Glyn Johns, winner of The 2013 Music Producers Guild Inspiration Award

The Music Producers Guild speak to producer Glyn Johns and long time friend Bill Wyman on winning The MPG Inspiration Award. When Band Of Horses released their fourth album Mirage Rock last year, there was only one man they wanted to produce it – Glyn Johns. They thought itd be a long shot for him to accept. But frontman Ben Bridwell told the NME that he basically became another member of the band, adding that it all felt very natural and the veteran producer influenced everything about the recording. Summing up Ben said "Sometimes you meet people and it feels like the stars are aligned." That has been the case throughout Glyns career since the 1960s with The Kinks, Traffic, Led Zeppelin, Boz Scaggs, Leon Russell, Paul McCartney & Wings, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, Nanci Griffith, Nine Below Zero and now added to that list Band Of Horses – just a selection of the artists who have benefitted from his talents as either engineer, mixer, producer or all three. (And) countless other budding engineers and producers have been influenced by him judging by the number of pages online dedicated to the Glyn Johns way of micing drum kits! Music has been in Glyns blood since his childhood days as a chorister and teenage years playing in a semi-professional band. His career in music began in the late 50s when he started an apprenticeship at IBC Studios in London – arguably one of the key independent studios in post war Britain and one which would play an important role in the <b>…<b>