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Eric Johnson Treasure Tour

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Eric Johnson Treasure Tour live at The Vogue Theatre on May 12th!

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ERIC JOHNSON PLANS EXTENSIVE U.S. TOUR FOR 2022 TITLED “TREASURE TOUR”

70+ Show Run Kicks Off in February and Wraps Up in May

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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ERIC JOHNSON TREASURE TOUR

MAY 12TH, 2022

THE VOGUE THEATER

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

TICKETS AT THEVOGUE.COM

Eric Johnson

The guitar has been very good to Eric Johnson, earning him international renown as a player, composer, recording artist and live entertainer as well as an ever-growing audience of admirers. And Eric Johnson has been very good to the guitar, spotlighting its myriad melodic, sonic and lyrical splendors, paying homage to its heroes and innovators, collaborating and playing with many of its finest contemporary talents, and fostering its continuing vibrancy as a primarily instrumental genre in popular music.  “He's an extraordinary guitar player accessible to ordinary music fans,” notes the Memphis Commercial Appeal. That’s because Eric Johnson plays music and not just the guitar. He is also a gifted player of the piano (his first instrument) as well as songwriter, singer and song interpreter. Or more succinctly, Eric Johnson is a diverse, versatile and fully realized musical creator who plays guitar like no one else. The pivotal event in Johnson's rise to becoming, as Guitar Player says, “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet," was his million-selling, now-classic 1990 album Ah Via Musicom (which loosely translates as "communicating through music"). It was his second release, following Tones, his 1986 major label debut. Musicom yielded three Top 10 singles – "Cliffs of Dover," which has become Johnson's signature song and won a Best Rock Instrumental Grammy, and "Trademark" and "Righteous." It made him the first artist to ever score three Top 10 instrumentals. Now, 28 years later, he revisits that landmark recording with a 2018 tour on which he will play the album – hailed as a "masterwork" in Amazon.com's review – in its entirety. "It'll be cool to revisit with [bassist] Kyle Brock and [drummer] Tommy Taylor" – who backed Johnson on his nearly two years of steady touring after the album came out. "A lot of acts are playing their full albums live, and after it was suggested I do it, we kind of polled my fan base and got a wonderful response to it," says Johnson. It will be an opportunity for his followers to hear the album in concert as it plays on record and enjoy what Eric brings to Ah Via Musicom after more than a quarter century of further experience. "A lot of that record was improvised, so there will be sections in the songs where I can do that now. I think it will be fun," he enthuses. The Austin, Texas-based Johnson also closes out 2017 with a new album, Collage, that combines five new original songs with five covers that reflect both his inspirations and range: An acoustic version of Jimi Hendrix's "One Rainy Wish," The Beatles classic "We Can Work It Out" in an Afro-Caribbean groove, a reinterpretation of B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby," the surf rock classic "Pipeline" and Stevie Wonder's 1966 #3 pop hit "Uptight (Everything's Alright)." The original material demonstrates the breadth and prolific creativity that marks Johnson's work today. "I've got a whole bunch of things I've been working on all at once, and these are the ones I finished up to release," he explains. "I just did some stuff I like to do for fun, loosened the reins, and cut a lot of this live in the studio. Part of the fun was "to look at other people's songs that meant a lot to me," Eric says. "If a song has a certain thing about it that's really good, there are so many different ways you can put a slant on it. It's kind of a mark of a good song or a good piece of music if you're able to do that. The years prior to Ah Via Musicom and since are rich with accomplishments. Over the now six studio albums that have followed it – Venus Isle (1996); Bloom (2005); 2010's Up Close and its revised version for Europe and Japan, Up Close (Another Look), now being issued in the US; his acoustic guitar and piano album EJ (2016); and the latest – Eric has broadened and enriched his rock guitar palette and further delved into his love for blues, jazz and country. He's earned six Grammy nominations, has topped or been listed high in countless greatest guitarist lists in music publications, and been featured on the cover of most every guitar magazine, many more than once. Johnson released an album in 2014 with jazz guitarist Mike Stern, Eclectic, that also landed him on the cover of Downbeat. His catalog further includes a collection of outtakes, demos and live treats, Souvenir (2002). And in 1998 his never-before-issued very first album recording from some 20 years before, Seven Worlds, was finally released by its producer (All Music Guide hailed it as a "classy false start to a great career"). As an ardent live performer who regularly tours, "Few rock guitarists can take an audience on an unforgettable journey like Eric Johnson can," observes Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. His primary live performance configuration is as a trio, most often with some of Austin's top players, including drummer Tommy Taylor and bassist Kyle Brock, who toured with him following Ah Via Musicom's success and return for the 2018 outing. He's also done a

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