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Eric Himan

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Albums:6
Songs:32

Most Popular Songs (more)

1In The Brown Fog lyrics
2Worry About Nothing lyrics
3Love Shouldn't Have to Hide lyrics
4A Good, Good Cry lyrics
5Something to Dance to lyrics
6Whether I Do or Don't Mind lyrics
7Acquired Taste lyrics
8Heart Clean lyrics
9The Difference lyrics
10What I Can Give lyrics

Most Popular Albums (more)

1One Night Stands: Eric Himan Live
2Resonate
3There's Gotta Be Something Ep
4Everywhere All At Once
5Out With The Old
6Dark Horse

Biography

Official Website : http://www.erichiman.com/
MySpace :http://www.myspace.com/erichiman

Eric Himan doesn't like to stay in one place for long. Call it boredom, ADD or just plain old desire, but after just a few days of loitering the road beckons for Eric like an old friend to whom he credits his success as a musician. So he spends more time in his trusty minivan, speeding off to his next tour date in Anytown, USA than relaxing at home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its a testament to Eric's passion for music and for entertaining fans that few musicians have the stamina to maintain. Eric says, "Being in one place seems like I'm at a stand still. Being on the road allows me time to think, do a lot of planning, reflecting and finding ways to push myself to go further. Constantly moving has always been more successful for me."

Eric has come a long way in the six short years since his humble beginning entertaining crowds in colleges near his alma mater, Penn State University, but his love affair with the nomadic life began much earlier when he plucked his first guitar string or struck a chord. While Eric lives by the motto "Don't ask me where I'm from, ask me where I'm going," his past has much to do with the life he now pursues with great fervor. Growing up with a father in the military, Eric constantly relocated, shuffling through cities and states without enough time to put down serious roots. It was then that Eric first found comfort in the roads traveled and sought solace in the music of Black Crowes, Ani DiFranco, Richie Havens, and Patty Griffin whose styles have influenced Eric's own songwriting. It wasn't until he attended Penn State University that he picked up a guitar and became a coffee shop crooner.

Eric released his debut CD and founded his own independent label, Thumbcrown Records. He quickly gained a "cult" following and broke from the idea of being a small-town act, for his unique sound that transgressed genres as he penned songs that dabbled in Blues, Folk, Pop, Blue Grass, Country, and Rock all served up with a pinch of wit and charm. Eric has shared the stage with Cyndi Lauper, India Arie, Ru Paul, En Vogue, Duncan Sheik, Melissa Ferrick, and many more, but it isn't just the music that keeps audiences coming back for more. His shows are not about theatrics and superstardom, instead, his shows are intimate and fans can't help but feel as though their best friend is onstage. Eric forges personal relationships with many of his fans with his disarming charm and approachability.

Eric releases his fifth studio album, Everywhere All At Once, which was written entirely while touring, he hits the road for another string of tour dates throughout the country. Audiences will notice a different sound than his previous collections of music, for Eric considers this release to be his "most personal" to date. Eric states, "This CD is more like me, I was able to say what I wanted while being honest about my feelings. Instead of trying to tell myself what my feelings were. Whether its happy, sad or confused. I feel like I grew as a songwriter." While Everywhere All at Once is a CD about love, it strays from the narratives of grieving over lost loves that proliferate the ballads of many artists and celebrates love in its various forms. It is with this perspective that Eric reveals his most personal thoughts about the struggles that he and those near to him have faced with romantic relationships, familial love, breast cancer, homophobia, and surviving Hurricane Katrina, an event that hit close to home for Eric who endured the devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Over the past six years, fans have been granted the unique opportunity to hear Eric mature as a songwriter and as a man through his music. Everywhere All At Once is the closest thing to a testament to Eric's "coming of age" that listeners will get, for it shows that Eric's ever-evolving style has achieved a maturity that is sure to entice the most cynical of listeners and secure his position as a driving force as an independent artist. Eric's past begs his favorite question, where is he going? The answer is obvious for anyone who shares Eric's obsession with passion, growth and love; Everywhere All At Once.


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