New Orleans based Eric Johanson was tearing up nightclub stages in Louisiana with his soulful blues guitar work before he finished high school. His style incorporates the deep funk and soul of New Orleans with masterful guitar playing and smooth melodic vocals. Former lead guitarist for the Neville Brothers / Meters own Cyril Neville, as well as Grammy-winning Zydeco favorite Terrance Simien, Eric has performed in 49 states and around the world, from Canada to Eastern Europe and Asia, all the way down under to Australia and New Zealand. Eric has paid his dues and learned from the best, often called on stage to join the likes of Tab Benoit, Eric Lindell, Mike Zito, Anders Osborne, Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone, and Corey Henry (Galactic).
Recently returning from a summer of touring Russia, Ukraine, and the USA, Johanson is set to record a new full-length album for release in early 2016, and is currently booking winter 2015/2016 tour dates. Don’t miss your chance to check out Eric and the band in Alexandria on Saturday December 12th at 10:00pm at Spirits Food & Friends in Alexandria. Tickets are on sale now at www.spiritscenla.com.