This is Eric Durrance. On Friday, May 2, before Lady Antebellum opened for Jason Aldean — Eric opened for Lady Antebellum. His song “Angels Fly Away,” was all he had to do to get the audience more than interested. Songs on his MySpace page, in addition to Angels, include “Turn It Off,” “This Side of Sober,” “Wait Till I Get There,” “Life is Hard,” and All Over But the Crying.” I liked them all.
Eric also traveled with Jason Aldean to Myrtle Beach, S.C., on May 3, and Augusta, Ga., on May 4. Check out Eric’s MySpace page to learn more about his career, tour dates, and music.
Now here is a face all Alabama fans will be familiar with. What a great surprise it was to see Teddy Gentry, of the legendary group Alabama, accompanying Eric on guitar. I first saw Alabama at Viking Hall back in 1987. It was super having Teddy back on the stage, and it was pretty obvious everyone liked having him there.
I don’t really know if Teddy is traveling with Eric, if he has anything to do with Eric’s recording career or his change to Country music. But I think he really enjoyed being back in front of a crowd.
And here’s one real close-up of Eric for you all. I don’t know anything about CD release dates, or what his plans are after the few tour dates on his page, but hopefully we’ll be hearing more soon. And it wouldn’t surprise me if he starts hitting the fairs real soon. Be sure to go to his web site, listen to his music, and let me know what you think.
Thanks again for all the comments and mail. I really love talking to you. And, meeting you! I got to meet Lisa from Johnson City at this concert. She’s someone I first met through this blog. More soon!