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Brian McTear

Philadelphia, PA

Brian McTear has been a Philadelphia musician and record producer since 1996. He was named Best Producer by the Philadelphia City Paper in 2002. At his recording studio, Miner Street Recordings, McTear has produced recordings by Sharon Van EttenDr. DogThe Dead MilkmenTwin SisterStrand of OaksPort St. WillowMatt Pond PA and many others. He recently mixed Joan Osborne’s 2013 Grammy Nominated album, Bring It On Homeas well as recordings by Joshua StamperDanielsonLushlifeNightlands and others. 


Brian McTear co-founded Weathervane Music in 2009, a non-profit music organization whose mission is to advance independent music and the community that surrounds it, and of which he is Executive Director. He is the creator of Weathervane’s flagship series Shaking Through, the music and video series that features the  recording studio performances of exceptional emerging musicians as they record 1 song in 2 days – start to finish, no exceptions, no safety net.  Now begining production of its 5th season, Shaking Through has made some of the most compelling work by artists such as Sharon Van Etten, Twin Sister, Hop Along, Helado Negro and many others. 


McTear is a graduate of The Hill School, and attended West Chester University from 1991 to 1995.

Shaking Through : Lushlife

Shaking Through: Lushlife
11/20/2013 – Vol. 4, Episode 8 in the Shaking Through 2013 Series features Lushlife. Directed by Peter English. Produced by Brian McTear. Arranged by Joshua Stamper. Photography Phil Bradshaw. Edited by David Milstein and Sean Huber. Camera Operators Peter English, Larry DeMark, and David Milstein. Production Supervisor Nicky Devine. Production Coordinator Sean Huber. Field Audio Matt Schimelfenig, Still Photography by Peter English, Larry DeMark and David Milstein. For more info: ShakingThrough.com

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Shaking Through : Recording The Toynbee Suite

Shaking Through: Lushlife
11/20/2013 – Vol. 4, Episode 8 in the Shaking Through 2013 Series features Lushlife. Directed by Peter English. Produced by Brian McTear. Arranged by Joshua Stamper. Photography Phil Bradshaw. Edited by David Milstein and Sean Huber. Camera Operators Peter English, Larry DeMark, and David Milstein. Production Supervisor Nicky Devine. Production Coordinator Sean Huber. Field Audio Matt Schimelfenig, Still Photography by Peter English, Larry DeMark and David Milstein. For more info: ShakingThrough.com

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