John McEntire

Recording engineer/producer/mixer; Drummer/percussionist, composer. Founding and current member of Tortoise and The Sea & Cake (both 1993-present); former contributing/touring member of Red Krayola and Gastr Del Sol. Extensive international touring with these groups and many others.

It may come as a surprise to many that a founding member of Tortoise and The Sea & Cake is a house engineer at The Hallowed Halls, but since 2019, that’s been the case. His music speaks for itself, but John’s resume as a recording engineer and producer is just as impressive.

Broken Social Scene
Modest Mouse
Teenage Fanclub
Jaga Jazzist
Fiery Furnaces
The High Llamas
The Sea & Cake


We’re excited to make your project a success, and welcome music of all genres. With two studios and a variety of house engineers, we can accommodate most reasonable budgets so let us know what you need.

* Note - For all bookings utilizing a guest engineer, a house assistant engineer is required to help setup and teardown for $15/hr. They will make your life much easier and your tracks will be happy. We love welcoming in new engineers and producers but everyone needs a little equipment tutorial the first time through.



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