Jeb Wright recently interviewed Eric Johnson for ClassicRockRevisited.com. In the interview, Johnson discusses his latest album Up Close, the current tour in support of the album, doing session work, and his diverse guitar style:
I think there are people who are better at one style than I am. I’m kind of a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to guitar styles. When I was growing up I never picked one style of music. The more I listened to different styles of music I found there was great music in every style. I realized it is not the song that is great; it is the integrity and quality of the music that makes it great. If you just listen, and keep your mind a little bit open, then you can be touched by any style of music. I have always kind of liked that. It really keeps things from being boring for me.