Blue Madness

Innovation Based in Tradition

Blue Madness performs the rocking, jazz-influenced blues for which Eric has been known since his early 1970s Chicago years.  His arrangements reflect the influence of T. Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Johnny Otis Show, the Allman Brothers, BB King, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson and Pat Metheny. At the core of it all is Eric’s dazzling, but precise, tasteful and toneful guitar work, including his renowned bottleneck slide playing.

Blue Madness Videos

Great, effortless guitar the slide work! ” - J.W. McClure

— Victory Review

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 Bluesletter

Blue Madness Videos - Quartet

Lovely modern blues playing linked back to the tradition. ” - Chris Lunn

— Ancient Victorys

..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 Northwest Blues Page