With influences ranging from Mississippi John Hurt and Taj Mahal to progressive musicians like Keb Mo and Charlie Parr, Eric’s music is fundamentally folk 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 based 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 Long released his debut folk & country blues record “A Long Way From Home” in 2018. It was made to be 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 album was recorded in San Francisco in a 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.