“One of 2018's most impressive debuts, both as an artist and a label.”
“Here’s your opportunity to catch a phenomenal talent before the rest of the world catches on... Eric Johanson can flat out play the guitar.”
“Along with his solid playing and singing, Johanson’s willingness to write Blues music without adhering to the genre’s traditional structuring makes for a compelling listen.”
“His debut album, on the new label of Louisiana luminary Tab Benoit, reveals that Tab has recognized a notable new talent.”
New Orleans based Eric Johanson was tearing up nightclub stages in Louisiana with his soulful blues guitar before he finished high school. He has toured across the US and internationally as lead guitarist for the legendary Cyril Neville, Grammy-winning Zydeco artist Terrance Simien, and performed onstage with Tab Benoit, JJ Grey & Mofro, Eric Lindell, Mike Zito, Anders Osborne, the Neville Brothers, and many more.
Recently signed to Whiskey Bayou Records, his debut album was produced and engineered by Tab Benoit at his studio in Houma, featuring Tab on drums, and Corey Duplechin on bass. Following it's release in October of 2017, Eric has been touring across the US supporting Tab Benoit at sold out theaters and performance halls.
In February of 2019 Eric released Blues In My Blood - a duet record with his first cousin, singer Tiffany Pollack. A child given up for adoption, Tiffany was unknown to Eric until she was 25, where she was discovered to be also performing blues in the New Orleans area. After re-uniting, they decided to capture this connection in the studio. Blues In My Blood is currently in its 7th week in the top 10 on the Roots Music Report Blues charts.