On this episode of Long Distance, Paul Reed Smith calls esteemed guitarist and longtime friend Eric Johnson! The pair discuss the importance of staying present while on stage, how the violin inspires Eric’s tone, and why Paul thinks of guitars as the violins of our time.
0:00 - Season 3 Introduction
0:31 - Special guest appearance feat. Joe Walsh
3:42 - Paul plays "Show & Tell"
6:45 - Eric talks about B.B. King's impact on him
9:34 - Paul talks about why he became a guitar maker
12:20 - Discussing "being present" while performing
16:16 - Discussing "guitar tone" and embracing "reckless abandon"
20:07 - Paul reflects on his legacy and chasing his dreams
28:00 - Discussing the "future of guitars"
30:38 - More "Show and Tell"
32:16 - Outro