Eric Sommer at McCann’s • Friday • June 21 • 7:30PM

"Are a roots rock powderkeg wrapped around a burrowing bass clef"

June 21, 2024
7:30 pm
1704 Main Street, Lake Como, NJ 07719 • 732-556-6210
McCann's Tavern
Eric Sommer at McCann’s • Friday • June 21 • 7:30PM
Eric Sommer

Eric Sommer at McCann’s Tavern! This is Eric Sommer, solo, doing a selection of acoustic and telecaster songs and stories from a vast catalog of material… This is a perfect setting for this writer and singer on a small, intimate stage doing what he does so, so well! If there’s any questions as to his skill and musical authenticity, you don’t have to look too far for validation and support.

His blog “The Grande Debris” is full of experiences and revelations from his decades on the road with everyone from John Hammond Jr. to Little Feat, John Mayall to Jerry Douglas and The Pretenders to Nick Lowe…

Here’s what the Midwest Record says:

How do you call this sidekick to unique personalities ranging from Nick Lowe to John Koerner an under achiever? This multi instrumentalist bad boy could easily be a superstar in his own right but he seems to be under the spell of The Holy Modal Rounders, Guy Clark and others that could have really made it but seemed to make a concerted effort not to. Mixing organic writing and playing skills with personality, he has what it takes to be a massive, under the radar treat, since he’s already an underground star…

This show is a few solo sets by Eric Sommer, lead singer and guitar player for The Fabulous Piedmonts. And The Piedmonts may show up, but as of now it’s just Eric Sommer, back in Carrboro on this wonderful little stage at Lapin Bleu. Don’t forget – you can hear the Piedmonts on Spotify, Soundcloud and right here on their song portfolio!

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Open Tunings, and so much more

With open tunings, slide guitar, lap-slap tone guitar, this show is exciting. And a remarkably aggressive fingering style approach makes watching Eric Sommer so fun and crazy! It’ll make you jump out of your seat and holler for joy! There are very few players who have maintained this authentic American style of guitar and Eric Sommer is one of the very best…!


“How do you call this sidekick to unique personalities ranging from Nick Lowe to John Koerner an underachiever? This multi-instrumentalist bad boy could easily be a superstar in his own right…” Midwest Record, Lake Zurich, IL

“Eric Sommer is an astounding guitar player, a virtuoso on acoustic and electric… Eric has worked with everybody who is anybody; His resume’ reads like a musical encyclopedia…” Nashville Music Reviews, Don & Sherry’s Blog

“It’s a wonderful evening whenever Eric Sommer is part of it… Not to be missed!” Austin Record, Steve Barron


CityBeat/Best of Cincinnati

Guitarin’ and Singin’ are what Eric Sommer is all about.

Singer/songwriter Eric Sommer is an unbelievable intersection of improbable influences. That and insane experiences channeled into an amazingly diverse catalog. His is a résumé that reads more like a musical adventure novel than a series of career bullet points.

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