Dayton, Ohio guitarist Eric Jerardi has been honing his craft for decades. From his humble beginnings winning a Battle of the Bands back in 1989, to going solo a few years later, to a string of critically-acclaimed albums and hundreds of gigs all over the world – Eric has kept at it for over 30 years now. But, just because he’s been doing things a long time, doesn’t mean he can’t still surprise.
His brand new album, Occupied takes the blues that he’s mastered so well and adds in a big helping of soul courtesy of Muscle Shoals – the result is hands-down his finest effort to date.
He tells us what it was like recording with some of the legendary musicians that played on the record, plus what producer David Z brought to the project.
Jerardi also talks about playing Icon Fetch host Tony Peters’ wedding, the one and only time he’s played in a church.