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Eric Johnson On World Cafe

The renowned Texas musician lays down his electric guitar and picks up the acoustic for his new album, EJ. Watch him perform live onstage.
Thirty years ago, the beloved Texas guitarist Eric Johnson made his general-release debut, Tones. Since then, he's made platinum albums and won a Grammy award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. In this session, he tells us why he does it: "I just like to try to have it have substance or quality or give some kind of emotion to people ... Really, it's more about that than it is the gymnastics or the 'look at me' effect."




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