Eric Erskine

Eric Erskine

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2008 LA Music Award Winner: Male Vocal Performance of The Year.

Biography

Eric Erskine
Singer/Songwriter
PO Box 443
Moultonboro, NH 03254
603-651-7999


Eric Erskine immediately eases the soul into his calming sea of music.
Combining elements of pop, folk and rock, Eric delivers songs that can elicit emotions, provoke the mind, or just relax the body. With a unique vocal and writing style Eric takes the listener on a musical journey with varied but integrated themes and musical styles.

An early connection to music, lyrics and performance led Eric down a musical path at a young age. Studying both guitar and voice gave him the tools to pursue his passion for writing and singing. Music grounds his life whether it be working in the recording studio or performing in front of an audience. Paying his dues touring nationally for many years, Eric settled back in New Hampshire and into songwriting.

In early 1997 Eric began working with acclaimed musician, singer/songwriter and producer Tom Dean. From the very beginning it was apparent that Dean’s production style was a perfect fit for Erskine’s songwriting. With Tom’s guidance Eric progressed both as a songwriter and musician. Their efforts would come to fruition with the release of Eric’s highly anticipated “November” CD in 2000. Over the past eight years Erskine has teamed up with Dean to release 3 more albums. “Still Life” and “Digital Age” received rave reviews and helped Eric stand out as a singer/songwriter. His latest CD “Thinking Out Loud” was released in late 2007. Eric was recently nominated for Best Male Vocal Performance by the 2008 LA Music Awards.

Lyrics

Walking A Straightline

Written By: Eric Erskine

Walking a Straightline
written by: E. Erskine

I get so nervous walking the straightline
Cause there’s no way to make that turn
I’m always worried about my blind side
One wrong move I’m bound to get burned

(B)
It seems to me this path I chose
ain’t very clear
All my dreams and hopes
are plagued with many fears

(Chorus)
Walkin a straightline
I’m walking a straightline

Not much risk in walkin the straightline
I don’t take chances along the way
I’m only sacrificing prime time
I’ll take my chances another day

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
One of these days I’m gonna breakout
From this cage
And leave this town behind
Watch the lights slowly fade

I get so tired walking the straightline
Cause there’s no way to make that turn
I’m always watchin for my blind side
One wrong move I’m bound to get burned

Copyright © 1999 Eric James Erskine

Feels Like Rain

Written By: Eric Erskine

Feels Like Rain
written by: E. Erskine

As I searched for light in the darkness
I stumbled across some truth
What used to be so damn important
Was nothing but restless youth
It’s funny how when you’re twenty-one
You think you know it all
They set you up to conquer the world
Just as they watch you fall

(B)
For just one moment you believe
The truth will always set you free

(Chorus)
And it feels like rain
Watchin the clouds roll down on me
And it feels like rain
So this is how it’s supposed to be
I’m caught in the game
It feels like rain

Endless answers to too many questions
Tumble inside my head
And sometimes what I really think
Is better left unsaid

(B)

(Chorus)


Copyright © 1999 Eric James Erskine

Almost An Angel

Written By: Eric Erskine

Almost An Angel
writen by: E. Erskine

Your my darlin your my beacon my guiding light
Your my woman yeah you know how to treat me right
Your contagious your completely under my skin
Your mischievous the kind of trouble I like to be in

(B)

Now I’m not lookin for perfection
Cause your the compass for my direction

(Chorus)

Your almost an angel
Theirs no place on earth I’d rather be
Your almost an angel cause you bring out the devil in me

Your a mystery I always try to unwrap
You complete me like a monkey on my back
Your a fever a constant heat I can’t explain
You attract me like a moth to an open flame

(B)

(Chorus)


Copyright © 2001 Eric James Erskine

Real Love

Written By: Eric Erskine

Velvet sky
Bodies lie intertwined
Soulful eyes
Staring mystified

So sublime
Feel your lips on mine
Taste of wine
Senses working overtime
(ch)
You ease my mind
I know exactly what your dreaming of
Loves not so blind
Real love

Feelin high
On a moonlit drive
Scent of pine
Feeling so alive

You and I
Have been tested by time
Ties that bind
The colors of our lives
(ch)

Copyright © 2007 Eric Erskine

Jamie

Written By: Eric Erskine

Jamie
music and lyrics: E. Erskine

Oh well so you’ve got your tale to tell
Just hold on now I’ve heard it all before
You say you’ll turn the night into day
Everything will be okay just open the door

(B)

I’ve been snared by this trap before
I’ll give you everything but you’ll want more

(Chorus)
Jamie I won’t be blamed anymore
Jamie I know your keeping score

Today you stole my love away
Now there’s just shades of gray on these four walls

(B)

(chorus)

Copyright © 2001 Eric James Erskine

Fast

Written By: Eric Erskine

Fast

I know the words I long to say
Cause I know my cards have all been played
Win or lose you cannot choose the game
Solitaire or hearts it’s all the same

This indecision with lack of vision
Is clouding my minds eye
The world gets colder as I grow older
And I’m getting nowhere just getting nowhere
Fast

Many times I’ve walked the razors edge
Warning signs flash red inside my head
I just can’t seem to read between the lines
Or light a spark in this dark heart of mine

This indecision with lack of vision
Is clouding my minds eye
The world gets colder as I grow older
And I’m getting nowhere just getting nowhere
Fast

Copyright ©2004 Eric James Erskine

I Am

Written By: Eric Erskine

I Am

Please do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there I do not sleep
I am the gentle autumn rain
I am the sunlight on fields of grain

When you awake in the mornings hush
I am the swift uplifting rush

I am a thousand birds that sing
I am a part of each and everything
Please do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there ~ I did not die

I am the softly falling snow
I am a gentle wind that blows
I am a garden in full bloom
I am the silence in your room

When you awake in the mornings hush
I am the swift uplifting rush

I am a thousand birds that sing
I am a part of each and everything
Please do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there ~ I did not die

I am the starshine of the night
I am the mornings early light
Please do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there ~ I did not die

State Of the Union

Written By: Eric Erskine

State Of The Union
written by: E. Erskine

Give me urban sprawl and concrete malls
God bless discounts and our walmart stores
A fist full of cards and I’ll just charge it all
And I feel so whole

Give me the biggest car that I can drive
Cause it’s the only way I feel alive
I’ll never fill this empty space inside
(B)
And I feel so cold
From my hands to my bones

(Chorus)

The state of the union is stateless
The state of the union is faceless
Just shameless

They paved the fields of soy and corn
The cell phone towers greet the dawn
And the ties that bind have all been torn
(B)
And I feel so old
From my hands to my bones

(Chorus)

Discography

November
Still Life
Digital Age
Thinking Out Loud

Set List

Original Music:

Walking A straightline
Feels Like Rain
Martha Brown
Drifting Away
Isn't Time
Carry Me Home
Broken Afternoon
All The Answers
Almost An Angel
State Of The Union
Jamie
Fast
Old Photograph
Movin' On
Just Around Midnight
Digital Age
Thinking Out Loud
Real Love
Broken
In Your Arms
Here I Am
I Promise

I usually perform two, fifty minute sets when I just play original music. I can also perform three, forty five minute sets of covers. Some of the artists I cover are:

The Police
Billy Joel
Neil Young
Tracy Chapman
Supertramp
Bob Dylan
Ryan Adams
Bryan Adams

And many more..............