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feel the music
her training on classical guitar
while in her teens, before switching
to rock. A veteran of numerous
heavy rock bands, Johansson
honed her skills playing festivals
and clubs around the U.S., covering songs by Iron
Maiden, Van Halen, and Accept. But, after seeing
Joe Satriani, she was inspired to focus on her guitar
playing and write instrumental rock tunes.
(Guitarist—and speed king—Michael Angelo
Batio was impressed enough with her talent to
produce her solo CD.) Johansson has a great feel,
and some incredible chops played within strong
compositions. In addition to her excellent phrasing
and strong vibrato, Johansson is an extremely
impressive speed picker.