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Enderby Rivertalk article on the Dixie Fried Hep Katz – page 8

Porter Johnson

Lead and Rhythm Guitar

Vocals

Porter didn’t pick up the guitar until the ripe old age of 15 and it was a bass guitar he chose.  Learning the basics from the Ramones, he honed his picking skills until he was ready to return to his “Country Bears” roots and the Rockabilly music he fell in love with when he was 4 years old.

Porter writes a large portion of the original songs and music for the Dixie Fried Hep Katz and is continuing his music career by attending music college.

 

Kyndra Johnson

Drums

Backup Vocals

Kyndra was born to play the drums.  Learning at her Dad’s knee, Kyndra picked up the sticks at the tender age of 3 and hasn’t looked back.

With a custom pinstriped Gretsch drum kit, this Rockabilly Princess refuses to sit and play!  Standing up to play her skins, this 14  year old is amazing to watch and we can’t wait to see how she grows in her music career.

Rose

Upright Bass

Backup vocals

Having graduated from high school, Aaron “Rose” was questioning his career path when the call came to play with the Dixie Fried Hep Katz.  As Rose likes to put it – “it all fell into place, it was like we’d been playing together for years” and they kicked it off with a rousing performance at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver that solidifide where Rose’s career path was.

Having cut his teeth on metal music, Rose is drawn to all types of genres and has played in everything from psychobilly, rockabilly, country – you name it, he’s probably played it.  A veteran at 18 of playing in bars and venues across Alberta, this Dixie Fried bass player with a larger than life stage presence is a welcome and natural fit with the Dixie Fried Hep Katz.