Hailing from Clay, Alabama, Eric has been playing the Upright Bass since he was 8 years old. He first learned from his father while attending local Bluegrass Jams almost every weekend and Festivals in the Summertime. Eric continued to study music in school, taking private lessons with Cleveland Eaton at the University of Alabama at Birmingham while in the Music Technology program there. In 2003, he was hand-picked to join the Red Stick Ramblers and became an invaluable addition to their brand of Cajun Gypsy Swing. Eric stayed with the band until their final performance in 2014 at the Blackpot Festival, a unique festival-cuisine-culture experience that he continues to help organize. Over the years, Eric has appeared on almost 40 recordings singing and playing many different instruments including Bass, Banjo and Triangle, and has lent his ears to Producing and Co-Producing several projects. His song Bloodshot Eyes was nominated in 2010 for Song of the Year by Offbeat Magazine, and his song Katrina was prominently used in the HBO series Treme as well as the film You’re In Charge. Eric has been featured on 4 GRAMMY nominated recordings, including the 2012 Grammy Award Winning Best Regional Roots category, for The Band Courtbouillon. Eric also has acting experience, appearing in Seasons 3 & 4 of Treme, 2013’s Bonnie and Clyde, and I Saw the Light- a Biopic about Hank Williams.