Who is Jennifer Johnson of 3rd Secret? Musician joins grunge icons on new project

Cara Houlton April 13, 2022
Who is Jennifer Johnson of 3rd Secret? Musician joins grunge icons on new project

3rd Secret is a new grunge supergroup that surprised and delighted fans by releasing their debut album this week. Grunge fans will know all about 3rd Secret members who used to be in Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden – but who is vocalist Jennifer Johnson?

Let’s find out who she is and look at her career so far…

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Who is Jennifer Johnson?

Aside from being a newly announced member of 3rd Secret, Jennifer Johnson’s day job is as a real estate attorney.

Johnson lives and works in Washington State with boyfriend Timothy and is a step-mom to his two children. Also a dog mom, Johnson has a two-year-old dog called Bodie, who she often posts pictures of on her Instagram.

Johnson regularly keeps friends and followers up to date on her travels via her blog. A fan of hiking, she has completed the Arizona Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

Jennifer Johnson’s career in music

Although music isn’t Johnson’s full-time job, she isn’t new to the industry. In 2017, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic formed rock band Giants In The Trees. Johnson is one of the band’s vocalists and performs with the group at concerts and festivals across the US.

Giants In The Trees’ other vocalist, Jillian Raye, joins Johnson and Novoselic in new grunge supergroup 3rd Secret.

For Giants In The Trees, Novoselic also who brought in Erik Friend (drums) and Ray Prestegard (guitar and harmonica). The group formed in 2017 and dropped their debut self-titled album in the same year. They released second album, Volume 2, in 2019.

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Who are the members of 3rd Secret?

Johnson and fellow Giants In The Trees bandmates Raye and Novoselic are joined by some other grunge legends in the 3rd Secret line-up.

Matt Cameron (drums) and Kim Thayil (guitar/bass) also played for Soundgarden, while Cameron played drums for another iconic band, Pearl Jam, the NME reports. The other member of 3rd Secret is guitarist Jon ‘Bubba’ Dupree.

3rd Secret’s eponymous debut album dropped on 11 April – all 11 songs can be heard on Spotify.

Looks like the good old days are back, grunge fans.

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Cara is a journalism student studying at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has a passion for entertainment, news and storytelling, which is where her love for journalism started.