Fretboard master Eric Johnson brings his signature tone to the Old Rock House [Live Review for KDHX]
I first heard Johnson's signature guitar tone when his album Ah Via Musicom (Capitol, 1991) hit the airwaves and his hit "Cliffs of Dover" was all over radio stations and public places. That year I also saw Johnson open for Canadian band, Rush, at the St. Louis Arena during their Roll The Bones tour. I still remember sitting under the overhang at the old barn marveling at the amazing playing of Johnson and how, ever the perfectionist, he went to tune his guitar mid solo.
If you're interested in last night's show please read my review for the KDHX blog. Below watch some videos of Johnson at his homebase, Saucer Studios, which focus on his latest album from 2010. Then, a video from Fender about the Eric Johnson signature model Stratocasters and finally a couple of videos of Johnson playing his second performance on Austin City Limits in 1988.
Eric Johnson - Up Close - Part 1
Eric Johnson - Up Close - Part 2
Eric Johnson - Up Close - Part 3
Eric Johnson Fender Signature Series Stratocaster video
Eric Johnson - "Zap" Live on Austin City Limits (1988)
Eric Johnson - "Cliffs of Dover" Live on Austin City Limits (1988)