memories of alex johnson

“Estudio in E minor” by Francisco Tarrega


“The spirits of music can change pain to smiles.” ~LVJ


Alex, my boy, my son, you have enriched and changed my life in many ways. You mean so much to me, your family, and your little son Alex. You had your time here. I wish it were more. I am very happy to have been with you on your journey. My eyes look at each sunrise, each day, and every sunset for you and your little boy. I am so sorry that you are gone. You were a generous heart, a talented, caring young man, and a beautiful soul. I hope that you have traveled safely, on the calmest of waters, as we did together on mountain lakes in our canoe. You are away from your worldly pain, and now rest with our love, in peace. You are with me every day in my heart. You and me, my boy, until we meet again.

Always and forever.



Alex playing Greensleeves.





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Lou Johnson speaking at his son Alex’s memorial.

Family members and friends of Alex-please feel free to leave a story/experience or

words of remembrance about him, how you knew him and what your time was like with Alex and his family using the contact form. Please put in the Subject or the Message that you would like to post your message on Alex’s memorial page. We will post these on this page at a later date.

Alex was lucky enough to spend time and experiences and picked up pointers from Argentinian guitar virtuoso Jose Luis Merlin in the years of 1999-2001.

Please enjoy these video clips.



This piece was just composed and performed by Jose Luis Merlin for Alex.
Performed in front of 500 fans at an InConcert Sierra event June 17th, 2012.


A Personal Documentary by Clara Zahorsky