Kevin started playing a snare drum and cymbal at the age of 5. His first "gig" was a bongo part in a 2nd grade play. Playing all thru grade schools he learned the importance of dynamics and to play in an ensemble setting. Kevin's main drumming influence has always been that of Bill Kreutzman of the Grateful Dead. Kevin latched right onto the New Riders from the very 1st "8 track" which he still has. With a blend or preference to the styles of swing, jazz, country and improvisation his playing is often called "lyrical" as he tends to "color" the musical landscape. Some of Kevins other gigs are: Sandy Mack Jamily,
Penque-Diomede Band, Alligator, Suburban Hillbillies, Ring of Fire Band Flathead Dave and the Magnetos
Kevin Johnson - Drums
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