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Went and saw Eric Johnson sat night..

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:16 am
by StratLover2
Hi all!

First off, I apologize for the lack of pictures for this show, I had my iPhone, but only my mother took pictures, and as soon as I can, I'll get 'em up. I was so enthralled with both the opening band (The MIchael Williams Band, a new hot rockin blues band, check 'em out!), and the main act (Eric Johnson), that I forgot to take pictures! It was at a fancy place in San Diego called Anthology, where it is like a dinner club with the stage inside.

We were up on the top balcony looking down on the stage, perfect for watching the guitar work of the bands. The Michael Williams Band was pretty hot and smoking, they opened with a rendition of Voodoo Child, and then Michael Williams switched from what appeared to be an Olympic White Jeff Beck Strat to a Jazzmaster, which he played lapstyle slide on.

Then the main act came on, Eric Johnson and his trio. They were really amazing. I have always wanted to see Eric Johnson, ever since I heard Cliffs of Dover.

Here is a youtube video of him live in the 90's playing Cliffs of Dover, so ya'll can get a feeling of how he plays:

And here is the setlist for interest:

Fat Daddy
Dear Prudence
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Mr. P.C.
Hard Times
Like A Rolling Stone
Anthem For Today
When The Sun Meets The Sky (which had an amazing extended solo)
Cliffs Of Dover

P.S Also a cool thing, during the show, Michael Williams himself and his girlfriend came up to watch Eric Johnson in a chair a couple of feet from ours!)

Re: Went and saw Eric Johnson sat night..

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:41 pm
by bluesfreek
How very cool! Thanks for the review of both bands. Eric Johnson is awesome!

Re: Went and saw Eric Johnson sat night..

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:56 pm
by jjbennett
You luck git!

I love Eric Johnson, Gem, is definitely one of his best songs in my opinion (Lonely in the night is a fucking masterpiece). I either missed his UK tour or he doesn't seem to come over here. :( How was the sound?

Re: Went and saw Eric Johnson sat night..

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:12 am
by StratLover2
The sound was just about perfect where we were sitting. EJ had a great sound IMO. I really liked Gem, Hard Times and Cliffs the best.