Big E and the Wild Hairs / Bio

Eric Whittington has been an active San Antonio-based musician with bands ranging from Exit 314 to Crossroads to Hindsight. He sits in occasionally with great local bands and players and spent the past several years growing as a lead vocalist, blues harp player and front man.

Ed Shaw's resume is long and includes work in every style from blues to jazz to soul and funk. He's backed up Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells and many others and spent several years as musical director and bassist for the Coasters. He has a formal music education and has studied under some of the preeminent bassists in jazz. Ed excels at laying down a solid, grooving bass line -- always with a little something extra.

Bobby "Bebop" Lancaster grew up in South Texas and caught the drumming bug after seeing The Beatles on TV in 1964. While serving in the military, Bobby founded or played in a number of bands all over Texas and found time for a number of recording projects. He's collaborated with quite a few top producers and musicians along the way.

You won't see Rick Moyer on stage with the band but he's never far away as he manages our sound and twists all the necessary knobs on the mixing board. Rick's focus on the details are a big part of our sound.

Dave Duggins, a multi-talented musician and producer with outstanding chops on guitar and drums and a gifted ear for production detail. He and Eric founded the band in 2012 and played guitar with us until his move to Atlanta in early 2015. He co-wrote the songs for the first Big E and the Wild Hairs album, "Bona Fide," and we plan to draft him to work on more new songs soon.

Finally, a Texas-sized thanks to the ever-supportive and patient Mrs. Paula Whittington for indulging Big E's musical odyssey. And a huge thank you to Bruce Pipkin, Albert Canchola, George Cobaugh, Paul Ebert, and all the other alumni of Exit 314 and Crossroads for all the great gigs, rehearsals and adventures that ultimately led to this project.

General Info

Band Members
Eric Whittington (harp/vocals), Dave Duggins (guitar/vocals), Ed Shaw (bass/vocals), Bobby Lancaster (drums), Rick Moyer (sound engineer)
Artist Name
Big E and the Wild Hairs
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Active Since
Blues / Roadhouse / Southern Rock

Contact Info

San Antonio, TX

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