Eric Johnson: Trademark

Many great guitarists such as Albert Collins, Freddie King, Billy Gibbons, and Stevie Ray Vaughan have come from Texas. Another great is Eric Johnson. By far one of the most well respected guitarists around, Eric is also a singer, songwriter, and pianist.

Playing the Austin club scene in the 1970’s, he drew from an eclectic mix of blues, country, jazz, and rock, to help create his individual approach to the guitar.

The influence of piano, his first instrument, is also a large part of his sound. Open chord voicings and spacious interval jumps within his soloing are some of his unique musical attributes. Eric is also widely known for his colorful, violin-like guitar tone. A true master of sonic perfection, he cites Jimi Hendrix as an inspiration for his sound and compositions.

This clip is taken from a live performance in California in 2006. Appropriately titled “Trademark”, this clip not only shows the depth and diversity of Eric Johnson’s guitar sound, it also shows his excellent use of dynamics. This is a musician with an extreme dedication to the guitar.


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