Drum Tracks

B & W Drums at Megasound

“I’ve worked with Doug many times in the past. My first project with him was Logan05,  an LA band who briefly performed around Hollywood in the early 2000’s. Doug’s timing was impeccable and we were lucky to have such a talented drummer. When we recorded our album in the studio, Doug was always prepared and recorded in a timely manner. Doug knows music and always has excellent suggestions that generally help the songs along. Years after Logan05 disbanded I recorded my first solo EP. When seeking out a drummer, I didn’t have to look far. Doug was available and worked around my schedule and budget and was always pleasant. Six years later when my band Claire On A Dare were set to record, our drummer abruptly pulled out and left me to find someone on short notice. Doug came to the rescue and performed wonderfully on our EP, with only one long rehearsal under his belt. Doug’s enthusiasm brings a positive energy to any performance or session. I highly recommend him for any serious gig or studio project. If you want a solid dependable drummer, Doug is your man.”
Stephen Dix, Bay Area Musician, Songwriter, Recording Artist

“For over 20+ years, I have known and worked with Doug in every aspect of music production. As a session player, writer/arranger, his talents will no-doubt increase the quality of your project.”
Jeff Cowan, Owner, Goldmine Recording Studios, Ventura, CA

“Doug is one of very few drummers who truly plays musically. He instinctively understands the emotion of a work after just a couple listens and crafts a percussion landscape that brings the story to a whole new level. He came through at the last minute for Claire on a Dare and helped us produce our best album to date. I appreciate his professionalism and artistry. I’m looking forward to working with Doug again as soon as possible.”
Carla Riggi Vocalist, Claire on a Dare, Notes From Strangers

“Mr. Johnson has the unique ability to groove to a click track. We ran into him while making a record that formed the basis of “The Santa Barbara Music Scene”. If you need somebody that can groove to a click Mr. Johnson is your man!”
Ian A. Stewart, President & CEO, The Music Channel, Inc.

Studio Recordings Doug Has Drummed On

Take this link for some live videos )
 


Young Guitar Player 
(Country Rock)

Damian Bujanda
Damian Bujanda – Hammond M3, Vocals
Rick Reeves – Guitars
Oly Larios – Bass
Doug Johnson – Drums
Ross Stein – Recording Engineer and Producer
Recorded and mixed 2016 at Megasound Studios, Ventura, CA


Brand New Oblivion
(Post Punk)

WARNING! Contains one explicit lyric

Stephen Paul DixDrumming at Megasound
Stephen Paul Dix – Vocals and Guitars
Stan Taylor – Bass
Doug Johnson – Drums
Produced by Stephen Paul Dix and Earle Mankey
Recorded October 2008 by Earle Mankey at Earle’s Launching Pad, Thousand Oaks, CA

Skutch (very Lo-Fi Jazz Funk)

Jim LaDiana
Jim LaDiana – Guitar
Trevor Lindsey – Bass
Doug Johnson – Drums
Recorded and “mixed” in 2008 by Doug Johnson with six cheap microphones in a small bedroom with two beds, two dressers, a night stand, a drum set and a table with a BR-1600.

Rene (Latin Jazz)

Bruce T. Conaway / Bruce Conaway Music, BMI
Bruce Conaway – Yamaha 6-String Bass
Tom Buckner – Tenor Saxophone (Head and outro solo)
Gabe Chessher – Tenor Saxophone (1st solo)
Tim Carroll – Guitar
Ladell Marsh – Piano
Stanford Lewis – Congas
Cougar Estrada – Timbales
Doug Johnson – Drums
Produced by Bruce Conaway
Recorded August 2004 by Jeff Cowan at Goldmine Studios Ventura


Broke And Lonely 
(Country Rock)

Tim Carroll
Tim Carroll – Guitars and Vocals
Damian Bujanda – Hammond M3
Nick St. Nicholas – Bass
Doug Johnson – Drums
Ross Stein – Recording Engineer and Producer
Recorded and mixed 2015-2016 at Megasound Studios, Ventura, CA


Roses Everywhere 
(Psychedelic Garage Groove)

Greg Lanner
Greg Lanner – Vocals, Guitars, Bass and Keyboard
Doug Johnson – Drums and Keyboard

Recorded and “mixed” the summer of 2010 with six cheap microphones in a small bedroom with two beds, two dressers, a night stand, a drum set and a table with the BR-1600.


