Tonight, I’m featuring an all-acoustic set by one of the worlds greatest electric guitarists, none other than Eric Johnson. Born August 17th, 1954 and hailing from Austin, Texas, he best known for his electric work, especially his incredible tone. His repertoire incorporates jazz, fusion, rock, gospel, country, and western into a unique and wonderful style. Guitar magazine called him one of the most respected guitarists on the planet.
Although he’s had his own group and recorded solo for many years now, in a past life he was quite the session guitarist and played with artists like Cat Stevens, Carol King, and Christopher Cross.
His own work has included several critically acclaimed works including the Grammy nominated song, Zap, of his 1986 Tones album and his 1990 Grammy winning song Cliffs of Dover off his Ah Via Musicom. His music is a great way to decompress from the week. Hope you enjoy him!
Classical piece: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsTHAJnaHJE&feature=related
Classical Soul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAhtFjetqdc&feature=related
Song for Life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMK0ybEaDaI&feature=related
I’m finding you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHzD7DgsH9I&feature=related
April come she will: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxbG9sZY7eI&feature=related
Tribute to Jerry Reed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IVg2vCEReQ&feature=related
Song for George: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGrtGQ_0-m0&feature=related
Acoustic in Alabama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pQ9O1meQo0&feature=related
Once upon a time in Texas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7pvXEpSpiQ&feature=related
The world is waiting for the sun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOvLSxthEB8&feature=related
Guitar Masters, Johnson, Peppino D’Agostino, & andy McKee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rzXfa0vtZY&feature=related
I’m pairing Eric with a 2008Château Majoureau, Bordeaux Supérieur, ($15.00). This is a red Bordeaux blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc. It’s a great wine, especially for the price. Rich, black cherries and blackberries flood the nose. The taste was brimming with blackberry, dark plum, and spice. For the price point, this wine is very complex. The acid is in harmony with the spice and fruits with a clean, fruit and mineral finish. All in all, a very nice wine and paired with an acoustic concert by Eric Johnson, it’s a great way to kick off the week end. Enjoy!