KJ & The Good Time Family Band was born in the summer of 2015 in Grand Rapids, MI. The band was founded by guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, Kurt "KJ" Johnson II. KJ wanted to create a band that had the feel of one big family having fun on stage while playing a variety of upbeat genres, including, funk, soul, and rock.
The bands influences include Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Steely Dan and so much more. This range of influences can be heard on their debut album, Kinfolk Kousins.
KJ & The Good Time Family Band carves out a unique slice of upbeat material that pays homage to classic funk music while putting their own distinctive spin on it. Their high-energy live performances and crowd interaction have quickly made them a local favorite.
The band really began to find it's footing in 2016 when bass player, Scott Dickson, and drummer, Jason Peterman, were added to the line up. Both players added a unique sound to the band that made the grooves really stand out. The band is rounded out with Elliot Truss on saxophone, vocals, and auxiliary percussion.