Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Chicago native Eric Johnson has serious grooves the whole way around: from African and Latin polyrythms, to rock and r&b, to jazz, gospel and hip-hop, Eric’s power and finesse with all manifestations of the beat is exceptional. Maybe it’s all the time he has spent DJing and collecting rare records, maybe it’s a by-product of his production talents, or maybe it’s just due to his Creole heritage, but whatever the source of Eric’s musical diversity, it has made him a much-in-demand participant in projects of multiple genres for a truly impressive array of artists, including Kanye West, Angie Stone, Dru Hill, Chingy, Pras (The Fugees), Jackie Dustin, The Pentecostals of Chicago Choir, The Turks & Caicos Mass Choir, and The Arkansas Mass Choir. It’s a simple as this: Eric rages on the drums, and he breathes a fiercely dynamic fire into the rhythms of Tycoon Dog (www.tycoondog.com), Christina Gaudet (www.gaudetband.com), Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping Gospel Choir (www.revbilly.com), and Turbine (www.turbinemusic.com). Eric also plays with Midnight Sun, X Factor finalist Terisa Griffin, American Idol finalist Angela Martin, and the Grammy winning artists, the Emotions.

My Soultone Set: 

13" Hi Hats "M Series"
21" Ride "Custom Brilliant"
16" Crash "Gospel"
12" FX "FXO 5"
14" Crash "Extreme"
12" Splash "Extreme"
17" Crash "Extreme"
16" FX "FXO 12J"
RA 18" Crash
Extreme 8" Splash
18" Crash "Vintage Old School 1964"