A pair of American guitar masters, Eric Johnson and Mike Stern, have finally made good on their wish to record a collaborative album: The two are releasing Eclectic on the Heads Up International imprint later this month. Johnson and Stern are also appearing jointly on tour as well as in print at Guitar Aficionado, wherein they discuss the genesis of the project and the material. As Eric Johnson describes the track “Benny Man’s Blues:”
While I was figuring out what to do, I started thinking about some of those old Benny Goodman records where there’s just a couple of chord changes, but it still has that blues vibe.
Read more and listen to a sample at GA.