Pass It On

“It only takes a spark To get a fire going And soon all those around Can warm up in its glowing That’s how it is with God’s love Once you’ve experienced it You spread His love to ev’ryone You want to pass it on” — Kurt Kaiser The early history of me and the guitar […]

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My Set at Uncle Calvin’s

Here’s video of my set at Uncle Calvin’s last night. There are a few problems. The lighting is weird….I look ghostly. And my pickup went dead, so we had to switch to a mic, which threw me off a bit. But, overall, it gives you a sense of the night. So great to open for […]

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Icarus Ascending

So, I’m a few days late, but here’s a tribute to Dan Fogelberg, in honor of what would have been his 67th Birthday this week. It’s a cover of what became one of my favorite Dan-songs, following our weekend in Peoria some years back. I still recall that weekend with such fondness. — To meet […]

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The Guilt That We Survive

Here’s a new song from me. Hope you like it. “The Guilt that We Survive” It’s the rookie who just made the team
Whose old friends now just watch and dream It’s the CEO who’s upward bound
With a brother stuck in her hometown It’s the Dreamer with her new degree
Whose Abuela still long to be free […]

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Eric Featured in the Lakewood Advocate

So, this happened. A nice feature on me and my music, in the current issue of the Advocate Magazine. I believe it’s running in both the Lakewood (near home) and Preston Hollow (near church) editions. Thanks to all the good folks at the Advocate, to Patty Vinson and Kathy Tran. It’s an incredibly generous feature. […]

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Surrender

“Surrender” It has such connotation of loss and defeat. But it was the word that came to me, along with this new song that I mostly wrote on a recent trip to Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center in Fayetteville. The title means to connote a spiritual sense of “surrender,” which is a spiritual move that lots […]

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Shower The People (Cover)

As the last horrible week unfolded, amidst the mass shooting, hurricanes, and the usual daily Tweets, I had the overwhelming urge to play this song. Life is just so heavy right now, and we’re all in such need of hope. This song has always given me hope. You can’t help but feel a little better […]

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Kerrville 2017

I’m a day back from the Kerrville Folk Festival​ now. In previous years, I used to write long entries from the fest. I’d post videos, pics, wax philosophically and theologically about the experience. I would name-drop my songwriter friends, and those I wanted as my friends. I would, as I pretty much do most days […]

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A NEW Dan Fogelberg Record

Yesterday, I listened to a new Dan Fogelberg record. A new, old one. In case you haven’t heard the news, Dan’s concert at Carnegie Hall, from 1979, is being released as a live record. Even better, it’s a solo-live show. And it’s amazing. I pre-ordered the digital download some weeks ago, and it popped up […]

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Let It Be

I believe sometimes our loved ones visit us in dreams, after they are gone. This happened to me when I was about ten. Just after my grandfather Frankie died, I dreamed he drove down to Dallas in the 1965 Mustang that, in the waking world, would eventually become mine. He woke us up and gathered […]

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