Texan singer-songwriter, producer, and musician extraordinaire, Eric Johnson is one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music. Known for his exceptional skills on the electric guitar, he is also a highly proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitar player as well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist. He has earned a GRAMMY Award (Best Rock Instrumental Performance), five GRAMMY nominations, a platinum album, Top 10 hits such as “Cliffs of Dover,” and praise from critics and the esteem of his peers.
Like fellow Lone Star State guitarists Johnny Winter, Billy Gibbons, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnson blends the rock style of Jimi Hendrix and the blues power of Albert King. Yet Johnson’s wide array of additional influences (ranging from the Beatles and Jeff Beck to jazz and Chet Atkins) has created a true signature style. He has also mastered a variety of musical genres including rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, New Age, classical, and country.
Player magazine has called Johnson “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet,” andMusician magazine placed him among the “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century.” His collaborators read like a who’s who of contemporary guitar players; Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Steve Miller, Johnny Lang, and Sonny Landreth are just a few of the outstanding players who have shared the stage and recording sessions with him.
Eric Johnson is coming to the MIM Music Theater on 8/28! We have a pair of tickets to giveaway to this show, all thanks to the Musical Instrument Museum! To enter send an email to email@example.com with “Eric Johnson” on the title. On the message, put your name and phone number.