Eric Sommer at WCOM • June 7 • 9:00PM

"North Carolina's Americana Standard"

June 7, 2024
9:00 pm
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC, United States, Earth, Milky Way
WCOM Radio
Eric Sommer at WCOM • June 7 • 9:00PM
Eric Sommer

Eric Sommer LIVE at WCOM Radio!

Attention music enthusiasts of Carrboro, NC, and beyond!

We’re thrilled to announce that the renowned artist Eric Sommer will be gracing the airwaves of WCOM on June 7th at 9 PM. Catch him live on the “Chris or Jenny Show” for an evening filled with soulful tunes and captivating stories.

With his seasoned talent and unmistakable style, Eric Sommer at WCOM promises to deliver an unforgettable performance that will leave you wanting more. From heartfelt ballads to foot-stomping rhythms, he brings a diverse repertoire that appeals to music lovers of all tastes.

Tune in and let the music of Eric Sommer take you on a journey through his world of melodies and lyrics. It’s an opportunity to experience the magic of a true musical craftsman in the comfort of your own home.

Don’t miss out on this special event! Make sure to mark your calendars for June 7th at 9 PM and join us on WCOM for an evening of musical excellence with Eric Sommer on the “Chris or Jenny Show”. It’s a date you won’t want to miss!

North Carolina’s Americana Standard!

The Fabulous Piedmonts won’t be with Eric on this show – but check them out! It’s a high-octane mix of rock-steady percussion supplied by Chris Pappas, mixed with the bottom-driven bass gymnastics of Jimmy Hauer and the guitar-laced lines of lead singer Eric Sommer.

But this simple collection of words is nothing like seeing this show live.

Right off the bat, the slide guitar that opens “Red Dress” will grab you in mid-sentence, and when the rhythm section kicks in a few bars later, if you are not up and moving around or swinging from the stage lights, check your pulse. You might be dead…

As the engine keeps revving up, The Piedmonts’ musical wall of sound starts to hit you like the hot kiss at the end of a wet fist: a combination of punk, power pop, Motown ballads, Muscle Shoals and blues-based Charlie Musslewhite-type grooves that pick you up, bounce you across the room, put you up on the ceiling and then ease you down slowly while you try to pick your jaw back up.

Don’t take anyone’s word for it. Go see for yourself!

The Piedmonts are:

Jimmy “Four Fingers” Hauer • Bass, Double Bass, Vocals
Chris Pappas: Percussion, Chimes, Vocals
Eric Sommer: Guitar (Telecaster, Stratocaster), Acoustic Guitars, Harmonica,

Wait, what? You’re still here? go… GO!

Open Tunings, and so much more

With open tuning, 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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