SEEKINGBand 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.
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 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
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
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Upright bass:
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.
Day at the Pier
Day at the Pier Year: 2008 Genre: Acoustic
Original instrumental by Eric Howell. Banjo, guitar and bass played by Eric Howell.
Heading for Homer
Heading for Homer Genre: Acoustic
Banjo, guitar, and bass performed by Eric Howell.
The Storm Prevails
The Storm Prevails Genre: Acoustic
Banjo, guitar, and bass played by Eric Howell.
New Day Year: 2016 Genre: Acoustic
Original music cue written by Eric Howell. Square neck resonator guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele and upright bass performed by Eric Howell.
Sweet Rest Year: 2016 Genre: Acoustic
Original music cue by Eric Howell. Clawhammer banjo, acoustic guitar and upright bass performed by Eric Howell.