Eric Richards

Eric Richards

BandCountryAcoustic

A new voice in acoustic music has emerged in the Twin Cities. Eric Richards paints a modern acoustic landscape on a classically woven canvas. His voice and guitar seem to resonate in a timeless fashion eliciting sounds from yesterday while projecting a vision of tomorrow.

Biography

Whether it’s the brilliant acoustic guitar accompaniment, the powerful baritone voice or the well-crafted down-home lyricism that has gathered audiences for almost 10 years, one thing is for sure; Eric Richards has people listening. Having spun a sonic web that clings to the acoustic innocence of James Taylor, yet captures a poignancy that recalls Townes Van Zandt, Eric has found his way into the hearts and minds of acoustic music fans everywhere. Aside from faithfully reproducing some of the most well regarded songs of our time, Eric Richards is emerging as a well respected songwriter in the local music scene.
Richards grew up singing in local church and community choirs. By the age 13 he had already felt the lights of Orchestra Hall, Northrop Auditorium and the Ordway Theater. At age 15, Eric bought an old classical guitar and took some lessons from a local teacher. After displaying remarkable aptitude and dedication, Eric decided to pursue music as a career. In 2007, Richards graduated Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in guitar performance. By applying classical elegance to a rugged Folk/Rock tradition, Richards has bridged a gap few ever dare to traverse.
In 2006 Eric went to Nashville and teamed up with producer Lonnie Ratliff. After releasing his first self-titled EP, Eric Richards is becoming a known singer/songwriter within the Minneapolis Community. Whether performing in barrooms or wedding ceremonies, audiences are continually delighted after experiencing the music of Eric Richards.

Lyrics

You're My Song

Written By: Eric Richards

He was 21
She was 18
He was graduated
She was the high school prom queen
He wore his daddy’s tux
She wore her mamma’s dress
As he asked her for a dance
He whispered this promise

You’re my angel
You’re my wings
You’re my queen
I’ll always be your king
You’re my moonlight
You’re my all night long
You’re my memory
You’re my song

That fall he joined the service
Was stationed overseas
She was waiting tables
Trying to make ends meet
He told her that he loved her
In every letter that he’d write
Then he’d finished with the words
That he whispered on that night

You’re my angel
You’re my wings
You’re my queen
I’ll always be your king
You’re my moonlight
You’re my all night long
You’re my memory
You’re my song

Yes I’ll be home before too long
Could you leave the light on?

He pulled into the driveway
Of her grandaddy’s farm
She rushed out to greet him
He held her in his arms
And standing there beside them
A little girl he’d never seen
She said,” My name is Jenny
Can I call you my daddy?”

He kneeled beneath the oak tree
Right beside the Thompson creek
As the proudest man in Georgia
He put his hand upon her cheek

You’re my angel
You’re my wings
You’re my princess
You can call on me for anything
You’re my moonlight
You’re my all night long
You’re my melody
You’re my song

You’re my song x 2

 2005 Eric Richards

Discography

Eric Richards- Demo

" Hello Providence"
" You're My Song"

Set List

6th Ave Heartache- The Wallflowers
Alcohol- Brad Paisley
Amie- Pure Prairie League
Anymore- Travis Tritt
Carolina in My Mind-James Taylor
Collide- Howie Day
Dixieland Delight- Alabama
Drift Away- Dobie Gray
Dust on the Bottle- David Lee Murphy
Easy Tonight- Five For Fighting
Fishin’ in the Dark- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Hey Jealousy- Gin Blossoms
Kryptonite- 3 Doors Down
Let Her Cry- Hootie and the Blowfish
Life By the Drop- Stevie Ray Vaughn
Margaritaville- Jimmy Buffet
Me and Bobby McGee- Kris Kristofferson
Mr. Bojangles- Jerry Jeff Walker
Operator- Jim Croce
Pancho and Lefty- Townes Van Zandt
Patience- Guns n Roses
Rocky Raccoon- The Beatles
Red Light- Johnny Lang
Run Away Train- Soul Asylum
Searchin for a Rainbow- The Marshall Tucker Band
Should’ve Been A Cowboy- Toby Keith
Small Town- John Mellencamp
Small Town Saturday Night- Hal Ketchum
Swinging Doors- Merle Haggard
Take it Easy- The Eagles
Tequila Sunrise- The Eagles
The Dance- Garth Brooks
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