Johannes Linstead – Interviewed on Season 1 Episodes 9 and 10
Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists in the Instrumental, Jazz and World Music genres. Johannes has been named Canada’s “Guitarist of the Year,” collected eight “Best Album” awards, seven top-ten US Billboard charting albums, and the “People’s Choice” award in the UK. When creating new music Johannes derives his inspiration from his many travels, from Spain to the Caribbean, from India to the Middle East. Each new land bringing him a wealth of exotic sounds and rhythms to colour his musical pallet.
A deeply spiritual person, Johannes is a certified yoga instructor and conducts yoga and music retreats when his touring schedule allows. In 2006 he founded Divine Earth (divineearth.org), a humanitarian organization promoting meditation, yoga, holistic living, and the healing power of music.