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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

American guitarist and recording artist

Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist, vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. His 1990 album Ah Via Musicom was certified platinum by the RIAA, and the single "Cliffs of Dover" won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

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.[1] He plays many musical genres, including rock, blues, jazz fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical, and country.[2] Guitar Player magazine has called him "one of the most respected guitarists on the planet."[3]


August 17, 1954
Eric Johnson was born in Austin.


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