Eric Lambert and Friends

Eric Lambert and Friends

At 54 years of age, Eric Lambert has been playing guitar professionally for over 40 years. Influenced by Duane Allman and Dickey Betts at an early age, Eric discovered country and bluegrass music through the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album, Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Following, Eric crafted his unique voice as an acoustic guitarist, blending the bluegrass approaches of Tony Rice, Clarence White and Norman Blake with those of his main influences, B.B. King, Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead and Old & In the Way. The richness of diversity in Eric's influences is evident in his playing and throughout his vast career. He has played in clubs, concert halls, and arenas in over ten countries as a solo artist and with countless ensembles. Some career highlights include playing with Virgil Kane along with Alabama and George Strait, in bands Big Shoulders, Heartsfield and alongside bluegrass artist, Valerie Smith. Recently, Eric has put down the electric to teach, record and play bluegrass full time. He has three solo releases out on his own label, Woodpicker Music, and teaches many styles of guitar throughout the Chicago area. He has been featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.Lambert currently tours with the Henhouse Prowlers and is featured on their latest release 'Verses Chapters and Rhymes'


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