Blue Madness plays a spectrum of blues, including Chicago,
Texas, Delta, Kansas City swing and southern blues-rock. Madis' style since the 1970s in Chicago has always been built upon dynamic group arrangements with sophisticated but soulful guitar, slide guitar work and vocals. Eric has shared the stage with Robben Ford, Sunnyland Slim, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Deacon Jones and many more. He has released five solo CDs, has music on five film soundtracks and has received acclaim from Washington Blues Society, NAMA, Kerrville Folk Festival, Northwest Folklife and Billboard Song Festival. He has taught guitar for National Guitar Workshop, Canada's Guitar Workshop Plus, U Washington Experimental College and on more than 150 online instructional videos.
" Few in town can rival Eric's tone on guitar and his vocals are clear, emotive and vibrant....goes from deep blues to quite jazzy, showing tremendous versatility.." - Malcolm Kennedy, Washington Blues Society
"Lovely modern blues playing linked back to the tradition." - Chris Lunn, Ancient Victorys
"Great, effortless guitar playing...love the slide work" - JW McClure, Victory Review
" Fresh, original blues." - The Stranger
"...not afraid to turn it up and get down, but with a strong jazz content running through it that's never lost."
- Mark Dalton, Caldonia's NW Blues Page
|Eric Madis||Martin Rush||Brad Stoll||Norm Bellas||Ron Weinstein|
|Drown in My Own Tears||Walking Blues||Coming Home Baby||Come On In My Kitchen/I Ain't Superstitious|
|Trio:||"Something Time Can't Take Away"||"How Long Blues"||"North Wes"||"Don't Go No Further"|
|Quartet:||"Back in Your Arms Again"|