KDTU’s Ron Johnson Joins New Monsoon
A day after announcing the departure of bassist Ben Bernstein, New Monsoon has added Ron Johnson to its lineup . Best known for his work with Karl Densons Tiny Universe, Johnson has worked with Chris Berry and Pangea, Mike Dillons Go-Go Ray and a number of other improv-oriented bands. Johnson’s first performances with New Monsoon will take place in California and Colorado in December, including a highly anticipated three-night run New Years Run at Cervante’s in Denver, CO with Hot Buttered Rum.
New Monsoon will open its fall tour this Friday, November 3, in Fayetteville, AR. Portland-area bassist Marshall Harrell will be touring with the band in November until Johnson comes aboard.