Eric Bolivar is a musician who has shared his talents with people around the world many times over. This musical journey has seen him perform with a wildly diverse group of artists ranging from rock gods to jazz legends, revolutionary punks to hip hop poets, r&b/ funk royalty to cutting edge electronica artists. Born into a musical family in the San Francisco Bay Area, Eric started playing drums at the age of 4 and immediately showed natural ability. By the time he was a freshman in high school marching band, he was already being asked to teach high school drumlines. At age 17, he became a member of the 1991 World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drumline. While teaching and/or arranging for drum corps, high school marching bands and concert percussion ensembles, Bolivar would be performing in various groups at night. Eventually, the road called and Eric has been globetrotting ever since. Eric's nearly constant touring, has seen him perform for crowds all over the world. After re-locating to New York, NY, Eric got the call to play with Grammy Award winning singer/ songwriter Anders Osborne. After several flights to New Orleans to play with Anders, Bolivar moved to the Crescent City only to be forced out by Hurricane Katrina. After the flood waters receded, he moved back. Eric is currently dividing his time between touring with Anders Osborne, New Orleans funk rock outfit Bonerama, Brooklyn, NY based Pimps of Joytime and Some Cat From Japan, an all star sideman tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Bolivar's schedule is insanely busy to say the least, but even with his hectic schedule, Eric still finds the time to cram in freelance gigs, recording sessions and filming for television appearances.
Eric is endorsed by Vic Firth and has been since 2001