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Eric Johnson (1954- )

Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is a guitarist and recording artist from Austin, Texas. 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.

We heard from a personal aquaintance that Eric is vegetarian.

gypsycaravan.com, April 2007:

There are a number of acclaimed guitar virtuosos out there, from Joe Satriani to Steve Vai to Al Di Meola. But few of them have the elegance and stylistic range of Eric Johnson. He has a grace and sense of melody that most guitarists lack — so many guitar players act like it’s a percussion instrument, just pounding on the strings, but Johnson plays the instrument like a violin.

My wife and I caught his show last night at Threadgill’s. We arrived early for dinner and stayed for the show, a benefit for the employees of Mother’s Café & Garden, a local vegetarian eatery that was burned down in an accidental fire. They intend to reopen in the next few months (insurance companies move slow) but have been trying to take care of their employees in the interim.

from lowellrocks.com

Eric is a Vegetarian, but still eats well. Everyone in Austin does. He's just very active and must have a really fast metabolism. He showed me a place to get the most incredible smoothies imaginable. All organic fruits used. Totally insane and the best smoothie I've ever had. He keeps a stash of them in his fridge in the studio.......this is what Rock n Roll has come to !!!

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