The goal with “A Long Way From Home” was to create a record that feels like you’re listening on your back porch on a hot summer night with fireflies climbing up your favorite trees in the yard.

Aiming to capture a natural representation of the music rather than over-thinking the production, the record was recorded by Tom Relling in San Francisco in his home studio with the help of a ¼” tape machine.

These are songs of real people. These are songs of home and songs of loneliness. Songs of memory, songs of foolishness, and songs of love.

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With influences ranging from Mississippi John Hurt and Taj Mahal to progressive musicians like Charlie Parr and Jack White, Eric’s music is fundamentally folk music and timelessly steeped in some of America’s earliest musical roots. His songs carry a remarkable knack for simplicity and his voice is one you don’t forget.

Eric plays the resonator guitar with a bottleneck slide, the acoustic guitar and the banjo. A Pennsylvania transplant currently living in San Francisco California, Eric is a seasoned songwriter who has played all throughout California and has opened for contemporary roots, folk and blues giants such as Guy Davis, Doug Macleod and Fantastic Negrito. Eric is now performing as a singer songwriter with an instantly lovable one-man band feel.



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The goal with “A Long Way From Home” was to create a record that feels like you’re listening on your back porch on a hot summer night with fireflies climbing up your favorite trees in the yard.

Aiming to capture a natural representation of the music rather than over-thinking the production, the record was recorded by Tom Relling in San Francisco in his home studio with the help of a ¼” tape machine.

These are songs of real people. These are songs of home and songs of loneliness. Songs of memory, songs of foolishness, and songs of love.

Previously Released Material:

In 2015, Eric reached back to his East Coast roots assembling the cast of musicians that appear on his debut album release of ‘Carousel.” The Soul and Bones Band has always been more of a studio incarnation than a touring act, so when it was time to put the album together, he chose many of the musicians he worked with growing up in York County, Pennsylvania. With members from bands like Killer Bangs, Cold Fronts, American Babies, and Ruby the Hatchet, the album became a culmination of high caliber musicianship all around.

As Eric himself puts it, “Carousel is a collection of songs that I played for years. These are songs that constantly evolved, and reshaped, and eventually with the help of a diverse group of musicians from my past, finally got recorded in a friendly environment in a warehouse in a pretty cutty part of Philadelphia with some of my favorite people in the world.”

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1 week ago

Eric Long

Pennsylvania On My Mind. Recorded at The Lost Church in San Francisco on 10/24/18. Tom Relling on Bass, Jack Gehegan on Drums, David Pascoe on Fiddle. ...

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3 weeks ago

Eric Long

Here’s a little taster of the magic from the other night at The Lost Church - San Francisco. Be sure to follow the killer band members David Pascoe on fiddle, Tom Relling on slide and bass and Jack Gehegan on drums! This song is called “Sonoma” from the album. If you’re looking for great music, Tom Relling is performing two sets of Nick Drake tonight at the Plough and Stars in San Francisco. ...

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