Matthew Lickona 2 p.m., Jan. 22
Until 1990, guitarist Eric Johnson was the kind of player whose name was often mentioned among musicians who considered his 1986 major-label debut, Tones, as important a touchstone as anything by likeminded stringsmiths such as Pat Metheny and Larry Carlton, even though Johnson rarely got that kind of radio play. All that changed with 1990’s Ah Via Musicom, when he became the first person to score three Billboard top-ten instrumental singles from one album: “Trademark” (#7), “Righteous” (#8), and “Cliffs of Dover” (#5), the latter earning him a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental and a #17 rank among Guitar World’s 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.
- When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 7 p.m.
- Cost: $25 - $50