALBUM

Dead & Born & Grown (Warner)

ARTIST

The Staves

CREDITS

co-P, co-M

*Credit Key: P – Producer, E – Engineer, M – Mixer

Featured Audio

1. Ethan Johns "Whip Poor Will" - P, E, Mu, W

5:03

2. Joe Cocker "Hymn 4 My Soul" -P,E,M

3:54

3. Kings Of Leon "Molly's Chambers" (RCA) -P,E,M

2:18

4. Laura Marling "Goodbye England" (EMI) - P,E,M

3:47

5. Paolo Nutini "Candy" (Atlantic UK) - P,E,M

4:59

6. Ray LaMontagne "Trouble" (RCA) -P,E,M

4:02

7. Ryan Adams "Do I Wait" (Lost Highway) -P,E,M

3:53

8. The Boxer Rebellion "Step Out Of The Car" (Absentee) - P,E,M

3:03

9. U2 "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" (Island) - E

4:14

10. The Vaccines "Teenage Icon" (Columbia) - P

3:05

11. Tom Jones "Ain't No Grave" (Island UK) -P,E,M

3:10

12. White Denim "Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)" (Downtown) -P, M

3:57

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