Thursday, July 8, 2021 – Johnson & Keaggy Interview

Two Masters Talk About Mosaics of Keyboards and Guitars: Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy-The Echoes Interview

Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy take us on a trip to Ravenna. Their album was the March CD of the Month and was in the Top Ten of The Best of Echoes 2021, So Far. The two musicians take us inside their musical creation which has elements of folk, classical and even some rock.

Phil Keaggy is still known for his work in the 1970s with Glass Harp, a band that straddled psychedelic and progressive rock. He then went solo, winning polls in publications like Guitar Player Magazine, and broke out with the 1978 instrumental album, The Master and the Musician.

Jeff Johnson has also has enjoyed a long career. He began recording progressive keyboard music in 1980 and then got the Celtic bug and made several landmark recordings with Nightnoise‘s Irish flutist, Brian Dunning. They recorded on Windham Hill and Hearts of Space records, but mostly on Johnson’s own Ark Music label.

Johnson and Keaggy began working together in 2009 with the album Frio Suite and now have Ravenna, their fourth recording and fourth Echoes CD of the Month.