Eric Erickson
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Eric Erickson

Woodstock, New York, United States | INDIE | AFM

Woodstock, New York, United States | INDIE | AFM
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Peter Yarrow"

"Eric is a warm, wonderful performer. His songs carry on a marvelous tradition that we gratefully inherit."

- Peter, Paul and Mary

"Sharon Nichols"

"Eric Erickson is the embodiment of the American singer/songwriter." - The Woodstock Times

"Stephen Israel"

"Eric is truly in a class of his own as a songwriter… don't miss him." - Middletown, NY Times-Herald Record


"At Long Last", CD and cassette - 1999
"The Shadow of the Moon", CD - 2004
Both are comprised of original material plus covers of Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand", James Taylor's "Slow and Steady" and Bing Crosby tune "Moonlight Becomes You".



"It's something I have seriously tried not to do," says Woodstocker Eric Erickson of his career as a singer/songwriter. "I have worked as a folk radio broadcaster ( a member of the original airstaff of the legendary WDST and, a microbrewer, and a carpenter, among other things, but I have always wound up back on a stage somewhere, with a guitar in my hands."

And so, in his mid-forties, Eric finds himself as an emerging artist. "...after all those years as a submerged artist!" he jokes. "It's as close as I can possibly imagine to having a calling. And it's an interesting position to be in: I can have a blossoming career and a mid-life crisis at the same time! It gives me a unique perspective and unlimited fodder for songs."

The result is a catalog of songs that are personal and universal at the same time. Although all people are unique individuals, we experience the same feelings and emotions. "It's just the details that are different," Eric observes.

So universal are these emotions that listeners are inspired to leave comments in Eric's web site guest book and on his mailing list such as: "Thank you! That's just how I wanted to say it!" and " really touched me personally..." "There's no greater compliment to a songwriter," responds Eric.

While the comparison of Eric's vocal style to that of James Taylor is inevitable---"It's no coincidence," says Eric---he hastens to add, "I hope that people will also find a trace of Lowell George, Tim Buckley, Pete Seeger, and maybe even a little Randy Newman!"