Sunday, April 19, 2009
Davey Johnstone Says Elton Booked through 2011
In a recent interview Davey spoke about how he is booked with Elton to perform at least until 2011.
Johnstone auditioned for Elton John as a mandolin player in 1972 and has been with the great one ever since. Besides mandolin and guitar, Johnstone plays the banjo and sitar. He co-wrote 20 songs with John and lyricist Bernie Taupin, including the classic hit, "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues."
For the past five years, Johnstone has worked with John in Las Vegas. The show will close April 22, but neither John nor Johnstone will have much down time. In May, the Elton John/Billy Joel concert tour will continue and perform in several famous outdoor venues including Wrigley Park in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston.
"We're booked through 2011," Johnstone said.