Named Canada’s “Guitarist of the Year,” winner of seven “Best Album” awards, six top-ten US Billboard charting albums, and the “People’s Choice” award in the UK, Johannes Linstead has become internationally recognized as one of the best selling guitarists in the Instrumental, Jazz and World Music genres. Johannes’ songs have been used in some of the most popular TV shows, such as Californication with David Duchovny, The Following with Kevin Bacon, Burn Notice and Person of Interest.
His group consists of congas, bongos, accordion, bass and Spanish guitars, with each band member lending his own unique charisma. Together, Johannes and his group set the stage on fire as they let loose a fiesta of Afro-Cuban percussion and Spanish guitar magic.
“I use music as a way to express what words cannot say. Every note contains a part of me and all the love, joy, hope and compassion in my heart. I believe that music has the power to uplift humanity – I see it all the time at every one of my concerts. To be able to bring happiness to so many people is a true blessing.” – Johannes Linstead