James McAlister

Producer, Drummer, Beat Maker

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Hello, I'm a longtime session drummer and sound maker...I'd love to bring my musical perspectives to your project. My recording credits include Sufjan Stevens' catalog, The National, numerous Film and TV scores, as well as Taylor Swift's Grammy-nominated album Folklore and Evermore.

Having been recording remotely from my studio for clients worldwide for many years, I have an efficient workflow that also leaves space for creativity. My goal is always to serve the song, while also bringing something fresh or unexpected.

I'm able to track acoustic drums or add drum programming as well as various percussion sounds. I also have a generous collection of analog synthesizers and effects if the session calls for that.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

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  • Deserta
  • Deserta
  • Big Red Machine
  • Big Red Machine
  • The Album Leaf
  • The Album Leaf
  • James McAlister
  • James McAlister
  • James McAlister
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Gracie Abrams
  • Gracie Abrams
  • Gracie Abrams
  • Gracie Abrams
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Lowell Brams
  • Eve Owen
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Adia Victoria
  • SYML
  • SYML
  • SYML
  • SYML
  • SYML
  • Big Red Machine
  • Mack Brock
  • Marie Miller
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Nico Muhly
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • James McAlister
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Nico Muhly
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • James McAlister
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Nico Muhly
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • James McAlister
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Nico Muhly
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • James McAlister
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Nico Muhly
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • James McAlister
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Nico Muhly
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • James McAlister
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Nico Muhly
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • James McAlister
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Nico Muhly
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • James McAlister
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Nico Muhly
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • James McAlister
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Nico Muhly
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • James McAlister
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Nico Muhly
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • James McAlister
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Nico Muhly
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • James McAlister
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Nico Muhly
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • James McAlister
  • The National
  • The Brilliance
  • The Brilliance
  • The Album Leaf
  • The Album Leaf
  • The Album Leaf
  • The Album Leaf
  • The Album Leaf
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • All Sons & Daughters
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  • Eric Hutchinson
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  • Ivan & Alyosha
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  • Avril Lavigne
  • Andrew Belle
  • Andrew Belle
  • Andrew Belle
  • Citizens
  • Clare & the Reasons
  • Clare & the Reasons
  • Shannon Stephens
  • Shannon Stephens
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Jesse Harris
  • Rosie Thomas
  • Josh Ottum
  • Josh Ottum
  • Denison Witmer
  • Denison Witmer
  • Chase Pagan
  • Chase Pagan
  • Chase Pagan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
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  • David Bazan
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  • Law of the Least Effort
  • Casey Foubert
  • James McAlister
  • Casey Foubert
  • James McAlister
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Shannon Stephens
  • Shannon Stephens
  • Denison Witmer
  • Denison Witmer
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  • Paul Lippert
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  • Beau Jennings
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  • The Welcome Wagon
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  • Karl Blau
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  • Josh Ottum
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  • Josh Ottum
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  • Sufjan Stevens
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  • Jeremy Enigk
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  • Denison Witmer
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  • Sufjan Stevens
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  • Ester Drang
  • Shannon Stephens
  • Shannon Stephens
  • Lanz
  • Lanz
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  • Lanz
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  • Brillance
  • Taylor Swift
  • Kevin Lee Florence
  • Kevin Lee Florence
  • Kevin Lee Florence
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  • Lanz
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  • Emily Hearn
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  • Eric Henderson
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  • Rob Simonsen
  • The Album Leaf
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  • Adia Victoria
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  • The Album Leaf
  • Taylor Swift
  • Taylor Swift
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