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The Eric Dodd Band's ability to be cross-promoted between rock, pop, and even possibly country music radio is the reason that the Eric Dodd Band is going to be instantly popular. Being able to capture the admiration of fans from various genres allows the EDB to play anywhere for anyone. Just listen.

Biography

With his roots in Athens, Georgia, Eric Dodd has been a student of songwriting since the age of 15. Eric Dodd and his band have played over a hundred shows in the last two years around the Southeast and are looking to take their popular sounds to the national level. Eric’s southern, soul-filled stories of break-ups, heartache, re-kindling of relationships, freedom, and – finally – hope fill his debut album. The emotional trip of the album is enough to remind even the oldest of souls of the memories of young, raw emotion.

Eric's music has most recently been captivating the attention of fraternities and sororities at UGA and Emory University. The Eric Dodd Band has played at various venues between Athens and Atlanta, including The Georgia Theatre, Tasty World, DT’s Landing, The Sweetwater Brewing Co. and Maggie’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill. They have performed alongside many Georgia musicians such as the Zac Brown Band, the Francisco Vidal Band, Brighter Shade, Mama’s Love, Angie Aparo, The Dead Confederates, and Sonia Leigh. The Band’s shows include his own original music off of his upcoming album but can also include an eclectic mix of covers from artists such as Johnny Cash, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Drive-By Truckers, Sublime, Ray Charles, Stone Temple Pilots, Nelly Furtado, Chamillionaire, and Edwin McCain.

Eric’s debut album, HEAL, is being produced by Atlanta Musical Icon, John Driscoll Hopkins and is slated for release in October of 2007.

Lyrics

Undercover Angel

Written By: Eric Dodd

Woke up this morning, tryin’ recollect
I remember that dark hair somewhere, I thought to myself
You turned to me and said, “o my what a night”
The fog began to lift, I said, “You got that right”

I reached for the bottle to even out my head
I took a drink down, started to think now, where the night began
Was hanging on Clayton Street, the bomb dropped, when you walked in
Bartender man have mercy, “you gotta fill me up again”

She was an undercover angel
Brought me to my knees as she walked on by
She could work it like the devil
It was easy to see she had this power over guys

I had a few more and they started to go down way too smooth
I had to make my move right then, had to move right in on you
Yea, you spoke so sweet and your perfume made me lose my mind
It’s getting late; can I get a taste of you sometime?

She was an undercover angel
Brought me to my knees as she walked on by
She could work it like the devil
It was easy to see she had this power over guys

And you smiled that sexy little smile
It stung so good, I let it sting for a while
Whispered in my ear, go and grab a cab
You took me by the hand and man, Here we go again

Give Her Freedom

Written By: Eric Dodd

She’s lost somewhere in Newport
On the wrong side of the bridge
She feels the morning air; that’s her day’s end

Her shadows belong to her
But they haven’t been her friends
She tries to run, but trips up, won’t let herself get away from them

Give her freedom, let her flags fly again
Give her freedom, this is my prayer

She wears a coat made of wool
When the sun needs his rest
She remembers sunny days from her childhood, that’s all the color she needs

When her parents went missing
She knew where they went
Though they were still there, they were never there, she was all by herself

Give her freedom; this is my prayer
Give her freedom, let her flags fly again

Let us pray to the skies and dry her lonely eyes
And carry all her pain to the levee and let it drowned, crying out freedom

When that day finally comes
Her guards will come down
Its hard to be so strong when your spirit’s been trampled on

Give her freedom; this is my prayer
Give her freedom; let her flags fly again
Help me cry out freedom, cry out freedom, freedom

7 to 6

Written By: Eric Dodd

I wish that you could be that someone sometimes
But your words somehow find my darkness through lies

Seven to six you’re still ahead
Fighting the battles, we can make them dead
Just understand that there is still time left

And maybe you could be the one, to identify my strengths
And maybe you could be the one, to press your lips to mine
And maybe you could be the one, so we can intertwine
And maybe you could be the one

And I know that we can find new meanings for ourselves
Cause baby sometimes you try and make me act like someone else, o well

You worry yourself half to death
Along with me and the heart in my hand
Can we make it through these days?

You’re everywhere I look
You’re in my dreams

It’s time to work, we found ourselves, let’s see the new year ahead
Let’s see it again; let’s find ourselves

And maybe you could be the one, to identify my strengths
And maybe you could be the one, to press your lips to mine
And maybe you could be the one, so we can intertwine
And maybe you could be the one

Goodbye Kiss

Written By: Eric Dodd

I’ve been waitin’ on you for so long, you wouldn’t believe
But now I’m livin’ in a dream and I don’t ever want to wake
Forget about consequence, the past, and what they’re gonna say
We’ll block out the world by drawing the shades and let the candlelight illuminate

Cause this isn’t a new love, Only time was keeping us
But I have you here and that’s my only care

It’s your face
It’s your smile
It’s combination that has me thinkin’ so wild

So we drove down to the coastline, thought we could use some time
I sat back, the palm trees study the waves, the way I study your smile
But you disappeared with the morning sun; you said I’ll be back real soon
Now I’m stuck, confused, in a rut, I want you, where have you gone?

I’ve never been like this, my stomach’s been in knots since that goodbye kiss
I gotta find my way, my way back home

To your face
It’s your smile
It’s the combination that has me thinkin’ so wild
It’s the way
You make me feel right
It’s the sand running in my hands, that makes me ask why

Mesmerized, glowing rays
I knew this love would last through the storm I see your face

It’s your face
It’s your smile
It’s the combination that has me thinkin’ so wild
It’s the way
You make me feel right
It’s the sand running in my hands, it makes me ask why

Discography

Heal - 2007 (Self-Released)

Set List

One Night- Eric Dodd Band
Georgia Grove- Eric Dodd Band
#41- Dave Mattews Band
Outfit- Drive By Truckers
Goodbye Kiss- Eric Dodd Band
Jolene- Ray Lamontagne
Welcome Back- Eric Dodd Band
Romeo and Juliet- Dire Straits
Lonely Love- Drive By Truckers
Seven to Six- Eric Dodd Band
Purple Haze Jam- Jimi Hendrix rendition
What I see- Eric Dodd Band
Soulshine- Gov't Mule
Give Her Freedom- Eric Dodd Band
Never Gonna Change- Drive by Truckers
Solitude- Edwin Mccain
Heartache Song- Eric Dodd Band
Bright Side of the Road-Van Morrison
I Got a Woman-Ray Charles
Four of a Kind-Eric Dodd Band
The One I love-R.E.M.
Angels of Hope-Eric Dodd Band