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2011 Year End Lists: Eric Johnson, Archers of Loaf

2011 Year End Lists: Eric Johnson, Archers of Loaf

Top 10 Musical Highlights of 2011 

Top 10 Musical Highlights of 2011

1. Archers' "surprise reunion gig" way back in January. That was the most fun I've had in recent memory.
2. Slowly learning how to play drums. But progress IS steady.
3. The purchase (gulp!) of my sunburst Strat. I can happily report no buyer's remorse.
4. Watching and hearing Birdsmell, Ben Bridwell's "side project."
5. Discovering Electric Owls. Thank you Matt, I love their music.
6. My/our/Archers network debut on the Jimmy Fallon show.
7. Having Archers records released on Merge Records. Thanks y'all!
8. Having a bona fide rock star, Mac, take us out to dinner AND pay for it.
9. Visiting Chicago twice this year ... and seeing Bob Weston both times.
10. Oh yeah, TOURING! Thank you to all the bands we played with and thank you Merge and thank you Shawn Nolan, Jim Romeo and all the people who helped make it happen. And most of all, thank you to God for letting us rock on a Sunday.