From
 Claire On A Dare: (Post Punk)

Hiding In Plain Site
http://www.reverbnation.com/claireonadare/song/18410338-hiding-in-plain-sight
Asunder
https://www.reverbnation.com/claireonadare/song/18410331-asunder
Broken TV
https://www.reverbnation.com/claireonadare/song/18410311-broken-tv
Distant Star
https://www.reverbnation.com/claireonadare/song/18410317-distant-star
Neon Signs
https://www.reverbnation.com/claireonadare/song/18410324-neon-signs

All songs from Bay Area Indie Rockers Claire On A Dare’s 2013 EP “This Is Claire On A Dare”

Stephen Paul Dix

Stephen Paul Dix – Guitars and Bass
Carla Riggi – Vocals
Doug Johnson – Drums
Produced by Stephen Paul Dix, Carla Riggi and Earle Mankey
Recorded Spring 2013 by Earle Mankey at Earle’s Launching Pad, Thousand Oaks, CA


I Will 
(Rock)

Music & Lyrics – Joe Hamilton  www.joehamiltonmusic.com
Arrangement – None More One
Joe Hamilton – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Bruce Conaway – Bass
James Hurley – Electric Guitar  www.jameshurleymusic.com
Doug Johnson – Drums
Produced by Joe Hamilton, Doug Johnson, and Jeff Cowan
Recorded June 2000 by Jeff Cowan at Goldmine Studios Ventura


Cowgirl 
(Country Rock)

Tim Carroll
Tim Carroll – Guitars and Vocals
Damian Bujanda – Hammond M3
Nick St. Nicholas – Bass
Doug Johnson – Drums
Ross Stein – Recording Engineer and Producer
Recorded and mixed 2015-2016 at Megasound Studios, Ventura, CA


Bacon On The Sand 
(Ska)

Doug Johnson
Doug Johnson – Vocals, Piano, Organ Intro, and Drums
Jeff Elliott – Flugelhorn
Tom Connell – Rhythm Guitar and Guitar Flourishimo on Bridge
Gavin Thompson – Bass and Guitar Soka
Rob Van – Bridge Keyboards and Outro Organ
Recorded 2010 at CockyPop Studios by Doug Johnson
Mixing and Additional Tracking 2014 by Earle Mankey at Earle’s Launching Pad Thousand Oaks
Produced by Earle Mankey and Doug Johnson


Bending Knee 
(Blues)

Tim Carroll
Tim Carroll – Guitars and Vocals
Damian Bujanda – Hammond M3
Nick St. Nicholas – Bass
Doug Johnson – Drums
Ross Stein – Recording Engineer and Producer
Recorded and mixed 2015-2016 at Megasound Studios, Ventura, CA


Green Dolphin Street 
(very Lo-Fi Jazz)

Jim LaDiana – Guitar
Trevor Lindsey – Bass
Doug Johnson – Drums

Recorded 2011 on, you guessed it, a BR-1600


The Loathing 
(Pop)

Stephen Dix with Logan05
Laine – Vocals
Stephen Dix – Rhythm Guitar
Troz – Lead Guitar
Joe Love – Piano
Christy Glenn – Bass
Doug Johnson – Drums
Produced by Stephen Dix and Jason Locklin
Recorded January 2003 by Jason Locklin at Signet Studios Hollywood

 

Nostalgia – Old Fun Tuneage


Baseball

Music by Sweet Onion
Lyrics by Ryan Carpenter
Ryan Carpenter – Vocals and Guitars
D. Malcomb Anderson – Rhodes and Piano  www.myspace.com/malcolmanderson
Jason Campbell – Bass
Doug Johnson – Drums
Produced by Sweet Onion
Recorded February 1995 by Juan Garza at Gateway Studios


Stained Glass Window

Music by Sweet Onion
Lyrics by Ryan Carpenter
Ryan Carpenter – Vocals and Guitars
D. Malcomb Anderson – Rhodes and Piano  www.myspace.com/malcolmanderson
Jason Campbell – Bass
Doug Johnson – Drums
Produced by Sweet Onion
Recorded February 1995 by Juan Garza at Gateway Studios

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