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Johannes Linstead

Rank #1 CA Toronto, ON, CA Latin / World / Flamenco


Sounds Like: Ottmar Liebert, Jesse Cook, Paco De Lucia, Strunz & Farah, Armik

Label: Earthscape Media, Divine Earth, Real Music Label

Bio: From being named Canada's “Guitarist of the Year” to winning four “Best Album” awards, to four top-ten Billboard charting albums, to top-ten radio airplay, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarist/composers in the Instrumental and World Music ge... See Full Bio

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PERFORMING TODAY IN TORONTO - Cabbagetown Street Fest, 493 Parliament St (by TD Bank). Sunday 2 - 6 pm.


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  • 2013

    Nov 2

    Kitchener, CA | 8:00pm
    Chrysalids Theatre
    Kitchener, CA
    Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:00pm
  • 2013

    Mar 23

    Homer, NY, US | 7:00pm
    Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:00pm


    From being named “Guitarist of the Year”, to winning six “Best Album” awards, to four top-ten Billboard charting albums, to top-ten radio airplay, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists and composers in the Instrumental and World Music genres. Johannes is an “Influential Artist” with Yamaha Corporation of America, the largest musical instrument manufacturer in the world. On stage and on his recordings, Johannes lets loose a fiesta of Spanish guitar magic! Johannes’ live performances are nothing short of phenomenal. Bursting with tropical sounds, audiences are moved to dance and clap along to his music. In concert, as on his recordings, Johannes and his group create a festive mood with plenty of lightning fast guitar improvisations and spicy percussion solos alive with the driving beats of bongos, congas, timbale and doumbek. Lively Latin and Mediterranean rhythms combined with Johannes’ technical virtuosity leave audiences breathless.

  • 2012

    Nov 23

    Oakville, ON, CA | 8:00pm

    Oakville, ON, CA
    Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:00pm


    CD Release Party and Live Performance! Moonshine Cafe 137 Kerr St. Oakville, ON 905-844-2655 Note: Alternate show is on Nov. 18th

  • 2012

    Nov 22

    Guelph, ON, CA | 12:00pm

    Guelph, ON, CA
    Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:00pm


    Thursday At Noon Concert Series University of Guelph MacKinnon Building room 107, Goldschmidt Room www.uoguelph.ca/sofam/events For more info: 519-824-4120 x52991

  • 2012

    Nov 18

    Oakville, ON, CA | 8:00pm

    Oakville, ON, CA
    Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:00pm


    CD Release Party and Live Performance! Moonshine Cafe 137 Kerr St. Oakville, ON 905-844-2655.

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  • Robert Karasek (Artist) Robert Karasek
    I really like what I heard here!!
  • DYANE (Artist) DYANE
    Beautiful!! love it!!! xoxoxo muy linda musica amigo. xoxox
  • Susan Martin (Artist) Susan Martin
    Incredible guitar work and great music!
  • J Wildd (Artist) J Wildd
    Hard work is always appreciated, nice...
  • JMOYA (Artist) JMOYA
    Fantastic performance and play. Just great music and artist.
  • MaryJustice Lucas (Artist) MaryJustice Lucas
    Totally awesome music. Truly beautiful.
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Q: The music makes us feel a feeling. Can good music make us see colors and images as beautiful paintings do?
A: Music is a very pure language, more pure than the language of words. Words can be contaminated with lies, but how can you corrupt vibration? Sound can disturb or can calm the mind, like the sound of nature. It can make us feel aggressive, or bring us into a state of divine ecstasy. Humans have the ability to block emotions and bury them in the unconscious mind. However, if you allow the music to penetrate into your being, to surrender yourself to it, it can transport you to different levels of consciousness. If you block it you will experience very little, if anything at all. But embracing the music and allowing it enter you may indeed touch parts of the mind that stimulate your own creativity. In such a case, you may well see colours as well as images. Music may also trigger past memories as it seems to hold a magic key, and if the the right notes are played, with just the right rhythm and harmony it can to open up the heart to experience deep and profound love. This is why there have been so many love songs written, for when the lover composes music that has been touched by the sweetness of the heart it has the power to inspire and move the heart of the beloved in a most transcendental way. If one has a deep love affair with the divine, God or creation itself is the Beloved and the source of inspiration. This is why music has been used for sacred purposes as a way to commune with the divine, be it the mystical music of the Sufis, Hindu chants, Sikh shabds, Islamic prayers, Jewish siddurs, as well as tribal and shamanic rites. The devotee is so filled with the love of the divine that the heart wishes only to sing ecstatic words of praise and gratitude. All cultures have recognized that music touches the very soul and when communion has been reached visions of angels, deities, spirit-guides, and other such phenomena may be seen. This is known as divine sight, which is different than normal physical sight that can perceive only the material world.

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