Doug's raw presence, energy, and unique brand of Super Funky Music can be heard on numerous recordings and stages. Believing that a good musician surrounds himself with great musicians, Doug has had the privilege of working with such icons as Victor Wooten, Buddy Miles, Chuck Rainey, Dana Rasch, The LA Mass Choir, Grammy winning producer Aaron Lindsey, Steve Smith, and many others.
The culmination of many musical experiences led him to his first solo CD, Doug Johns, released in 2006. Doug followed up his very well-received solo debut with his 2008 release, Pocket Fulla Nasty, and again received an outstanding reaction from the bass community, as well as catching the ear of the general public very quickly. Bass Player Magazine on Johns: “One of the most credit–deserving bass virtuosos in America…it’s his inventiveness that’s consistently compelling.”
Doug's newest release, Stank (October 2010), brings ten stank-funk tunes with returning artists Oz Noy, Kenny Anderson, Otmaro Ruiz and drummer extraordinaire, Chris Ceja. With fat slammin' horns, intimate, artful composition and beautiful solo bass, this latest collection is a strong, healthy dose of groove for anybody’s soul. Doug Johns and company are definitely guilty of the old adage: Put some Stank on it!
Not to be missed, Doug’s all-around crowd-wowing prowess can be experienced on national stages with his two-man project, the Doug Johns Duo. In addition to numerous club, clinic, and festival bookings, also look for Doug performing at such events as BassQuake, Bass Player Live, Bass Slam and BassBash with a host of other stellar bassists.
Quote from Artist: On the road I had to just play through whatever amp was at the gig - Not anymore! Now I can always carry 900 watts of killer sound in my gig bag! Without question the SHUTTLE® series has changed the way I travel with gear and most importantly, it sounds unbelievable! --- Doug Johns