Aug 8

Eric Johnson Classics: Present and Past

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Eric Johnson: Classics Present & Past
August 8, 2020 | Saturday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Eric Johnson: Classics Present & Past

**This event has been rescheduled from its original date of March 26. If you have any questions about this new performance date, please contact your original point of purchase, or email us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

Eric Johnson has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed repertoire that cross pollinate genres which include rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical and even country. Inevitably E.J. says it best himself in sharing. ‚ÄúIt really boils down to the music and the song at the end of the day,‚ÄĚ he explains. ‚ÄúIf it doesn‚Äôt have that it gets boring for me. The most important thing for me is to grow musically and make a more expansive and meaningful artistic statement with every new project.‚ÄĚ

As another decade turns, the guitarist, vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist will release a new studio offering titled EJ Vol II. This album follows its predecessor from 2016 which was simply EJ, an all-acoustic collection of songs which showcased nine original compositions and four covers. His approach was deeply honest, intimate, personal and delivered with organic emotion. The touring which followed presented the rare opportunity for fans to enjoy the artist’s performances on both guitar and piano. With EJ Vol II, Johnson presents new repertoire that combines electric and acoustic arrangements. Additional detail on the upcoming album release will follow later this year.