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John McTigue III
Jim Lauderdale & Emmylou Harris
Independent Artist
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 Award winning drummer John McTigue III, currently recording and playing with Grammy Award Winning Raul Malo (The Mavericks), began making noise at a very early age.

Well respected with a unique sound and style, John has played everywhere and with almost everybody. From small clubs, to touring with nationally known artists all around the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, South America and the UK. John has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO specials, Good Morning America, CMT, GAC and numerous appearances on the Grand Ole Opry.

A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts John earned a degree in 20th century composition and headed off to Nashville, Tennessee where he quickly started making his mark in the music scene.

A versatile drummer, John plays all styles of music, but being Nashville based he gravitated toward the rock-a-billy and alternative country sounds.

A founding member of the well-known Nashville band Brazilbilly, John was instrumental in putting the "Latin beats" behind the band's traditional country and rockabilly sound. Brazilbilly spent a year opening for the internationally popular BR-549.

John and Brazilbilly were profiled in US News and World Report for their part in the revitalization of Nashville's historic Lower Broadway music scene.

Some of the artists John has worked with include:  Raul Malo, Vassar Clements, Hank Williams lll, Keith Gattis, Mandy Barnett, James Intveld, Flaco Jimenez, Hal Ketchum, Carlene Carter, Wanda Jackson, Dale Watson, John McEwen, Chuck Mead, Charlie Louvin, Rosie Flores, Connie Smith, Gary Bennett, John Carter Cash, Wylie & Wild West,  David Lee Murphy,  Ty Herdon, Ashton Sheperd,  Louis Borges,  David Amram, Shannon Lawson Bombshell, Chris Scruggs, and Jypsi.

John's string arrangements can be heard on various albums in many
styles, including rock producer and artist Keith Gattis.