Eric Weest Johnson, of EWJ Sound Production, discovered the New England contra dance scene in 1979 when he first attended the Maine Country Dance Orchestra’s dance at the Bowdoinham Town Hall. In the mid-1980s, Eric co-founded Scrod Pudding with band mates Greg Anderson, Jim Joseph, and Becky Tracy. After playing guitar and doing sound for Scrod Pudding for many years, friends started asking him to do sound for them.
Retiring from his day job at the BIW shipyard in 2012, Eric has turned his sound tech hobby into an encore career. He’s done sound for hundreds of dances, concerts, and festivals throughout Maine and up and down the East Coast, including the Belfast Flying Shoes dances and the first Fiddle-icious weekend.