"Tthe Rusted Rails have been playing Aviator Tap House for the past year....we always can plan on having a full bar! This band does it right...promotion via social media, posters, and incredible music."
-- Mark Doble Aviator Brewing Co.
Quote from venue owner
“Eric Manning is a fine and versatile guitar player. He plays with the confidence of a man who is pleased with himself, amused at the vagaries of modern life and comfortably settled with his instrument. Moving fluidly between the Carolina Piedmont and the Tennessee Valley and back n forth from Beale to Bourbon. Manning works his way through these half/dozen genres of the blues with wit, clever lyrics and often hilarious premises. He is an outstanding songwriter and he’s prolific and funny. I watched Eric play a fifty minute set at Bone Daddys Hideaway on Saturday night (August 7). His set was in turns charming, articulate, silly, sanguine and, maybe most of all, intelligent. I believe Eric is trying to make it with his band, the Rusted Rails, so the solo shows may be few and far between, but if you have an opportunity to see him play something more intimate – just Eric and his guitar - you’d be a fool to miss it.”
Blues News of the Triangle Blues Society (TBS)