Master Sergeant Rich Johnson is the Benny Havens Band multi-instrumentalist, covering everything from banjo, pedal steel, keys, and sequencing. Before joining the Army, he graduated from the Manhattan School of Music and freelanced in NYC. Playing for pit orchestras, commercial jingles, studios and clubs in the big city gave him a wide variety of musical experiences to draw from when he came to the Army.
A member of the West Point Band since 2003, Master Sgt. Johnson is proud to help carry on the great tradition of Army Bands entertaining and inspiring troops, veterans, and the American public. After he's completed his daily duties, you can usually find him working on an old motorcycle or taking his daughter fishing in the Hudson Valley.