Credit Kory Thibeault
Singer-Songwriter Eric Long’s music is fundamentally folk and timelessly steeped in some of America’s earliest musical roots. His songwriting carries a remarkable knack for simplicity, while his ability to perform on guitar, clawhammer banjo, bottleneck slide, and pedal steel make for enticing and genre blending performances which draw strong similarities to Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, and Jackson Browne.
In 2019, NPR’s All Songs Considered hailed his voice as carrying a “…timeless timbre that sounds well-traveled, self-reflective and pure.” Following up on his debut Folk & Country Blues record “A Long Way From Home,” released in late 2018, Eric was brought in as a fan favorite to play 3 coveted slots at the 2019 High Sierra Music Festival.
Originally from York Pennsylvania, and now living in Sonoma County, Eric has performed on 3 continents and has opened for the Grammy winning Roots act Fantastic Negrito as well as acoustic greats Doug MacLeod and Guy Davis. Eric has quickly made a name for himself as a rising songwriter in the Northern California Folk scene.
In 2020 Eric released his latest LP 'Looking Up' featuring the Short Tempers adding Stand-up Bass, Fiddle, Mandolin, Pedal Steel, and electric guitar to his already full Americana sound.
Working alongside Grammy winning Oz Fritz in the iconic Waits Room at Prairie Sun Recording Studio, the album was praised by Relix as "easy to listen to and easy to love" leading to a feature in their "5 Artists You Should Know In 2020."