Grammy Award-Winning Guitarist Eric Johnson Announces ‘Treasure Tour’ 2023
To Celebrate Two Albums Released Earlier This Year
The Book of Making and Yesterday Meets Today
The Grammy Award-winning, Austin-based guitarist and songwriter Eric Johnson is hitting the road early next year after a long break when, like everyone, he was forced to cut his Spring 2020 tour a week short after the lockdown occurred. The Treasure Tour kicks off on February 11, 2023 in Houston, TX and will continue through April 2 right back in Texas at the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio. The tour will pick up once again for Leg 2 on September 8 in North Carolina before concluding on October 12 in Tulsa, OK. Full itinerary is below.
The Treasure Tour will celebrate Johnson’s TWO new separate albums, The Book of Making and Yesterday Meets Today, released this past July via his new partnership with Blue Élan Records.
Listen Here to The Book of Making and Yesterday Meets Today
It was during the mandatory ‘lockdown vacation’ that all of us endured throughout 2020 when Johnson realized, “I have the time, let’s go through the vaults and see what’s there.” What he found was enough material to emerge with two albums featuring nine songs on each LP. The Grammy-winning, multi-genre guitarist took inventory—both emotionally and musically—delving into the many unfinished tracks, outtakes, demos, and sonic ideas in his archive to compile the 18 songs that ultimately ended up on the albums.
“I started pulling these recordings out of the vault at my studio. Some were professionally done, some were just scratch tapes, some were rehearsal recordings on cassette,” Johnson explains. The music spanned 25 years of “creations, thoughts and ideas that remained unfinished for many years.” In some of the deeply moving music Johnson discovered a “certain personal magic” and decided to allow song cuts to remain as they were initially created. Others were embellished; a few songs are new.
Among Johnson’s many accolades are a Grammy award for “Cliffs of Dover ” (a track from his Platinum certified Ah Via Musicom), ten more Grammy nominations, lifetime induction into the Guitar Player Gallery of Greats and his listing among the “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century” by Musician. In his hometown of Austin TX, a city full of guitarists, the readers of the Austin Chronicle have voted Eric Johnson the city’s “Best Electric Guitarist” and “Best Acoustic Guitarist” in their yearly poll year after year. They also named him “Electric Guitarist of the Decade” and one of the top five “Musicians of the Decade”.
Eric Johnson 2022 and 2023 Tour Dates SEE HERE