Win Tickets ($50): Grammy Winner Eric Johnson @ Aladdin Theater | Jazz, Rock, Blues, Fusion

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Eric Johnson @ Aladdin Theater on January 31. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 30.


From our sponsors:
eric-johnsonEric Johnson
January 31, 2017
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $25 | All Ages

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Eric Johnson’s stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like “Cliffs Of Dover,” praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted songwriter, dynamic live performer, singer, pianist, song interpreter, and creator of a rich and diverse musical legacy.

His myriad and distinctive musical gifts are vividly evident on Johnson’s aptly titled new album, Up Close, released on his own Vortexan Music label via EMI Distribution. The new 15-track disc finds the noted master craftsman cutting loose, roaming through variations on the rock, blues, pop, country and jazz all found at the core of his sound, pushing the dynamic range of his artistry, and mixing it up with such friends and peers as guitarists Jimmie Vaughan and Sonny Landreth and guest singers Steve Miller, Johnny Lang and Malford Milligan.

Johnson leapt to the forefront of contemporary music some 20 years ago as “an extraordinary guitar player accessible to ordinary music fans,” as the Memphis Commercial Appeal hails him, with his landmark million selling 1990 album Ah Via Musicom. Lauded as a “recording [that] has reached near-classic proportions within the guitar community” by All Music Guide, it was preceded by dedicated groundwork as a live performer that marked him as a talent bound for great things. And it’s been followed by a diverse and fascinating musical journey that inspired The New Age Music Guide to rave that “Eric Johnson plays guitar the way Michelangelo painted ceilings: with a colorful vibrancy that’s more real than life.”

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27 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Grammy Winner Eric Johnson @ Aladdin Theater | Jazz, Rock, Blues, Fusion

  1. Ahmes Yusuf January 23, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    I wanna hear him shred the guitar. What a better way to spend the weekend

  2. Michael January 23, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

    I have been a fan of Eric Johnson’s since a friend gave me his “Tones” CD for my birthday back in 1986. I was amazed with his guitar playing and really love the songs “Zap” & “Bristol Shore” from that CD. I have never seen him live and would love to go see him at a great venue like The Aladdin Theater.

  3. John Hale January 23, 2017 at 9:56 pm #

    Never have seen Eric Johnson live and missed the chance to see him tour as a part of G3. Would love to see him play in an intimate acoustic setting.

  4. Cory January 24, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

    EJ can play that tool like magic!!!!!

  5. Hannah Johnson January 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    I would like to go to this show because he rocks!

  6. Mauraborealice January 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    Bring it on!

  7. James January 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

    I remember hearing Eric back in the 80’s shortly after I picked up the guitar and being amazed at the sound he got. I’ve wanted to see him since then but always seem to miss him in person. It would be a thrill to catch this show, especially at the Aladdin!

  8. Emily January 24, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

    THIS would be amazing!

  9. Matt January 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

    Eric Johnson was my first concert that I ever attended back in 1990. He opened up for the Steve Miller Band, but I was there to see Eric. Would love to catch one of his shows 27 years later!

  10. JazzDad January 24, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    This sounds like a great concert. I’m not familiar with Eric Johnson’s work, but I’m a long time blues and jazz fan. I would love to attend this event.

  11. Ron Dale January 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm #


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  13. Mike January 24, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

    I want to win these tickets because at The Aladdin Theater you can get so close to the stage. I want to see this amazing guitarist at point blank range.

  14. Voytek January 24, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

    I’m new to the Portland area, and would love to discover unique activities!

  15. Scott Hamilton January 24, 2017 at 6:35 pm #

    Yes! I want to see this!

  16. Veronica January 24, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

    I need a night out with my man and this sounds SO fun!

  17. Rossana S. January 24, 2017 at 10:34 pm #

    I’d liike to take my mother.

  18. Eliz January 25, 2017 at 7:27 am #

    Cause I love great music & musicianship, especially at the Aladdin!

  19. Ed January 25, 2017 at 9:06 am #

    Eric is a guitar wizard and has been for decades! Would love to see him live!

  20. Stephani Schroeder January 25, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

    My goal this year is to experience new music and this looks like a great way to start!

  21. CAM January 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

    Eric is a great guitar guy. This would be agreat show

  22. Scott R Worthington January 26, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

    I would love this, but i would guess so would everyone else who has entered!

  23. Scott Hamilton January 26, 2017 at 10:31 pm #

    I would love to hear him play live!

  24. Brittanie McGurk January 26, 2017 at 11:53 pm #

    I would love this!

  25. Janelle January 27, 2017 at 12:48 am #

    His music brings back memories! Would love to see him live

  26. Erin V January 27, 2017 at 7:40 am #

    I would LOVE to take my boyfriend to this – hear some great tunes!

  27. Allen January 28, 2017 at 6:51 am #

    Haven’t discovered any great new music larelately nor been to a live concert. Would love to take a good friend who is 2 years into guitar lessons and now expanding his horizons through the discovery of new muses!

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