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Johnny Bird



For the last 26 years, Johnny Bird has been working on the road and in the studio throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

His influences range across players like John Bonham, Zigaboo Modeliste, Jeff Sipe, Idris Muhammad, and Chris Layton. Johnny’s style contains elements of blues, bossa nova, 60s & 70s era soul, and Cubano music.

He has studied with Les Demerle and Jim Chapin over the years, and has been teaching his own blend of stick control and drum set ergonomics since 1990. Currently living and working in Nashville, TN, Johnny also endorses Canopus drums and Sabian cymbals.

He also enjoys a hearty ribeye cooked medium rare from time to time.


Drumhead Setup

Snare - Texture Coated with Power Dot underneath
Toms - single ply Texture Coated top and bottom
Bass Drum - coated Force I on the batter, Regulator no hole on the resonant side

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