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ERIC SOMMER @ 185 KING ST February 19 Eric Sommer comes to Brevard, North Carolina for an evening of songs and guitars... He's played through the area many times, always to very appreciative and growing audiences, and now, on Thursday, February 19th, he will be at 185 King Street for the entire evening. Without a doubt one of the finest, most versatile players on the road today, Eric is a mash of styles that cover slide, finger-style, pure blues groove and dynamic improv approaches he calls "no fear playing". Eric's song "Europe, Europe" (Rainy Day Karma, 2013) has received 3.5 million plays and downloads in the EU, and "Sunny Afghanistan" has become a favorite of US ARMED FORCES worldwide. A student of Jeff Beck, Bert Jansch, Davy Graham and Steve Howe (YES) and steeped in the acoustic traditions of Doc Watson and Merle Travis, watching this guitar great will "make you jump out of your seat and hollar for joy" says Bugs Madison, in an interview for UK Melody Mag, 2012. Make a point of putting this date on your calendar and do whatever you need to do to see this remarkable singer, writer, storyteller and guitar player.Save I'm Going!
Sounds Like: John Lennon, Steve Howe, David Bromberg, John Prine, Elvis Costello
Bio: "If there's a place for musical perfection, it's wherever you'll find Eric Sommer - A blistering acoustic style plus a variety of slide and open tuning formats will knock you for a loop..." wrote Studdie Burns, Melody Hut UK in 2013. "How one guy can do this so well is remarkable, but if you look...See Full Bio
: eric sommer has a show on 01/30/2015 at 08:00 PM @ The Station at Southern ... in Carrboro, NC http://t.co/z1p8d2GWSY #concert
“Red Chairs has been around for a few years, Black Pancake is due this summer and if Hunter Thompson married Jack Kerouac and Eudora Welty... you'd be close to the literary Eric Sommer. Remarkable writing with clarity and meter and subject matter that is dark, lonely, uplifting and inspiring, where hero's shadows are on every street corner and a stuffed chair makes all the difference... Bravo!! Bravo!!”