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John Wooler
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History: With 26 Grammy nominations and 5 wins, Wooler is best known for his production work with numerous legendary and new breaking artists from Albert Collins, Pop Staples to Dan Brodie and the Young Dubliners. Partial credits include: Hadda Brooks, the Icebreakers, Bill & Bonnie Hearne, Larry McCray, Eliades Ochoa , Mike Oldfield, Wanda Jackson, Siedah, Robben Ford and Pepesito Reyes, to name a few.

John brings his vast expertise in the area of A&R as former Senior VP at Virgin Records America and as President of Point Blank Records, the label he launched and ran for thirteen years. He is responsible for signing John Lee, Van Morrison, John Hammond, Pops Staples and Siedah among others.
He currently serves on the advisory board and consults with various record companies including the EMI Music Group.

John has set a track record for developing and signing new acts including Dan Brodie whose debut was nominated for two Ari Awards (equivalent of a Grammy in Australia).

Wooler who is outspoken about the current Music trends, is an in-demand speaker and contributor to various industry panels and educational organizations. He's part-time professor at Cal State Pomona Music Dept.

Wooler knew legendary Johnny Lee Hooker (passed away at age 83 in 2001) and said the blues master was a ``very humble, sweet man, always in good spirits. He just kept going. .... He wanted to keep working. He was planning to do a new record, but he hadn't started," says John Wooler.

An Avid photographer, John has contributed to numerous albums.

Nominated for 2003 Latin Grammy Award, Wooler has produced the new album called Sublime Ilusion (Higher Octave World) by Cuban guitarist and Buena Vista Social Club member Eliades Ochoa (with guest musicians Ry Cooder, David Hidalgo, and Charlie Musselwhite). He also produced the new release by Siedah on Om/Higher Octive featuring "Man In The Mirror" (written by Siedah & formerly performed by Michael Jackson).

Current Credits: Most recently John has joined Sunset Strip.com where he hosts the JW Roots Show.

John produced guitar great Robben Ford's cd on Concord Jazz with Niko Bolas engineering. Latest releases from Wanda Jackson (with Elvis Costello and Dave Alvin) and Eraul Malo (Marverick's lead singer) both on CMH Records were produced by Wooler. John Wooler (Point Blank/Virgin) is the VP of Music Services and Licensing at PlayNetwork.

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John Wooler

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