About Me


At age 13, John Cotton built his first PA, and he’s been hooked on technical production ever since.
A graduate of Binghamton University, John studied engineering and theatre, testing his skills on everything from stage production to the University’s first all-student run television station. Over the last 15 years, John continued to work in television, theater, and recording studios, but has focused primarily on sound for live events.
He has worked for regional and national sound companies; engineered at large festivals and in dive bars; and toured extensively throughout the United States and internationally, supporting local and world-famous artists, corporate events, and U.S. Presidents. Most recently John has served as touring Audio Engineer and Production Manager for John Michael Talbot
Professionally John is interested in all aspects of event production from large-scale system design down to building road cases and choosing the right truck. In recent years John has renewed his interest in recording – honing his skills with the latest available technologies and equipment, and building a compact, cost effective (aka Frugal), PC based portable recording rig.
Alongside his work John is interested in the Catholic faith, American history, old houses, and making sawdust. Asked to describe himself John responds:

“I think the best craftsmen are those who understand all aspects of the job at hand – the creative and the practical. So I try to understand the big picture, to be a Jack of all trades. Above all, I’d like to be known for working hard and doing what it takes to get the job done.”