I haven’t written much about Eric Durrance lately. Today seemed like a very good time – since congratulations are in order. Yesterday Eric’s fans tweeted a congratulations to Eric and his new bride, Jennifer Weeks, who were married Saturday, Oct. 24, on his farm near Tallahassee, Fla. (Wedding photos by Alan Dust)
The engagement wasn’t really announced publicly, but the folks over at Urban Country Blog did tell us that Eric recently added “Once in a Lifetime” (Jennifer’s Song) to his MySpace playlist. And of course he sang the song for Jennifer on Saturday.
While I haven’t said much about him lately, I have written several things about Eric since I started this blog early in February, 2008. I got to see him perform at Viking Hall in Bristol, Tenn., May 2, 2008, when he opened for Lady Antebellum, who opened for Jason Aldean. I think that was probably the first time I saw an artist do a whole acoustic set. And I decided right then and there, that you can really tell how talented an entertainer is if they can pull of a show with nothing more than a mike and a guitar. I liked him a lot. Later in the set, he got a little help from Teddy Gentry, former member of Alabama, who was working with him, producing a CD, I think it was. But whatever reason Teddy was there, it was good to see him, too.
That same cast took to the road last year on CMT on Tour. The CMT show didn’t get to our area that time though. The last time I saw CMT on Tour it was when Rascal Flatts, Brian McComas and Chris Cagle were on the bill.
Eric also made headlines when he endorsed Boulder Creek Guitars back in December. "We are proud to welcome Eric Durrance to the Boulder Creek family," said Jeff Strametz, District Sales/Artist Relations Manager, Morgan Hill Music and Boulder Creek Guitars. "His musical presence and energy are a perfect fit for the Boulder Creek Solitaire Guitars. Similar to our slogan, ‘Hear What You Been Missing,’ Eric’s talents don’t go unnoticed."
You can watch Eric’s “Turn It Off” video here, It’s a good song, very up tempo, very today. My favorite Eric Durrance song, however, is “Angels Fly Away.” I don’t know how many radio stations are playing his music. I know I haven’t heard it locally – but I’m not sure why I haven’t. I hope it starts real soon.
If there is still anyone out there who hasn’t listened to Eric’s music, I hope you will. Visit either his web site or his MySpace page, or both of them, and listen to him. I am sure it won’t take long before you become a fan, too.
I have email to answer, so I’ll get a few of those done before I head to work. Thank you all so much for writing. It’s always great to hear from you . Remember we’re on Twitter and Facebook now, too. Hope you’ll follow us on Twitter and become a Facebook fan!