MUSIC PRODUCER, SONG WRITER & SESSION DRUMMER at J Room 3 Productions

About

American Music Producer in The UK

Justin Johnson grew up watching his father produce records in their home recording studio in rural Oregon.  In the mid 90's at age 17 he started working as a Session Drummer in the Portland and Seattle Scene, racking up hundreds of Mic hours by the age of 20.  Wanting to step his career up to the next level, Justin moved to Nashville in 2001 and started working as a Session/Touring Drummer, quickly working himself up to major tours with Grammy Winning Artists and studio sessions that found him working along side Session Musician Royalty... 


In 2004 during his time in Nashville, Justin Produced his first full length album.  Having grown up in a studio watching his father produce countless albums, it was only natural that he would follow suit, he was hooked.  Since then he has produced loads of projects focusing mostly on artists of the singer / songwriter, country / americana or good old adult contemporary persuasion.  In 2010, Justin moved to The UK and has been writing and producing ever since.   

Services

Song Writing

It really does all begin with the song...

Whether you have written your own songs or are looking for creative minds to write with, the right songs are key...  A lot of times we'll work in groups of three when writing for an album, and it's fun for me to create little writing trios that you wouldn't normally put together...  It creates an amazing energy that pushes everyone involved.  I find it's good to dig in a little to uncover new truths about yourself when writing, find something relatable to you...  Your Truth...

Production

As a Producer, I have enjoyed working on a very diverse array of styles...  From rocking out with Fallon Bowman of the Canadian metal band Kittie, to taking the "long train" beat with International Country Music Hall of Fame recipient Jerry Foster, to most recently getting all "Epic" for the up-coming B*Witched album...  My goal is always to bring a unique and very musical approach, striving to marry top quality musicianship with raw musical emotion...  You need an inspired track if you're really going to dig out an inspired vocal... 

Session Drummer

Geek moment...  For me it's almost not as much of who I'm on tracks for, but who I'm on tracks with...  Even if only in a second, to have had my drumming affect and inspire a masterful performance from the likes of Mark Hill, Tony Levin, Nathan East, Steve Pearce, Phil Keaggy, Jimmy Nichols, Jad Souza, Pat Buchanan, etc...  The 9 years I spent in Nashville doing high pressure 10 songs a day sessions were absolutely amazing, plus not every drummer can say they subbed for Eddie Bayers while in their 20's...  


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