Eric Howell
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, Harp.

ABOUT

I’m a multi-instrumentalist who recently relocated from New York to the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and I’m really excited to meet other musicians in the area to collaborate, gig, and record with.

As a native of North Carolina, I started out playing the bluegrass and traditional music of that area, but over the years I’ve branched out into a wide variety of other genres. I’ve performed and recorded with several bands throughout the years primarily playing acoustic guitar, banjo, and upright bass as needed.

I love writing and performing music that just has a good feel to it without worrying about what genre it belongs to. The audio samples here are some of my originals that I’ve played various instruments on including guitar, banjo, upright bass, mandolin, dobro and ukulele. Recording the multiple instruments myself is something I did purely out of necessity on these tracks, but I’d always prefer the synergy of playing with other musicians. Also, since I don’t sing myself, I always love the opportunity to collaborate with great vocalists.

Screen name:
Eric Howell
Member since:
Nov 15 2015
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Doc and Merle Watson.
Kruger Brothers, Tony Rice, Jerry Garcia, JD Crowe and the New South, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Alison Brown, Jim Hurst, Tim Stafford, John Doyle, Grateful Dead, Solas, Norah Jones, BB King, Derek Trucks, Grinderswitch

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Banjo:
Expert
Mandolin:
Advanced
Dobro:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Martin, Gallagher, and other vintage and handmade acoustic guitars. Gibson, Vega, and other resonator and open back banjos. Gibson and Silver Angel mandolins. Vintage Epiphone B5 upright bass. Telecaster, Les Paul, and other electric guitars. Various amplifiers, mics, DI’s and everything else I might need for any performance or studio situation.

MUSIC