Eric Johnson was born August 17, 1954.
Eric is best known for his ability to incorporate jazz, fusion, new age and rock into his recordings.
Guitar Player magazine called Johnson “One of the most respected guitarists on the planet.”
In 1990 he recorded the single “Cliffs of Dover,” which won him the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
The latest news on Eric is that he just finished a new studio album, and has scheduled 4 Texas shows with his Alien Love Child band. This is from the official post on Johnson’s web site:
“Johnson will now be giving various tracks to three of the top engineers in contemporary music to mix: George Massenberg, Gary Paczosa and Andy Johns. “I’ve spent the last year and a half in the studio, and I really want to get up on stage and do some playing,” says Johnson. After a recent one-off Alien Love Child show in Dallas, “the band was sounding better than ever, so I want to keep that going.”
Guest artists on the new release will include Sonny Landreth, Jimmy Vaughan, and Steve Miller.
Visit Eric’s official web site by clicking HERE.
Happy 56th Birthday Eric Johnson!