Richard Henry "Rick" Johnson (born April 18, 1980 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an American musician who is best known as the bass player of Grand Rapids, Michigan's Mustard Plug. He has also worked with Bomb The Music Industry! and released solo material as The Rick Johnson Rock And Roll Machine.
Rick Johnson grew up on the west side of the state of Michigan in the city of Muskegon. Johnson attended the Mona Shores School where he was active within their band program. During high school, he was part of the Mona Shores High School award winning marching band in which he played trombone and electric guitar. He also played bass guitar in the Jazz band, trombone in Symphonic band and upright bass in a school organized bluegrass band.
Starting around 1998 Rick started a constant touring with his then band Wack Trucks. In 2003 when the Wack Trucks went on hiatus he started touring under a solo project dubbed The Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine. During a tour in 2004 he was asked by Mustard Plug guitarist Colin Clive to join up with Mustard Plug to the present. Rick has also been seen playing bass with the likes of Bomb The Music Industry!,The Stitch Up, Cheap Girls, and more. In 2007, Rick began producing select groups the first being Cheap Girls from Lansing, Michigan. In 2015, Rick had the privilege to serve as live sound engineer for Lee Hartney & The Smith Street Band.
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