Eric Lindell - Soul/Roots Rock/Swamp Pop from New Orleans - SAT 10/9/10
GENIASS PRODUCTIONS IS PROUD TO PRESENT:
Eric Lindell hit the national music scene with his 2006 Alligator Records debut, Change In The Weather, and critics and fans around the world celebrated the arrival of a roots rocker with dozens of unforgettable original songs. His combination of sweet, blue-eyed soul with groove-laden R&B, swamp pop, funk and blues won him critical and popular acclaim across the country and have led crit...ics to make comparisons to Van Morrison and Delbert McClinton.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, Eric moved to New Orleans in 1999, where he quickly discovered and immersed himself in the roots music scene. He gravitated toward the West Bank dive bars of Gretna and Algiers, Louisiana, where he befriended many older swamp pop musicians who helped him get more regular gigs. Before long he met up with Galacticâs Stanton Moore, and the two jammed together often. Some of New Orleansâ finest players, including keyboardist Ivan Neville and drummers Harold Brown (War) and Johnny Vidacovich, often joined him on stage. Galactic bassist Rob Mercurio began sitting in as well, and word of Lindellâs immense talents quickly spread around the city. Stars like Branford Marsalis, The Neville Brothers, and John Scofield began showing up at his gigs and embracing this fresh California kidâs funky music. By 2005, he was well-known on the New Orleans music scene, having appeared in local clubs and at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and had gained enough attention to have Alligator Records sign him.
Lindellâs live shows draw as much attention as his material. Fun, funky, high-energy and set-list free shows keep fans clamoring for more and coming back again and again. His unstoppable grooves, rocking, deeply rooted, original songs and excellent musicianship never fail to fill the dance floor.
check out some tunes:
check out Eric and the band in action:
77 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28804
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|