"Packed with easily memorable and potent melodies, an abundance of good vibes, and an excellent but eclectic mix of instrumentation, Do, Baby. is a rock and roll album that combines the appeal of pop-oriented, radio-friendly jams with the atmosphere of contemporary, Americana-esque rock and an alternative rock aesthetic that forms a distinct and well-polished sound.
~Joshua (J.Smo) Smotherman (Indie Music Discovery)
Eric is a sought after artist/producer, versatile in many genres of music. Eric has performed live and recorded with many talented artists, including: Billy Thompson (Little Milton, Albert King, Art Neville), Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes, Dizzy Gillespie, The Allman Brothers, Sonny Rollins, Tedeschi/Trucks), Daryl Johnson (The Neville Brothers, Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, U2, Bob Dylan), James East (Elton John, Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton), Warner Williams (Piedmont blues legend, 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Winner), Drink Small (Piedmont blues legend, 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Winner), Bill Payne (Little Feat, J.J. Cale, The Doobie Brothers), Lenny Castro (Adele, The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder) and Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker), to name a few.
Eric has performed at venues and music festivals throughout the country including:
NPR’s Mountain Stage-WV, B.B. King Blues Club-NY, House of Blues-IL, The Bayou-DC, Belly Up-San Diego, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay-CA, 9:30 Club-DC, Blues Alley-DC, House of Blues-FL, Greenwood Blues Cruise-SC, Beale Street Blues Festival, Colonial Beach Blues Festival-VA, Washington Folk Festival-DC, Carolina Downhome Blues Festival-SC, Western Maryland Blues Festival-MD, New York State Blues Festival-NY, Paoli Blues Festival-PA, Winchester Blues Festival-VA, Lisner Auditorium-DC, Michelob Dayton Blues Festival-OH, Pennsylvania Blues Festival-PA, San Diego Blues Festival-CA, The Music Center at Strathmore-MD and The Kennedy Center-DC.
Eric has been named Blue411‘s Drum Thumper “Jimi” Award winner, been nominated for multiple WAMMIE awards, inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, #1 on Blues411‘s charts multiple times and was featured in Modern Drummer for his approach and perspective in their “Drummer Blogs.”
Eric is a Soul Stew Records recording artist and endorses: SonoTone Premium Guitar & Bass Strings, Canopus Drums, Soultone Cymbals, Tycoon Percussion, The Grombal-Cymbal Accessories, CymbalChief, Carmichael Thrones, BEATO Bags and Ahead Drumsticks and is a DrumART showcased artist.
In 2020, Eric steps out front, releasing his first solo record of original music, entitled “Do, Baby.” This release is a culmination of the various styles and genres he has had the opportunity to embrace through his musical travels. Eric has recruited many of musical associates along the way to give this release a new vibe and emotion with every song.
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