Eric Johnson
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"Eric Johnson" is an United States/American guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist from Austin, Texas. Best known for his electric guitar skills, Johnson is also a highly proficient acoustic guitar/acoustic, lap steel guitar/lap steel, resonator guitar/resonator, and bass guitar/bass guitarist as well as an accomplished piano/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 music/rock, blues/electric and acoustic blues, jazz, fusion (music)/fusion, soul music/soul-inspired music, folk music/folk, New-age music/new-age, classical music/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 (song)/Cliffs Of Dover", for which Johnson won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

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It's been real good, ... We've had good crowds.

There's more improvisation, and it's a little bit louder live.

People say it's kind of uplifting to them. Inspiring and uplifting, ... I hope I can continue to make that happen.

I was thinking we were going to overtime.

Refinancing is necessary because the current financing is short term with a very large balloon payment that no community would be in a position to meet.

There are 350,000 illegal aliens in the state of Georgia, ... Every dollar we spend on services for [them] is a dollar that's not able to go to a Georgian or some of our neediest citizens or even people like the evacuees who are here legally and need our help.

I can't believe it. I've just got to roll with the punches and come back better than ever this year. I think I went through a lot of this stuff in 2003, mentally coming to grips with not playing.