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eric sommer

US Athens, OH Pop / Alternative Rock/Folk / Blues

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Sounds Like: John Lennon, Steve Howe, David Bromberg, John Prine, Elvis Costello

Manager: Promotions-, Jewel Olson

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

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Heading to Birmingham in a ...
Mar 23, 2014
Finally getting back on the schedule, looking to get out in the mid atlantic - g... [more]
Finally getting back up...
Mar 23, 2014
After 30 days in recovery, things are better and I am dusting myself off, gettin... [more]
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Twitter_icon_for_status: eric sommer has a show on 08/21/2014 at 08:00 PM @ Club Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA http://t.co/NZLg8MJUM9 #concert

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  • Thu

    Aug 21


    Pittsburgh, PA, US | 8:00pm

    Pittsburgh, PA, US
    Thu Aug 21 8:00pm

    Details

    Mr. Sommer travels solo on this show and brings 7-9 guitars onstage along with a collection of small, beat-up amps held together with clothes pins, duct tape and zip ties. The stage is usually topped off with a collection of vintage Lava Lamps, acquired, as Eric Sommer explains it, "...through raucous negotiations in pawnshops, thrift stores and flea markets." With open tunings, slide guitar, lap-slap tone guitar and a remarkably aggressive fingering style approach, watching Eric Sommer will make you jump out of your seat and holler for joy. And the songs, the words and the lyrical quality belie a deeply sensitive approach to documenting cast-aside events and recording the human experience - honestly or otherwise. These songs are visual fabric to the American narrative of freedom and creative expression, making message and content work effortlessly with technical skill and musical inventiveness. It's a remarkable combination. There are very few players who have maintained this authentic American style of guitar and Eric Sommer is one of the very best. Amen.

  • Wed

    Aug 13


    New York, NY, US | 7:00pm

    New York, NY, US
    Wed Aug 13 7:00pm

    Details

    Full sets after Burlesque...!!! Love the Parkside, see you there!!

  • Sun

    Aug 10


    New York, NY, US | 8:00pm

    New York, NY, US
    Sun Aug 10 8:00pm

    Details

    9- ERIC SOMMER. $4 BLOODY MARY'S PART OF ALL DAY LIQUID BRUNCH. FOR BOOKING: EMAIL STEVE PARKSIDEBOOKING@GMAIL.COM

  • Thu

    Aug 7


    Memphis, TN, US | 8:00pm

    Memphis, TN, US
    Thu Aug 07 8:00pm
  • Wed

    Aug 6


    Memphis, TN, US | 7:00pm

    Memphis, TN, US
    Wed Aug 06 7:00pm
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  • Madison Audio (Artist) Madison Audio
    Greetings I can "energize" your songs by mastering them. You may send a song for a free mastering. Cheers madisonaudio@hotmail.com
  • Hide in the Shallows (Artist) Hide in the Shallows
    Greeting from Kansas City. Looking forward to August 3rd! I really like the feeling of your songs, particularly Brown Bag and a Blow Torch!!!
  • Tyrone Smith (Artist) Tyrone Smith
    Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined-- Keep Doin' Your Thing and Pushing forward : ) http://facebook.com/OfficialTyroneSmith
  • Rick Millward (Artist) Rick Millward
    enjoyed Brown Bag and Blow Torch today!
  • Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo (Artist) Alex The Red Parez a...
    Listenin' to your songs whilst sittin' at my desk at work brother, man! Thanks for keepin' me company through the digital waves while I toil away in "office space", hehehe...
  • Darin Warner (Artist) Darin Warner
    Glad to meet you thru the world of Music!
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