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Eric Johnson – An Evening of Acoustic Guitar and Paino Live at The Rialto Theatre

January 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

| $24.00

Proclaimed “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet” by Guitar Player
magazine, Johnson was raised in a musical household in Austin, Texas. He began on
piano at age five and took up guitar six years later, when bands like the Beatles, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix ruled the airwaves. His influences soon expanded to include such diverse guitarists as Eric Clapton, Django Reinhardt, Jerry Reed, and Chet Atkins.

At 15, Eric joined his first professional band, Mariani, which blended ’60s era rock with psychedelia. During the 1970s, he ventured into jazz-rock fusion with the
Electromagnets, which fans affectionately nicknamed “the Mahavishnu Orchestra of
Texas.” The band’s self-titled debut album brought them acclaim but less-than-stellar sales. Johnson’s dues-paying continued with his next lineup, the Eric Johnson Group. In 1978, they recorded the full-length album Seven Worlds, a brilliant release that, due to contractual disputes, remained unissued until 1998. Johnson soldiered on, perfecting his tone and technique while working as a session guitarist for Carole King, Christopher Cross, and Cat Stevens and constantly touring, wowing audiences from coast to coast and building his fan base.


January 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Rialto Theatre
318 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States