Eric D. Johnson is a songwriter, musician and producer. He has been in The Shins, Califone, and his current musical project is Fruit Bats.
He’s also a really great guy, and I feel lucky to call him a friend!
In this episode, Eric gives some solid advice to young artists, and tells us why failing (“hopefully not spectacularly”) can be a really good thing.
We talk about the good and bad of social media. He also shares some great tour stories, talks about the differences between joining someone else’s band as a “side guy” (as he did in The Shins) vs. doing his own thing, fan interactions (and how he wants to make a graphic novel about this! - I can’t wait), the book that had a major impact on him, and a whole lot more.