Tag Archives: Eric Johnson

Album review: LETHBRIDGE OWEN – Mind Over Matter

LETHBRIDGE OWEN – Mind Over Matter

Self Release [Release date: digital 23.11.18 and CD 07.12.18] Lethbridge Owen are about to make significant splash. The musical pairing of vocalist /guitarist/songwriter Kelly Lethbridge and guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Jimmy Owen may sound like an estate agent, but they are in fact … Continue reading

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Gig review: MALONE SIBUN BAND/Lethbridge Owen Band – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 23 March 2018

MALONE SIBUN BAND – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 23 March 2018

The Malone Sibun Band might not win any medals for the originality of their name, but musically they surpass all expectations with a perfect blend of kick-ass, but soulful rocking blues. They perfectly balance the explosive guitarist Innes Sibun with … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOYLE BRAMHALL II – Under The Bridge, London, 27 May 2017

DOYLE BRAMHALL II – Under The Bridge, London, 27 May 2017

Pete Feenstra chatted to Doyle Bramhall for his “Pete Feenstra Feature” show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 21 May 2017. More information Doyle Bramhall II and his band have got things wrapped up tight. Bramhall is almost … Continue reading

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Album review: ERIC JOHNSON – EJ: Song Explorations on Acoustic and Piano

Eric Johnson - EJ

Provogue [Release date 07.10.16] ‘EJ’ is a stripped down celebration of simplicity and feel, bolstered by Eric Johnson’s dazzling technical ability on original material and some imaginative arranged covers. Austin guitarist Eric Johnson pushes himself into new musical avenues by … Continue reading

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Album review: GARY HOEY – Dust & Bones

Gary Hoey - Dust & Bones

Provogue [Release date 29.07.16] ‘Dust & Bones’ is guitarist Gary Hoey’s 20th album, 12 of which are instrumental. It’s all  you might expect from a rock-into-blues guitarist who has made his name by re-invigorating favourite 70’s rock songs with metal … Continue reading

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Album review: RYAN McGARVEY – The Road Chosen

RYAN MCGARVEY – The Road Chosen

Justforkicks-Deu [Release date 07.11.14] Here’s an album that almost slipped through the cracks, but given it was released in late November last year and consequently missed ‘the best of’ lists, I think we’re allowed to sneak into the 2015 reviews. … Continue reading

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Album review: ERIC JOHNSON MIKE STERN – Eclectic

Eric Johnson Mike Stern - Eclectic

Eric Johnson Mike Stern – Eclectic  Heads Up [Released 10.11.14] Not so much ‘Eclectic’ as simply exhilarating, the pairing of blues-rock guitarist Eric Johnson and jazz fusion guitarist Mike Stern may not have generated a lot of new material (Stern for … Continue reading

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Album review: ERIC JOHNSON – Europe Live

Eric Johnson - Europe Live

Provogue [Release date 23.06.14] It’s 28 years since Eric Johnson’s head turning ‘Tones’ album and his signature tone remains a primary concern on the excellent ‘Europe Live’. It’s an album that showcases his exciting flowing style and pushes fusion tinged … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN KLINE – Different Drummers

Wet Present Records [Release date 23.11.12] With the exception of the title track which features drummer Michael Arata, ‘Different Drummers’ is a completely self penned, engineered and produced album by multi instrumentalist John Kline. He leads on guitar, but plays … Continue reading

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Gig review: ERIC JOHNSON – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 3 April 2013

An Eric Johnson gig is a bit like stumbling on a secret society. He surreptitiously slunk on to the Empire stage to fill the venue with a rush of notes and an array of magical tones to restore the faith … Continue reading

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Album Review: ERIC JOHNSON – Up Close Another Look

Eric Johnson - Up Close Another Look

Mascot Records [Release date 01.04.13] Whilst I have always been aware of Eric Johnson and his influence on a whole raft of modern guitarists I have never really investigated his music.  ‘Up Close – Another Look’ should change all that.  … Continue reading

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Eric Johnson, Ministry tour dates and Kiss new album

ERIC JOHNSON 6 July – Holmfirth Picturedrome 7 July – Glasgow 02 ABC 8 July – Gateshead Sage 9 July – Bath Komedia 10 July – London Leicester Square ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ALL STARS (includes GENE SIMMONS, JOE ELLIOTT (DEF … Continue reading

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