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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson (1971 ‚Äď)¬†is a Tucson Arizona-based musician who has played in numerous rock bands and engineered, mixed and produced dozens of recording projects.¬†¬†¬† Johnson is the founder of SlowBurn Records. Johnson grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois and took piano lessons as a child, switching to the guitar at 14.¬†¬† Because he knew something of how music worked from the piano, he was able to teach himself basic guitar¬†chords quickly and found it fairly easy to sing along while playing.¬† Inevitably, Johnson found others in high school with similar interests and formed his first band in 1985. Johnson studied visual arts in college. ¬†He studied¬†sculpture at¬†the University of Wisconsin - Madison and later, moving to Tucson Arizona in 1995¬†earned a¬†Masters degree in Art Education from the University of Arizona. Johnson became interested in taking the skills taught in a visual art program and applying the same aesthetic to music. ¬† ¬†This became the pervasive style and approach that has informed all of his work. Johnson has written and recorded dozens of projects since 1987, however, he has ¬†released few recordings bearing his name ‚Äď 2007‚Äôs ‚ÄúLo-Fi Christmas‚ÄĚ a collection of traditional Christmas carols given the old-school, four-track treatment. ¬†"Lo-Fi Christmas" remains officially unreleased and was recorded primarily for family and friends. ¬†In 2013, he released his first official solo project, Eric Johnson's Action Figures. Currently, Eric Johnson has concluded his tenure with Tucson's¬†Number Three Combo, releasing their third and final recording "Resurfacing" in June, 2017. ¬†Johnson plans to continue to work on publishing archival recorded works from Black Sun Ensemble, Sun Zoom Spark and others in the coming years.  

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