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ERIC JOHNSON

BIOGRAPHY
 
Eric Johnson

An American guitarist and recording artist. Also known as "EJ"

Best known for his success in the instrumental rock format, Johnson regularly incorporates jazz, fusion, New Age, and country and western elements into his recordings.

Johnson composes and plays not just instrumental songs, but also sings and plays piano.

Johnson won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

At age 11, Johnson took up the guitar and progressed rapidly through the music of his influences: Eric Clapton, Chet Atkins, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, etc.

Johnson being signed to Warner Brothers courtesy of Prince, it was singer Christopher Cross and producer David Tickle who recommended Johnson to be signed to the label.

In 2004, Eric Johnson was invited by Eric Clapton to perform at Clapton's successful Crossroads Guitar Festival. According to Johnson, he was scheduled to perform onstage with Clapton, but the opportunity fell through.

Johnson's current projects did include an all-acoustic project and a live video from his 2006 Tour with Joe Satriani.

Eric Johnson is best known for playing stock Fender Stratocaster and Gibson ES-335 electric guitars through a triple amp setup that consists of Fender Amplifiers.

C. F. Martin & Company released a limited-edition signature Eric Johnson Signature MC-40 in 2003, built to his specifications.

Solo albums include.

Seven Worlds (1978)Reissued in (1998)
Tones (1986)
Ah Via Musicom (1990)
Venus Isle (1996)
Souvenir (2002)
Bloom (2005)
Live from Austin, TX (2005)

All information may be obained at the web address above.

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