Eric Britt & The River City Outlaws / Bio
At age 12, Eric picked up the guitar and taught himself to play. Growing up in south Georgia, Eric and his high school buddies played dances at Elks and Moose Club
lodges and local honky tonks, getting paid mostly in beer. As the 70’s moved into punk he did a brief stint with a band playing gigs in Atlanta before returning to his roots, singing at small venues in around Auburn, Alabama while attending college. After college Eric entered the real world, joining the Marines to fly. During his years as a Marine pilot, Eric only found time to write. It was then that he penned many of the songs on his current CD. Fate led him to Arkansas and a renewed focus on creating and performing music. Eric’s influences run from pure country of Johnny Cash and Billy Joe Shaver (the original red dirt outlaw) to early Jimmy Buffet and on to Buck Owens /Dwight Yoakam’s Bakersfield sound and Lyle Lovett. Eric’s easy going nature and enthusiasm for all types of music and life is heard throughout his music. This CD is a real gem! All lyrics and music were written by Eric Britt.
Couple of notes: "Song for MeMe" is sung by my daughter Marie at age 4. We recorded this and sent it to her Great grand mother (MeMe) for Christmas. I thought it would be a great intro to the song I wrote about her, "My Marie".
"Black Rain" is a tribute and a reminder to all of us who live and deal with severe weather such as tornado's etc... Given the economy ... A real "Black Rain" is coming!
"Honest man" is a song I wrote for my Dad. I gave it to him before he died! That was a tough one....
"Up In Arkansas" is a cover of a Tony Joe White/Ricky Rector tune ... I have taken it as my own fits me to a tee!
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- Little Rock, AR
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