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Eric Sandstrom / Bio

I was born Paul Eric Sandstrom on Saturday March 25th, 1961. I don't know which
was more important at the time; Elvis arriving in Hawaii to 'come out of retirement', which I think was code for: 'quit making exceptionally bad films'; or the fact that we were in the middle of the space race, and the Russians had sent Sputnik up with a mannequin named Ivan and a dog named Zvezdochka. Both were successfully recovered on my birthday.
I've had a great many models in music, but most notably I would have to list...here we go...Woody, Bob D, Bob M, Townes, John Sebastian, Neil, Willie, Johns Lennon and Cash, Paul, Keith, Cat Stevens, and Jimi Hendrix...Eric Clapton, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Jimmy Page, Richard Thompson, Lou Reed, Justin Heyward, Robbie Robertson, John Fogerty, Steve Goodman, Jerry Garcia, Roger Waters, Chrissie Hynde, Peter Cetera, Tom Petty, John Prine, Bob Weir, Tina Turner, Harry Chapin, JJ Cale, Jorma, John Hartford, Michelle Shocked, Allison Krauss, Snatam Kaur, Root Boy Slim, The Slikee Boys, Eva Cassidy, Ian MacKaye, Jeff Buckley, Ben Harper, Jonathan Byrd, Blaze Foley, Merle Haggard, Sy Kahn, Raul Seixas, Freddie King, and the Rolling Stones among others. Perhaps most importantly, I am deeply indebted to the late Benjamin Hunter Gibbs..otherwise known as Raccoon, for his love and inspiration without which I would have never picked up a guitar. Finally, I would also like to express my sincere thanks to Ritchie Lane for producing and recording this music!

Eric Sandstrom
February 8th, 2010

General Info

Artist Name
Eric Sandstrom
Home Page
Folk / Singer Songwriter / Indie

Contact Info

Gerrardstown, WV