During a solid eighteen year career in music, Eric has garnered a reputation as a great musician and stage performer in a wide variety of styles and situations. His experience ranges from Rock and Country to Reggae and Hip Hop as well as Electronica and Jazz. He plays average of 150 shows a year, and has recorded albums and jingles at Bizmeaux and Cedar Creek Studios as well as others.
Eric was introduced to music through his artistic family. His mother was a touring ballet dancer with top companies including the New York City Ballet. His father had played bass in San Francisco and New York during the 60s and 70s. Eric finished high school at North Carolina School of the Arts, affording him the opportunity to play in high level bands, orchestras, and jazz band at an early age.
Indiana University was the next stop in his musical education. Before completing his freshmen year, he won an audition for a touring electronica group, Elysian Field, where he first developed a taste for touring. This band took him all over the Midwest, gave him the opportunity to land a series of gigs in the area, and culminated with his inclusion into the critically acclaimed Midwestern ska/funk band Johnny Socko.
His move to Austin in the early 00’s gave Eric a chance to rub shoulders with an entirely different set of players. A chance meeting with Brady Black of the Randy Rogers Band in San Marcos led to a string of gigs in the Texas Country scene. Eric started with Peter Dawson, then spent four years traveling as upright bassist for Doug Moreland. A short stint with Ryan James was followed by four and a half years with Texas favorite, Kyle Park. During this period Eric had a chance to share the stage at festivals and clubs with many Texas and National greats of Country Music. He also recorded as a studio player with other artists as well as recorded jingles featured in the Central Texas area.