Richard Leo Johnson is really a self-taught guitarist whose unorthodox acoustic design is similar to the past due Michael Hedges. While he’s often put into the new age group camp, his sonic and rhythmic whirlwinds tend to be a lot more intense than that term indicates. He statements Leo Kottke, John McLaughlin, and Pete Townshend as affects. Some may also detect solid suggestions of Larry Coryell, Ralph Towner, and Pat Metheny. Given birth to and elevated in Arkansas and surviving in Georgia, Johnson was quite effective as an architectural professional photographer before learning to be a musician. His debut documenting, Fingertip Ship, premiered in 1999 on Blue Notice Records. Vocabulary, also on Blue Notice, made an appearance in 2000. Johnson’s next three albums had been released on Cuneiform Information, Poetry of Equipment in 2004 accompanied by Story of Vernon McAlister in 2006 and Who Knew Charlie Footwear? in 2007.