Venue: Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, North Carolina-February 25, 2018
Here I am back at the Lincoln Theatre on a Sunday evening to see another artist that I never had the chance to see, let alone photograph. Mister Eric Johnson. My editor asked me to arrive early and catch the opening act, Arielle. I’m glad she did. I was very impressed by this young lady’s performance. What a beautiful voice! Arielle is also a great multi-instrumental player too–she is the total package! Arielle served as the perfect opening act for guitarist extraordinaire, Eric Johnson. I would definitely want to see her as the main act sometime soon. She could be the love child of Diana Krall and Joe Satriani–that would give you an idea of how Arielle sounds.
And then she introduced Tommy Taylor, Kyle Brock and Eric Johnson. What a great segue! I first heard Eric Johnson when I was still living in Brazil and he recorded with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai on the first G3 project tour. This introduction led me to Ah Via Musicom, which was the first Eric John solo album I listened to, and “Cliffs of Dover” has stuck with me since then. What a perfectly melodic song!
I was excited to know that he would be performing the Ah Via Musicom album in it’s entirety. It is always great to see an artist listening to the fans feedback. The show yesterday evening featured songs split between five covers and five original numbers, before Eric performed Ah Via Musicom. The whole show was a mix of style, feeling and charisma, played flawlessly by a trio of musicians with an incredible chemistry between them. It was guitar music at its best–and a very enjoyable show. I highly recommend catching an Eric Johnson concert if you love blues and really quality, soulful guitar work.
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Gus was Born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil but have been living in Raleigh, NC since 2000.
Headshot Photographer under Peter Hurley, Gus started shooting concerts in mid 2014 and felt in love with it and hasn’t stopped since.
Gus is a very active fiction book reader and when he’s not working, taking pictures or sleeping, Gus loves riding his Mountain Bike and can also be found shooting (guns and cameras) USPS and 3Gun matches.
His favorite bands are Metallica, Pearl Jam, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pantera, RATM, Beastie Boys and it goes from there. Gus also enjoy listening to EDM, Jazz, Classic and pretty much anything that has good music quality, not to mention his favorite Local Band, Jack the Radio