Chirp Cafe Live Music Series Presents: Eric Sommer
Eric Sommer is a singer, writer, and guitar player with a style that's a cross between Billie Joe Shaver, Taj Mahal, Willie Porter, and Steve Howe, delivered like a velvet hammer - Crown Royal poured over #2 sandpaper. With a unique set-up that generally includes 4-5 guitars, 3-4 small amps and a stompbox, it is guitar, slide & open tuning stuff wrapped around songs for people who care about things that matter: insane ex-girlfriends, wrinkled shirts, failed love, broken hearts, bad coffee, flat tires, gas station hot dogs, dumb pets... and checkout lines. Not to be missed.
Eric recently won 1st Place at The Piedmont Guitar Challenge held in Greensboro, NC as well as at the IBC in Memphis last month and his latest record "Brooklyn Bolero" is sitting around #3 on the Roots Americana Charts.