Eric Angus Whyte

Eric Angus Whyte

 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, CAN
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Eric Angus Whyte comes home with a new album in hand, August 2011. "Luddite Sons", produced by Iain Archer (Snow Patrol), was written in Ireland over the past two years. The unique blend of celtic-inspired folk, draws on many historical tales for plots. The disc also features the hammered dulcimer.

Biography

Eric Angus Whyte is a folk musician and storyteller. His sound is unashamedly maritime, yet eclectic enough to reveal influences such as Bruce Cockburn and T-Bone Burnett. He has been fortunate to have worked with some of Canada's best musicians including Blue Rodeo's Greg Keelor, Joel Plaskett, JP Cormier and the Barra MacNeils.

In 2004, he released his first album called Always Home. The disc picked up airplay on CBC right across Canada and earned him an ECMA nomination for Folk Album of the Year.

A short time later, he began touring eastern Canada, playing notable events like the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Celtic Colours International Festival and North By Northeast in Toronto.

In 2007, he was nominated for the Roots Traditonal Album of the Year at the ECMAs, for his participation in a group recording with Cape Breton Lyrics & Laughter.

In 2009, Edinburgh celtic group, Giveway, recorded one of EAW's songs as the title track for their new album. The disc was produced by Phil Cunningham and received significant airplay throughout the UK and parts of western Europe.

Since that time, EAW has been performing for audiences throughout Canada and, more recently, Ireland and the UK. Prisons, churches, pubs, theatres, resorts and junior-high schools, have all served as venues for his compelling yet down-to-earth performances.

In August 2011, he will release a new project called "Luddite Sons". The album, produced by Iain Archer (Snow Patrol), was written in Ireland over the past two years. The songs are a unique blend of celtic-inspired folk, drawing on many historical tales for plots. The disc also features the hammered dulcimer, which is becoming a regular highlight in his live performances.

Discography

"Always Home" - Released in 2004 and nominated for 'Folk Album of the Year' at the East Coast Music Awards. Produced by Fred Lavery.

"A Little Rough Around The Edges" - Released in 2008. Produced by Mike Snow. Featuring Blue Rodeo's Greg Keelor.

"Lost In This Song" - Single covered by Giveway - Released in 2009 and produced by Phil Cunningham.

"Luddite Sons" - To be released August 2011. Produced by Iain Archer (Snow Patrol, Tired Pony).