Damian is known for his ability to fit into any musical situation, his extraordinary reading and improvising skills as well as being an educator and columnist. He has played in the studio or on the stage with the likes of • Gino Vannelli • Peter Erskine New Trio • The Jaco Pastorius Big Band (featuring Richard Bona, Peter Erskine & Damian Erskine) • Les McCann & Javon Jackson • Jeff Lorber • Teri-Lynn Carrington • Sveti w/ Marko Djordjevic • Brandon Ross • Vardan Ovsepian • Charmaine Neville • Jessy J • Tony Furtado and many others as well as being featured on the GospelChops.com "Shed Sessionz Vol. 1" DVD. Whether playing as a sideman or with his own group, he is known for his rock solid bass work, virtuosic solos and thoughtful chordal abilities.
Damian is an adjunct professor at both Portland State University and Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon and has also appeared as an instructor at Gerald Veasley's Bass Bootcamp, the National Guitar Workshop as well as the Berklee College of Music's Guitar Week.
Damian has also written for Bass Player Magazine, NoTreble.com, Bass Musician Magazine as well as authoring his own book, "Right Hand Drive".