Eric Johnson (guitarist and recording artist from Austin, Texas)

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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.

Guitar Player magazine has called Johnson "one of the most respected guitarists on the planet". 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. He was voted No. 47 on "100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time" by Guitar World's readers.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Tones Eric Johnson 4.5 3
1990 Ah Via Musicom Eric Johnson 3.5 5
1996 Venus Isle Eric Johnson 4 1
1998 Seven Worlds Eric Johnson 4 3
2002 Souvenir Eric Johnson 1
2005 Bloom Eric Johnson 2
2009 Up Close Eric Johnson 1
Mariani Eric Johnson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Eclectic Eric Johnson & Mike Stern 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Anaheim Eric Johnson 2
2010 Live from Austin, TX '84 Eric Johnson 2
2014 Europe Live Eric Johnson 1
Austin City Limits: Live From Austin, TX: Eric Johnson Eric Johnson 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Cliffs of Dover Eric Johnson 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Bloom Eric Johnson 1
Alien Love Child / Live And beyond Eric Johnson 1

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