The Bush Music Online Store is operated by David Johnson. David has been a bush musician for many years playing in The Reedy River Bushmen, The Rouseabouts, Pinchgut, Southern Cross Bush Band and in more recent years in his own family band Paddys River Band. Honoured for his contributions, David was awarded Life Membership of the Bush Music Club which he continues to support in the role of Musical Director for the Heritage Ensemble. The Ensemble is an annual confluence of bush musicians from in and around Sydney who gather to rehearse for, and perform at, the Heritage Ball. 2008, the 25th anniversary of the group, also saw the band featured at the main Ball of the National Folk Festival in Canberra.
David compiled the famous Blue Book Bush Dance (1984) which provided a basic repertoire for bush dance musicians all around the country. He can be found at the National in the session bar, at the Bush Traditions Session at the Old Goulburn Brewery on the first Friday of each month and at the October long weekend Bush Traditions Gathering also held at the brewery. He enjoys a quiet semi-retired lifestyle on his rural property at Penrose, in the Southern Highlands of NSW.