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SOARING SOLOS: Guitarist Eric Johnson plays, and sings, music from two recent releases, March 26.
Sunday March 26, 2023 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $30.00 - $59.00
CL Critic Hal Horowitz Recommends: Jazz/blues/rock/fusion guitarist Johnson has been blowing away audiences with dazzling, virtuosic fretwork and understated singing since his 1986 debut. He tours supporting two new albums released late last year that lean more towards his songwriting and vocals. But live, his glistening Jeff Beck-styled “Cliffs of Dover” solos are what bring out the fans and he provides the goods. — HH

From the venue:

Austin, Texas...Eric Johnson has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed repertoire that cross pollinate genres which include rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical and even country. Inevitably, E.J. says it best himself in sharing, “It really boils down to the music and the song at the end of the day,” he explains. “If it doesn’t have that it gets boring for me. The most important thing for me is to grow musically and make a more expansive and meaningful artistic statement with every new project.” During the Pandemic, the Grammy winning guitarist, vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist has been busy releasing weekly, donation-based, virtual “Mini-Lessons” benefitting Food Banks across the country and working in the studio on previously un-released tracks and new recordings. The currently untitled new record is scheduled for release later this year. Throughout his career, Johnson has approached music as a healing force, a way to enhance a listener’s consciousness, and conjure joy and inspiration. More than a year into the Pandemic, and because of the Pandemic, he reflects that this approach has become reinforced and more enhanced. The 2022 Treasure Tour will feature some of the previously un-released gems, some new songs, and some older favorites. His band will include Tom Brechtlein on drums, and Roscoe Beck on bass.
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