About Us

John Mock

jmportraitJohn wears a number of hats at Drowsy Maggie. From producing and engineering to being a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and graphic designer, John brings his art to all areas.

Widely sought after as an arranger, producer, and instrumentalist, John has worked in the recording studio with such notable artists as Maura O'Connell, the Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Dolly Parton, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea and Mark O’Connor.

His orchestral arrangements have been performed by ensembles including the London Symphony, the National Symphony and the symphonies of Atlanta and Nashville.

John’s credits as composer and artist include performances with, among others, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Ireland, and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. He also appears regularly across the country as a solo artist.


Conni Ellisor

ceportraitArranger, composer & producer Conni Ellisor’s work knows no stylistic boundaries and has graced virtually all genres of contemporary American music. A consummate musician, Conni trained at the Julliard School and has since amassed over 30 years of experience as a professional violinist, composer, and arranger; accordingly, she is able to shift effortlessly between pop, country, Christian, classical, film and jingle projects. Highlights of her arranging credits, although too numerous to list in their entirety, include Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, Michael McDonald, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wynonna Judd, Guy Clark, Pam Tillis, Charlie Daniels, Suzy Bogguss, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, Phil Keaggy and the London Festival Orchestra, and Point of Grace. She has arranged and/or composed jingles for Frontier Airlines and Remax Realty and her film score credits include Ernest Goes To Jail, Ernest Scared Stupid, and Crossing the Heart.

In addition to her commercial work, Ellisor is highly respected as a classical composer. Her many commissions include works for symphonic and chamber orchestras as well as small ensembles and soloists. She has also written four ballets that have been performed around the world. Ellisor served as Composer-in-Residence for the Nashville Chamber Orchestra (1999-2002) and her works for that group include the renowned “Blackberry Winter” for dulcimer and strings and “Conversations In Silence” among many others. Both pieces garnered widespread airplay on NPR, and “Conversations In Silence” became the title track for the orchestra’s 1997 Warner Brothers debut CD. Other works of Conni's have been premiered and/or recorded by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony, Denver Brass, Camelli Quartet, New York Treble Singers, Hamburg Radio Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. Recent projects include a commission from the Nashville Symphony for a piece that was premiered in February 2011 and a piece premiered by the Tucson Symphony in January 2012.