Eric Johnson – Photo of the week!
Eric Johnson – American musician, songwriter, and vocalist from Austin, Texas. Johnson’s success over the last 20 years. Presaged by a grassroots rise in which he makes his bones and burgeoning reputation as a formidable musical talent. As well as a player since he first becomes a local sensation in the Austin clubs as a teen. With of all things, the psychedelic rock band Mariani. Hailed for his electric guitar skills, Johnson is also a highly proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitarist. But wait, there’s more! He’s also an accomplished pianist, with Guitar Player magazine calling him “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet”. Not too shabby!
His critically acclaimed, platinum-selling 1990 recording “Ah Via Musicom” produces the single ‘Cliffs of Dover’. Furthermore, he wins the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Also, this track appears on Guitar Hero 3 – Legends of Rock.
In 1996 he joined forces with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai for the original and legendary G3. Garnering them a worldwide audience with the platinum selling CD/DVD. So, his weapons of choice musically? He’s a fan of playing stock Fender Stratocasters and Gibson ES-335 electric guitars through a triple amp setup. Consisting of vintage Fender and Marshall amplifiers.
Yes, he’s a guitar virtuoso that leaves quite an impression with his fans. Don’t call him a shredder, he’s not, but instead a musician known for his proficiency on the electric guitar.
Performing at Manchester Royal Northern College of Music, this picture reflects a musician caught up in the moment of performing. Taken on April 6th of 2013.
Manchester Royal Northern College of Music
The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) is one of the world’s most forward-thinking conservatoires. Which is located in the heart of Manchester, UK, Housing three major performance spaces, the RNCM is also a vibrant live music venue. Offering unparalleled opportunities for students to perform to public audiences and to work alongside professional musicians and visiting artists. Founded in 1973. In 2017 it’s rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and is the UK’s leading music college for research.
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