The master drummer and percussionist with Anders Osborne, Karl Denson, and Pimps of Joytime cut his teeth in the Bay Area drum corps scene as a member of the World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drumline. That discipline and precision has served him over a career traveling the globe with rock gods, jazz legends, funk royalty, and punk revolutionaries. Eric has flourished in spite of life-threatening health challenges. Tonight he weathers a sit-down with the Troubled Men.
Topics include a Christmas concert, a family gathering, pandemic envy, a carjacking, bow and arrow stick-ups, a gift idea, a female president, a musical family, the dot-com boom, an NYC relocation, the Bomb Squad, Radio Mundial, Theresa Andersson, fast food, Kirk Joseph, Bonerama, label nightmares, John Papa Gros, juggling bands, mystery symptoms, the N.O. Musicians Clinic, a shocking diagnosis, bus tours, dialysis, lost time, MusicCares, movie and TV work, “Belushi,” “Green Book,” and much more.
Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break music: “Azurcan Pa Tu Alma” from “Momento Eterno” by Radio Mundial
Outro music: “My Old Heart” from “Coming Down” by Anders Osborne
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