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JJ Johnson

Gretsch Artist Since: 
2018
Band or Affiliations: 
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Current Kit Setup: 

Broadkaster in Solid Black Nitron
12x20 Bass Drum, 8x13” Rack Tom, 14x14” Floor Tom, 16x16” Floor Tom, 6x14” Snare Drum, 8x14” Snare Drum, 6.5x14” USA Bell Brass Snare

Influences: 

Elvin Jones, Al Jackson Jr., Levon Helm, and Kenneth Buttrey.

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

"They’re the finest drums I’ve played to date, I appreciate their long history, and many of my favorite drummers play them. It’s great to finally get the oppoutunity to play the greatest drums in the world. "

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"Always stay humble, keep your ears open, and hang with the veteran musicians and absorb all they have to say. They have invaluable lessons in many areas such as professionalism, listening to the music, and having a positive attitude. "