Oral History Information
John Kurzweg is the recording engineer behind a host of successful albums including those by Creed, Jewel, Puddle of Mudd, and Eagle Eye Cherry. The Creed classic My Own Prison was recorded in John’s house as was John’s own album Wait For the Night, which was released in 1987. He grew up surrounded by music. His father a Lutheran Pastor who led a choir and his mother played the accordion. They fostered his interest in music and provided piano lessons for him when he was six and a guitar when he was nine. He played flute in school and soon began writing his own songs. His gigging seemed to take on new meaning in 1973 when he purchased a Les Paul Gold Top Gibson guitar. At about the same time John purchased a TASCAM Portastudio and began recording his own music. Soon he was recording other performers and gaining experience in a number of studios and then John’s focus changed entirely to becoming an engineer. John engineered Creed’s first three albums, the second of which was the first he recorded using Pro Tools. The passion John had as a little boy continues to this day, which was apparent when he smiled at the end of his NAMM interview and announced he was excited about going back to his studio to work on a mix.