About The Rich Johnson Band

Starting in the 70's, Rich Johnson of The Fishing Line radio & television shows actually made a living playing in rock and roll bands traveling around the Midwest and then in the 80's was a regular in many of the famous 80's hangouts of Long Island like the Beach Club, Sandpiper in Long Beach, the OBI in Oakdale & Hamptons, Half Crown Pub and made special appearances to jam sessions with the Island's hottest bands before joining the Sunrise Highway Band in 82' in which he stayed with till 86'. After sitting out more than a decade weary of road travel and then with the huge success of The Fishing Line shows and internet sites, Rich never had time to play the way he wanted. Well in 2002, Rich got the itch to start playing again and like the Blues Brothers...decided to "put the band back together."

The Rich Johnson Band has been the main act at several major events over the years We've done the "Bud" Festival at Pindar Winery, NY State Park's Captree Seafood Festival each year as well as Long Island political rallies & fundraisers. Rich continued to play around the Island & NY Metro area before moving to Myrtle Beach in 2014 after visiting and playing the previous 10 years here. Rich specializes in classic rock, pop and classic country goodies and good times from the Beatles, ZZ Top, Stones, Bob Seager, Eagles, Buffet, CCR, Hank, patsy, Waylon & Willie  and many, many more of your favorite all time songs from  the 60, 70's & 80's.

We start on time, do not take "union" breaks and sets can run 90 minutes. We specialize in classic and country rock goodies and good times from the Beatles, ZZ Top, Stones, Bob Seager, Eagles, Buffet, Doobie Brothers, CCR and many, many others of your favorite all time songs from  the 60's, 70's & 80's.


Phone: 843-668-4447
Cell: 516-435-8382
E Mail: Rich@RichJohnsonBand.com