John Porter
Production | Mixing | Engineering

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John Porter


Production | Mixing | Engineering


INTRO



John Porter is a recording industry icon, having produced well over 100 albums, including 13 Grammy award winners. He is himself a two-time Grammy nominee, nominated for both ‘Producer of The Year’ (Los Lonely Boys) and for ‘Best Engineered Album’ (Keb Mo, Suitcase). John is best known for his production work with legendary artists such as The Smiths, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Roxy Music, and Ryan Adams.


Production Highlights


  • 1973: Bryan Ferry – A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall (Island Records)
  • 1973: Bryan Ferry – These Foolish Things (Atlantic)
  • 1984: The Smiths – The Smiths (Rough Trade)
  • 1985: The Smiths – The Queen is Dead (Rough Trade)
  • 1986: Billy Bragg – Talking With The Taxman About Poetry (Go! Discs)
  • 1991: Buddy Guy – Damn Right I’ve Got The Blues (Silvertone Records)
  • 1993: Taj Mahal – Dancing The Blues (Private Music)
  • 1993: Buddy Guy – Feels Like Rain (Silvertone Records)
  • 1994: Keb’ Mo’ – Keb’ Mo’ (Epic)
  • 1994: Otis Rush – Ain’t Enough Comin’ In (This Way Up)
  • 1994: Go-Go’s – Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go’s (I.R.S. Records)
  • 1994: Chris Thomas – 21st Century Blues...From Da ‘Hood (Private Music)
  • 1995: Chris Thomas – My Pain, Your Pleasure (Private Music)
  • 1996: Keb’ Mo’ – Just Like You (Okeh, Epic)
  • 1996: Taj Mahal – Phantom Blues (Private Music)
  • 1997: Taj Mahal – Señor Blues (Private Music)
  • 1997: B.B. King – Deuces Wild (MCA Records)
  • 2000: Jimmy Smith – Dot Com Blues (Blue Thumb Records)
  • 2000: R.L. Burnside – Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down (Epitaph)
  • 2001: Lucky Peterson – Double Dealin’ (Blue Thumb Records)
  • 2003: Ryan Adams – Love is Hell, Pt. 1 & 2 (Lost Highway)
  • 2003: Elvis Costello And The Attractions – Punch The Clock (Rhino Records)
  • 2004: Missy Higgins – The Sound of White (Eleven: A Music Company)
  • 2004: Los Lonely Boys – Los Lonely Boys (Epic, Or Music)
  • 2004: Jon Cleary – Pin Your Spin (Basin Street Records)
  • 2006: Keb’ Mo’ – Suitcase (Epic)
  • 2007: Cat Empire – So Many Nights (EMI)
  • 2008: Jon Cleary – Mo’ Hippa (FHQ Records)
  • 2008: The Rockettes – The Radio City Rockettes Sing Your Christmas Favorites (Mega Media)
  • 2009: Tommy Castro – Hard Believer (Alligator Records)
  • 2011: The Dunwells – Blind Sighted Faith (Playing In Traffic)
  • 2012: Jon Cleary – Occapella (FHQ Records)
  • 2013: Tommy Malone – Natural Born Days(M.C. Records)
  • 2015: Rickie Lee Jones – The Other Side of Desire (Universal Music)
  • 2016: Jon Cleary – Go-Go Juice (FHQ Records)
  • 2016: Roddie Romero And The Hub City All-Stars – Gulfstream (Octavia Records)

* Bold indicates Grammy winners.


Other Career Highlights


  • 2016: Named Producer of the Year by OffBeat Magazine
  • 2010 – 2011: Guest Lecturer, Loyola University Dept. of Music
  • 2002 – 2003: Music director and producer for “Red, White & Blues” episode featured in Martin Scorcese’s documentary series The Blues
  • 1999 – 2002: Founder of Jericho Records & President of Cello Studios (formerly Oceanway)
  • 1996 - 1997: Musical Director, Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation
  • 1996: Musical Director, House of Blues Los Angeles Launch
  • 1981 – 1985: Contract Producer for BBC Radio One
  • 1974 – 1976: House Engineer for Apple Studios, London