Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist from Austin, Texas. Best known for his electric guitar skills, Johnson is also a highly proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitarist as well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist.
Johnson is skilled in a wide array of musical genres evidenced by the many different styles incorporated in both his studio and live performances including rock, electric and acoustic blues, jazz, fusion, soul-inspired music, folk, new-age, classical, and country and western.Pinson, Matt. [http://musicplayers.com/features/guitars/2006/0806_Eric_Johnson.php "Eric Johnson: In Full Bloom"] - MusicPlayers.com - August 6, 2006.
Guitar Player magazine has called Johnson "one of the most respected guitarists on the planet".Leslie, Jimmy. [http://www.keyboardmag.com/article/eric-johnson/Aug-06/22108 "On Tackling Odd Meters: Eric Johnson"] - Guitar Player Magazine - August 2006. His 1990 platinum-selling, full-length album, Ah Via Musicom, produced the single, "Cliffs of Dover", for which Johnson won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.[http://www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_Awards/Winners/Results.aspx?title=&winner=Eric%20Johnson&year=0&genreID=0&hp=1 "Eric Johnson"] - at Grammy.com.