Eric Johnson will play at Songbirds on the south stage on Friday, March 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30-$35 and available here.
Review for Eric Johnson
The Austin, Tx.-based guitarist, vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist will release a new album Friday titled EJ Vol II. To celebrate his 11th studio album Johnson has set out on a 55-date tour, spanning nearly three-months, including a stop in Chattanooga on March 20.
His 2020 tour titled “Classics: Present and Past” will feature music from, EJ Vol. II alongside repertoire from his prolific career. The tour will also feature the trio back together who recorded Johnson’s seminal release Ah Via Musicom; joining Johnson are Tommy Taylor and Kyle Brock.
Over the course of more than four decades, Eric Johnson has been traveling on a prolific odyssey. 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. Among Johnson's many accolades are a Grammy award for "Cliffs Of Dover " (a track from his Platinum certified Ah Via Musicom), lifetime induction into the Guitar Player Gallery of Greats, his listing among the "100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century" by Musician. In his hometown of Austin, a city full of guitarists the readers of the Austin Chronicle have voted Johnson the city's "Best Electric Guitarist" and "Best Acoustic Guitarist" in their yearly poll year after year. They also named him "Electric Guitarist of the Decade" and one of the top five "Musicians of the Decade".