Eric Johnson, from a recent conversation with Music Radar about his upcoming album, discussing why it takes him so long to complete an album:
“In the end, though, the finished product is what matters, and I just can’t lower my standards. I can’t go, ‘Oh well, I’m not in tune – whatever.’ That isn’t what turns me on. What turns me on is hearing a guitar with a great sound and played really, really great. That’s what gets me up in the morning.”
Johnson says he has about 12 songs completed for the album, which he expects to release soon. The album is being mixed by Andy Johns and is tentatively titled Up Close. Special guests on the album include Jimmie Vaughan, Jonny Lang, and Steve Miller.
(Thanks to GL reader Darren M. for the tip about the interview.)