Chris Johnson is a church born, grown, and breed boy playing drums, that got a break and capitalized on it with God's help. Since trusting God with his gift he has played with Seal, Mya, Heather Headley, Patti LaBelle, Rihanna, Anastacia, Fantasia, Donnie McClurkin, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Beverly Crawford, Norman Hutchins, and Stevie Wonder. He can also be seen at his home church City of Refuge in Gardena, CA. Chris can be heard on the following albums: Dorinda Clark-Cole, I'm Out And Over 2004 Norman Hutchins, Where I Love to Be 2004 Norman Hutchins, Emmanuel 2003. Steven Newby, We Have A Home 2007 Judith McAllister, Raise the Praise (Raise the Praise, & Beautiful Day) 2003 Beverly Crawford, Live from Los Angeles 2007 Chrisette Michele, I Am (Best of Me & Your Joy) 2007 Joann Rosario, Grateful 2004 City of Refuge, Harvest Time 2007 TC Bereal, Valley Of Worship 2007 The Gospel Wonders 2005
As far as drummers are concernd, as a kid I could only listen to church music. So with Saying that, my drum influences are George Johnson, Mike Nueble, Calvin Napper, Marvin McQuitty.My favorite Bands would have to be Mint Condition, Steely Dan, Toto, Tower of Power, Led Zepplin, Norah Jones, Liz Wright, and the Yellowjackets.