Nola Blue Records signs guitarist, singer, songwriter and Louisiana native Eric Johanson
By: Nola Blue Records
A growing force in the blues and southern rock scene, Johanson has toured worldwide as the lead guitarist for the renowned Cyril Neville, Grammy-winner Terrance Simien and has also been a featured special guest with a host of dynamic artists including JJ Grey and Mofro, Eric Lindell, Mike Zito, Anders Osborne, the Neville Brothers and more.
"After touring non-stop for the past couple of years in support of Burn It Down, I was really eager to work on some new music, and spent all of January at home in New Orleans writing songs," says Johanson. "Luther Dickinson and I started talking about working together after a late night jam last Jazz Fest, and I knew he would be perfect to produce my next record, as he really knows how to capture the raw energy of blues music in a way that sounds fresh and timeless. The Nola Blue label is really open minded and trusts me to make the music I feel, and they were so great to work with on the duet record I did last year that I decided to team up with them for my next album."
Nola Blue Records president, Sallie Bengtson, says, "Eric's intellectual depth yields powerful lyrics of universal appeal and his guitar-driven musical influences express feelings that resonate deep within the soul. His integrity, professionalism and relentless drive make him a well-respected player in today's contemporary blues scene and a valued addition to the Nola Blue Roster."
Visit www.ericjohanson.com for more information, and follow him on Facebook (@EricJohansonBlues)
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