John McEntire (born April 9, 1970 in Portland, Oregon) is an American recording engineer, drummer and multi-instrumentalist based in Chicago. He is best known for being in Tortoise and The Sea and Cake, as well as being a producer and engineer.
McEntire started playing drums at age 10. Throughout high school, he performed in several award-winning marching bands and studied privately for seven years. He went on to attend Oberlin Conservatory initially as a percussion major, but eventually switched to study in the school's then newly created program for Technology in Music and Related Arts.