Johannes Linstead, Juno-Nominated Guitarist
From Canada’s “Guitarist of the Year,” to winning eight “Best Album” awards, to seven top-ten US Billboard charting albums, and winning the “People’s Choice” award in the UK, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists in the Instrumental, Jazz and World Music genres. Chances are you’ve heard his music. Johannes’ songs have been used in some of the most popular TV shows: Californication, The Following, Burn Notice, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Pawn Stars, Person of Interest. Johannes is an endorsed “Influential Artist” with Yamaha Guitars USA, the largest musical instrument manufacturer in world, and in 2016 signed an endorsement deal with D’Addario, the largest string manufacturer in the world. The group consists of fiery Spanish and electric guitar, spicy Latin percussion, soulful accordion and grooving bass. Together, Johannes and his group set the stage on fire as they let loose a fiesta of Afro-Cuban percussion and Spanish guitar magic. When creating new music Johannes derives his inspiration from his many travels, from Spain to the Caribbean, from India to the Middle East. Each new land bringing him a wealth of exotic sounds and rhythms to colour his musical pallet. Having developed a love for the tropics, Johannes now calls the Dominican Republic his home away from home.
Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall
Friday, January 25, 2019