John McCrea is a founding member of the band CAKE, which originated in Sacramento, California. McCrea is lead vocalist, primary writer and lyricist, in addition to playing rhythm acoustic guitar, piano and Vibraslap. He and the rest of the band have produced all of their albums. McCrea is a vocal activist for various causes, notably artists’ rights, environmental and clean water initiatives and world poverty. Additionally, John is a founding member of the Content Creator Coalition organization, an artist-run non-profit advocacy group representing all creators in the digital landscape.