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Eric Johnson performs classic album Ah Via Musicom in its entirety in Raleigh

Eric Johnson
By Gus Samarco, Rock At Night Raleigh
Venue: Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, North Carolina-February 25, 2018

Eric Johnson

Here I am back at the Lincoln Theatre on a Sunday evening to see another artist that I never had the chance to see, let alone photograph. Mister Eric Johnson.  My editor asked me to arrive early and catch the opening act, Arielle. I’m glad she did.  I was very impressed by this young lady’s performance. What a beautiful voice! Arielle is also a great multi-instrumental player too–she is the total package!  Arielle served as the perfect opening act for guitarist extraordinaire, Eric Johnson. I would definitely want to see her as the main act sometime soon. She could be the love child of Diana Krall and Joe Satriani–that would give you an idea of how Arielle sounds.

Arielle

And then she introduced Tommy Taylor, Kyle Brock and Eric Johnson.  What a great segue!   I first heard Eric Johnson when I was still living in Brazil and he recorded with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai on the first G3 project tour.  This introduction led me to Ah Via Musicom, which was the first Eric John solo album I listened to, and “Cliffs of Dover” has stuck with me since then. What a perfectly melodic song!

I was excited to know that he would be performing the Ah Via Musicom album in it’s entirety. It is always great to see an artist listening to the fans feedback. The show yesterday evening featured songs split between five covers and five original numbers, before Eric performed Ah Via Musicom.  The whole show was a mix of style, feeling and charisma, played flawlessly by a trio of musicians with an incredible chemistry between them.  It was guitar music at its best–and a very enjoyable show.  I highly recommend catching an Eric Johnson concert if you love blues and really quality, soulful guitar work.
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You can still catch this tour at:
FEB 28 WED
McGlohon Theatre
Charlotte, NC
MAR 1 THU
The National
Richmond, VA
MAR 2 FRI
The Fillmore Silver Spring
Silver Spring, MD
 
MAR 3 SAT
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA
MAR 4 SUN
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
New York, NY
MAR 6 TUE
Rams Head Live
Baltimore, MD
 
MAR 7 WED
COHOES MUSIC HALL
Cohoes, NY
 
MAR 8 THU
The Wilbur
Boston, MA
 
MAR 9 FRI
Tupelo Music Hall
Derry, NH
MAR 10 SAT
Infinity Hall
Norfolk, CT
MAR 11 SUN
Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival @ The Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA
MAR 13 TUE
House of Blues Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
MAR 14 WED
Taft Theatre
Cincinnati, OH
MAR 15 THU
House of Blues Chicago
Chicago, IL
 
MAR 16 FRI
Turner Hall Ballroom
Milwaukee, WI
MAR 17 SAT
The Castle Theatre
Bloomington, IL
 
MAR 21 WED
CITY WINERY
Nashville, TN
 
MAR 22 THU
The Pageant
St Louis, MO
MAR 23 FRI
VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino North Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
 
MAR 24 SAT
Tower Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK

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Gus Samarco

Gus Samarco

Raleigh Correspondent


Gus was Born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil but have been living in Raleigh, NC since 2000.

Headshot Photographer under Peter Hurley, Gus started shooting concerts in mid 2014 and felt in love with it and hasn’t stopped since.

Gus is a very active fiction book reader and when he’s not working, taking pictures or sleeping, Gus loves riding his Mountain Bike and can also be found shooting (guns and cameras) USPS and 3Gun matches.

His favorite bands are Metallica, Pearl Jam, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pantera, RATM, Beastie Boys and it goes from there. Gus also enjoy listening to EDM, Jazz, Classic and pretty much anything that has good music quality, not to mention his favorite Local Band, Jack the Radio
Gus Samarco
About Gus Samarco (32 Articles)
Raleigh Correspondent Gus was Born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil but have been living in Raleigh, NC since 2000. Headshot Photographer under Peter Hurley, Gus started shooting concerts in mid 2014 and felt in love with it and hasn’t stopped since. Gus is a very active fiction book reader and when he’s not working, taking pictures or sleeping, Gus loves riding his Mountain Bike and can also be found shooting (guns and cameras) USPS and 3Gun matches. His favorite bands are Metallica, Pearl Jam, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pantera, RATM, Beastie Boys and it goes from there. Gus also enjoy listening to EDM, Jazz, Classic and pretty much anything that has good music quality, not to mention his favorite Local Band, Jack the Radio
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2 Comments on Eric Johnson performs classic album Ah Via Musicom in its entirety in Raleigh

  1. Gus, nice story on EJ! great Photos too!! I had the good fortune of seeing Mr. Johnson and Arielle up in Seattle WA at the Triple door. Great show. Incredible guitarist. Well worth the tickets. (I got a box for some of my Seattle music buddies) Fell into the great luck of getting a autographed copy of Arielle’s “My Gyspy Heart” I was amazed how good the disc is. Good times for sure and a wonderful evening!

    Jay
    Seattle WA

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