Jan (pronounced “Yahn”) Johansson is well-known throughout the United States, Europe and Japan as an accomplished acoustic musician, producer, and music instructor. Jan was born in Skelleftea, Sweden in 1958 and began playing acoustic music at the age of 14. By the time he was 18, Jan was playing guitar, fiddle, and mandolin. At an early age, his passion for music developed into a love of the traditional and bluegrass music of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Jan is a person who embodies the spirit of this American-born genre of music. With that spirit and determination, Jan came to the United States in 1986 to fulfill his dream of playing traditional and bluegrass music.