Eric Whittington has been an active San Antonio-based musician with bands ranging from Exit 314 to Crossroads to Hindsight. He sits in occasionally with great local bands and players and spent the past several years growing as a lead vocalist, blues harp player and front man.
Dave Duggins is a multi-talented musician and producer with outstanding chops on guitar and drums and a gifted ear for production detail. He has played and recorded from the U.K. to Texas and co-wrote the songs for the first Big E and the Wild Hairs, "Bona Fide."
Ed Shaw's resume is long and includes work in every style from blues to jazz to soul and funk. He's backed up Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells and many others and spent several years as musical director and bassist for the Coasters. He has a formal music education and has studied under some of the preeminent bassists in jazz. Ed excels at laying down a solid, grooving bass line.
Bobby "Bebop" Lancaster grew up in South Texas and caught the drumming bug after seeing The Beatles on TV in 1964. While serving in the military, Bobby founded or played in a number of bands all over Texas and found time for a number of recording projects. He's collaborated with quite a few top producers and musicians along the way.
With a passion for the electric blues and boogie he discovered while growing up in Southeast Texas, fused with the gritty metal outlook of guitar wiz Dave "Crockett" Duggins, Eric ("Big E") and Dave have collaborated to write a collection of blues-rockers. Along with bass master Ed Shaw, drum whiz Bobby Lancaster and a little help from outstanding singer Sharon Garcia, the guys are just about ready to start hitting stages across Texas. Get ready!
Thanks also to Doug Clarke, who got Eric started in the studio and provided truckloads of motivation and inspiration to get this project in motion.
Also a Texas-sized thanks to the ever-supportive and patient Mrs. Whittington for indulging Big E's musical odyssey.
Finally, a huge thank you to Bruce Pipkin, Albert Canchola, George Cobaugh, Paul Ebert, Rick Moyer and all the other alumni of Exit 314 and Crossroads for all the great gigs, rehearsals and adventures that ultimately led to this project.