GP Presents Eric Johnson at Slim's in San Francisco January 25th—Win Tickets!

January 6, 2012
It’s hard to believe that in seven years of doing GP Presents promotions we've never done a show with one of the all-time guitar gurus, Eric Johnson. We’re rectifying the situation with the first show of 2012 at a venerable San Francisco venue where we’ve consistently had amazing turnout—Slim's.

GP readers need no introduction to Eric Johnson. Shoot, longtime GP zealots remember discovering Johnson with the December 1982 issue and telling all their tone loco friends about the new guru from Texas.

Johnson’s sonic wizardry, intricate techniques from hybrid picking to harmonic tapping, and orchestral harmonic sweep earned him several more GP cover stories including September 2005 when he said:

“Tone is the fundamental thing. If the sound is not alluring, then I'm not interested in playing the guitar. I'm trying to find a sound on the electric guitar that has the elegance of a violin, saxophone, or an acoustic piano.”

To any who assumed his inherent ability put him at the top of the guitar latter, Johnson said, “Inherently, I'm not a particularly good player. I’ve groveled my way up by learning things and practicing them a lot.”

Johnson’s most recent GP cover feature came last March in the wake of Up Close.
Associate editor Barry Cleveland described it as “An album that encompasses full-on rockers to pop ballads, with tasty splashes of blues, jazz, country, and even ambient coloration throughout.”

On his Up Close tour, Johnson’s band features longtime bassist Chris Maresh and newfound drummer Wayne Salzmann.

Watch Johnson offer insights on his band, his gear, and the tunes he’s playing on his Up Close tour HERE.

Watch a vintage video of Johnson performing his signature song, “Cliffs of Dover” HERE.

Tone troops get organized and buy your tickets now! There’s a very good chance this event will sell out and we hate to see our people trek out only to be turned away.

Event Details:
Guitar Player Presents: An Evening with Eric Johnson
Wednesday, January 25th at Slim’s 333
7:30pm doors; 8pm show
Buy $20 tickets HERE.
333 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario strings, and Planet Waves accessories!


Contest Details
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show, click HERE and put Johnson in the subject of your email. Winner must provide own transportation to Slim’s in San Francisco and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on January 25th.
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