• Awards for Producer of the Year

    Winner of BC Country Music Award 2012 & 2009, Nominated: 2015 & 2014
    Winner of BC Interior Music Award: 2009.
    Nominated for Canadian Country Music Award: 2013 & 2008

  • Award Winning Pedal Steel Player

    Winner of BC Country Music Award: 2014 & 2015 & Five Canadian Country Music Award nominations: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015.

  • BCCMA Nominee for Guitar Player

    Nominated for the 2012 BC Country Music Award for session work on guitar

  • Multi-Instrumentalist

    Player of keys, bass, drums, percussion, woodwind, and strings of many kinds: guitars, pedal steel, banjo, dobro, mandolin and more.

In Session with Tom Jackson

Photo By: Bill BorgwardtJohn is in studio with the one and only Tom Jackson this week, putting down guitar tracks for his album being produced by Tom McKillip (One More Girl, Aaron Pritchett, Ian Tyson).

Chris Ronald CD Release

John Ellis' work with the U.K.'s very own Chris Ronald has led to the completion of a meaningful and melodic folk studio album.  Tonight at the Anza Club, Chris Ronald will debut the album on stage with John Ellis, Graham Coleman, Rob Becker, Shawn Souci, Deanna Knight and friends at his side.

Mixing Brad Darrid

John is currently in the mixing stages on Brad Darrid's album.  Release date coming soon!

Producing Jack Connolly

John is working on an album with Jack Connolly for Curve Records. Recorded at The Tragically Hip's studio, the Bath House, this dynamic rockin' roots album will be released in 2014.  Check out Jack Connolly at his website www.jackconnolly.com

Producing the winter away

John has kept extremely busy this winter producing, editing and engineering projects for several artists including: Kylee Epp, Jack Connelly, Brad Darrid and Karen Lee Batten and Ridley Bent.  Stay tuned for release dates!

4th Round for Ridley Bent

Back by popular demand, John has commenced work on a fourth studio album for Ridley Bent.  Stay tuned for more details.

John Ellis: Producer of the Year


John has once again won the award for Producer of the Year from the BC Country Music Awards!

John Ellis receives CCMA Nominations

John Ellis has received Canadian Country Music Award nominations for Record Producer of the Year (Doc Walker/16 & 1) and for Special Instrument (Ridley Bent/Session). 

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John Ellis touring with Doc Walker

John Ellis will be rippin' it up on stage touring with Doc Walker this summer, adding pedal steel and keys/organ to their bustlin' live shows!  For complete tour details, visit: www.docwalker.ca

Juno Nomination for Doc Walker!

Doc Walker's Album "16 & 1" Produced by John MacArthur Ellis has received a 2012 Juno Nomination for 'Country Album of the Year'!