New music with an old touch

After years writing and performing in New England, a move to San Diego, CA has singer & guitarist Eric French rediscovering his roots as an artist.  Whether solo with a resonator & stomping on a cigar box, or wielding a Stratocaster fronting his 10 piece ensemble The French Quarter, his swaggering blues, rock 'n roll and N'awleans boogie shines as brightly as his National guitar. 

A working musician since the age of 16, Eric was brought up on a steady diet of electric blues by his father.  After attending Berklee College in Music in Boston, Eric lived and performed in Nashville and New York working to create his own identity as an artist.  Now having released several records while also working as a sideman for more than a decade, he is finally embodying all the influence and experience he’s gathered to create his most genuine work to date.

The recent change in scenery isn’t the only thing inspiring the guitar-slinger/ songwriter.  A cancer survivor from a young age, a road worn troubadour, and now an expectant father, Eric has experience he’s excited to share and explore in his unique voice - blessing and loss, joy and regret.

Shows at Lupo's & The Met in his hometown of Providence, blues clubs Johnny D's & Theodore's in Boston, and classic New York City venues The Sidewalk Cafe & The Bitter End have featured his bright soulful voice, bell-like slidework, and joyful electric guitar playing.  Local music awards, shared stages with blues legends like Luther ‘Guitar Junior’ Johnson & Joe Louis Walker, and relentless development have kept a career in original music possible.

Currently Eric is curating multiple projects as outlets for his guitar playing and writing in southern CA while booking local concerts & tours as a solo artist and bandleader.  He is carefully crafting The French Quarter LP for release in 2017.

The French Quarter

Over the past few years Eric has expanded his palette to include a wealth of voices, sharing his vision with the most impressive ensembles he’s ever gathered, and it’s all called The French Quarter.  Anywhere from a power trio in the tradition of The Experience, to a full 10 piece band including horns, strings, and background vocals, The French Quarter forges a signature sound, a modern vintage whether in Boston or Los Angeles, acoustic or fully driven electric.   

Current examples set by the likes of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Doyle Bramhall II, and Gary Clark Jr. are sincerely taken to heart.

Current and past co-conspirators include

Lou Ulrich - Bass

Chris Anzolonie - Drums

Aaron French - Drums

Jeremy Hardy - Vocals

Andre Lovelle - Vocals

Brendan Moore - Keys

Ben Griffin - Trombone

Gordon Beadle - Sax

Guitar - Ron French

Craig Weiman - Bass

Tim Carman - Drums

Tom Garrington - Drums

Kristin Santangelo - Vocals

Caitlyn O’Brien - Vocals

Bethany Weiman - Cello

Josh Fobare - Keys

Alex Lee Clark - Trumpet

Kelly Roberge - Sax

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