Austin’s Eric Johnson has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed repertoire that cross pollinate genres which include rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical and even country. Inevitably E.J. says it best himself in sharing. “It really boils down to the music and the song at the end of the day,” he explains. “If it doesn’t have that it gets boring for me. The most important thing for me is to grow musically and make a more expansive and meaningful artistic statement with every new project.” His 202 tour will be titles Classics: Past & Present, focusing on his latest recording alongside a repertoire from his prolific career.
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. Sunday, January 12, 8:00 pm. $35.00 Eventbrite.com. All ages.