The latest chapter in John McColgan’s musical career started in 2010/11 with musical and compositional experiments in Garage band, which led to learning, and working with, Logic Pro audio software.

In 2011, he began work recording and producing the debut CD of local blues and roots group, The Durham County Poets, followed by a CD for folk group No Family. Later that year also saw him working in a completely different style, producing recordings by The Justin Saladino Trio, in the blues-rock vein. In 2014 he produced, recorded, mixed and provided drumming for the critically acclaimed sophomore CD by the Durham County Poets, “Chikkaboodah Stew”, followed by their 3rd CD, "Grimshaw Road.

He has since become a sought-after producer and engineer, now putting his years of experience as a session drummer to use on the “other side of the glass”. Working both in his home studio (JMC Studio), Riverfield Studio in the Chateauguay valley and at other studios in and around Montreal.
Most recently he recorded and mixed the debut release by the country/roots group Mama's Broke, the Canadian folk music award winning, "Count the Wicked".
John has also completed work on CD’s by; Grouyan Gombo, BluesReel, No Family, Isabel Belina, Sherman & Lee and others.

“Working with other musicians, producing, recording and mixing, has given me the opportunity to be creative on a whole new level. I look forward to building on the knowledge I’ve acquired and working in as many genres of music as I can. It is something I have wanted to do for over 15 years now, and it is a true joy to be able to work and create in this way”..

Here are examples of recording projects John has been involved in:

Mama's Broke                          'Count the Wicked'                  2017
BluesReel                                 ‘Riverfield’                                2015      
Grouyan Gombo                       ‘Pooyie’                                   2015
Sherman and Lee                     ‘Lost and Found’                    2014
Durham County Poets             'Grimshaw Road'                    2017
                                                   ‘Chikkaboudha Stew'             2014
                                                  ‘Where the River Flows’         2012
Justin Saladino Band            ‘The Naked Robbers’               2012
No Family                                 ‘No Family’                              2011     
                                                 ‘Keep My Devil Down’             2015