Being exposed to barbershop, show tunes and Black Sabbath, all at an early age, and loving them all; has lead Eric Johnson to create an eclectic montage of styles on his new release, "summer Dance".
Eric spent many years singing in rock bands as a young adult. Many different combinations led to Eric fronting, as lead singer, the progressive metal bands Prophet and Uglyasin.
Songwriting started in earnest the minute Eric had a guitar and a couple of chords under his belt. Having written over 300 songs to date, EricJ is happy to share some of his favorites with you.
That first guitar opened the door to a world of stringed instruments and a few with keys that Eric plays now.
Which brings us again to Eric’s new release,"summer Dance" an instrumental CD with 9 tracks. It demonstrates an exciting blend of styles and Americana influences.
EricJ has several new projects currently being produced, including a roots rock vocal based CD which will be titled
"It Can't Get Any Better" with a June release anticipated, plus more instrumental releases.
Eric is currently performing all over mid-Michigan with The Shannon Johnson Trio, with Shannon on vocals and guitar, Ty Keyser on percussion and vocals, while Eric brings a range of instruments to the mix. along with his guitar and vocals. The Shannon Johnson Trio bring a wide range of influences to their performances. Shannon delivers powerhouse vocals and excellent guitar work, while Ty and Ericj hold down the bottom.
Whatever your needs, Ericj as a solo artist or the Shannon Johnson Trio can deliver some great entertainment for your event