Eric sings and plays electric and acoustic guitar, autoharp, and percussion. His acoustic guitar playing and musical approach draw inspiration from a broad spectrum of his musical heroes, including Bruce Cockburn, John Williams, Eric Clapton, Ali Farka Touré, Paco de Lucia, Joni Mitchell and especially the late Red Shea, one of Gordon Lightfoot’s most influential guitarists. Eric has studied with Red Shea and not surprisingly, Eric's finger-style shows Lightfoot influences, but he is a versatile and accomplished player, capable of playing in a variety of different musical styles. His Martin acoustic guitar sound is unmistakable.
Here is a very young Eric with this guitar.
Eric is an electrical engineer, but hey! nobody's perfect and we try not to hold that against him. As a man of science surrounded by literati, Eric is frequently an object of compassion and empathy at Coyotes gigs; people approach him just to see what an engineer looks like, close up and personal.
Seriously though, Eric is a philosopher king and will gladly discuss any topic you are inclined to bring to him. Feel free to walk up to him and introduce yourself, and then ask him if he's up for a discussion on .... (you fill in the blank!).
Be sure to ask him about the one red sock that hangs tantalizingly (some would say, "seductively") off his music stand.