John MacArthur Ellis is a Canadian award winning Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist whose known for capturing the hottest sounds in the Americana, Alt Country, Folk, Singer/Songwriter and Roots Rock genres.
John takes the time to get to know the artists he produces. With a focus on authenticity and artistic integrity, his approach involves intuitively capitalizing on their unique musical qualities so they can cut through the noise. Once armed with the recordings he made with them, many artists have seen their careers launch to the next level thanks to the definition he was able to bring their sound. Over the last two decades, John’s productions have appeared in the top ten on Canadian charts, and in television placements including hit series' such as Breaking Bad, Da Vinci’s Inquest, and more.
John started gigging at the age of 12, and by 18 he was touring auditorium shows and major festivals around the world. He's supported major label artists and lent his talents to a number of high reaching stars such as The Be Good Tanyas, Colin James, Bruce Cockburn, Jim Byrnes, Doc Walker, Jeremy Fisher, Tom Jackson, Charlie Major, George Canyon, Doug & The Slugs, Barney Bentall, Ridley Bent, Leeroy Stagger, Ferron, and Jane Siberry. In addition, his core network of session players consists of the heaviest cats in the Canadian scene who have recorded and performed with the likes of Bryan Adams, The Odds, Bruce Cockburn, Jan Arden, Colin James, Chilliwack, Ian Tyson, Jim Byrnes, the Sojourners, Dan Mangan, Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Great Big Sea, and Buffy Sainte Marie, to name just a few.
With a career spanning decades in the music industry, John has access to a massive network of the top session players in Canada, and has made a name for himself among them. Whether on stage or in the studio, when you engage John MacArthur Ellis, you're sure to be surrounded by the greatest musicians the country has to offer.