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John Alagia is a three-time Grammy-nominated, American record producer, composer, mixer and co-founder of Drive Music. Alagia has worked with artists including Lukas Nelson, Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Serena Ryder, Brett Dennen, Rachael Yamagata, Ben Folds and many others.

John Alagia
BornLouisville, Kentucky, U.S.
  • Record producer
  • composer
  • mixer
Associated actsDerryberry and Alagia

In his early years, Alagia honed his recording and production skills with friend Douglas Derryberry at Rutabaga Studios in Arlington, VA. Derryberry and Alagia were also an acoustic rock duo, having released three albums and done extensive touring along the East Coast. Together, they recorded and produced many Mid-Atlantic acts ranging from DMB, Vertical Horizon, Edwin McCain to Ben Folds Five and others. Today, John resides at the Village Recorder in West Los Angeles.


Derryberry & AlagiaEdit

John was a member of a band known as Derryberry and Alagia. This collaboration featured Doug Derryberry. The group released three records, as follows:

  • Reinvigorating the Wheel
  • Rutabaga Stew
  • Southpaw

Discography (partial)Edit

Ben Folds FiveEdit

Blue Man GroupEdit


Brett DennenEdit

Hope For The Hopeless

Dave Matthews BandEdit

David GrayEdit

The Hogwaller RamblersEdit

  • The Hogwaller Ramblers, 1998

Josh KelleyEdit

John MayerEdit

Jason MrazEdit

  • You and I Both - Top 40 singles peak - #15
  • Waiting for My Rocket to Come Billboard Top 200 peak - #55
  • The Remedy (2003) - Top 40 singles peak - #4


  • Dreams (2004) - ARIA certified Platinum
  • Real Life (2006) - ARIA certified Platinum


Mandy MooreEdit

  • Wild Hope (2007) Billboard Top 200 peak - #30

Once HushEdit

  • Say It Anyway (1996)

Vertical HorizonEdit

Rachael YamagataEdit

Ben LeeEdit

Liz PhairEdit

Katharine McPheeEdit

  • Unbroken (January 5, 2010) - Billboard Top 200 peak - #27

Madi DiazEdit

Terra NaomiEdit

Lena FayreEdit

  • I am Not A Man (2014)


  1. ^ Pittman, Sarah Marie. "Rachael Yamagata On The Road". Pollstar. Retrieved 16 August 2016.

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