As a longstanding friend of the Series and favourite of our audience, this will be Johannes Linstead’s fourth performance in Hilton Beach.
As a virtuoso guitarist, his world fusion sound is infused with cuban, middle eastern and latin american influences. Johannes has travelled the world and was exposed to its many cultures from a very young age. Along the way, he picked up a guitar at the age of eight and later discovered all the possibilities of Spanish guitar.
From being named Canada’s Guitarist of the Year, to winning eight Best Album awards, to seven top-ten US Billboard charting albums, and winning a People’s Choice award in the UK, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists in the instrumental, jazz and world music scenes.
His group consists of congas, bongos, accordion, bass and Spanish guitars, together creating a rare on-stage chemistry that often moves audiences to their feet and to shout out “ole!” Together, Johannes and his band set the stage on fire as they let loose a fiesta of Afro-Cuban percussion and Spanish guitar music.
Even if you’re not familiar with the name, you’ve probably heard his music. Johannes’ songs have been used in popular TV shows like Californication, Burn Notice, Pawn Stars, Person of Interest, and in the popular Tropico video game series.
Johannes puts on a fun, lively show and his past performances on our stage sold out, so be sure to get your tickets early!