Living and performing in Providence and Boston for years after attending Berklee College of Music, Eric developed his rock and folk personas while simultaneously working as a guitarist for other artists. The son of a blues guitar player, tools and support were present from a young age. As a cancer survivor, so was the inspiration, resolve, and patience necessary to bring his work to bear.
Eric French & Mr. Hyde has been the vehicle for that work. Performing all over New England, the group is working to follow up last year’s debut release quickly with a new LP entitled “Old City Blues”. Since the addition of keys and a change in lineup, a more focused study in 4 piece blues and rockin the #$%! out has emerged.
Eric sings and plays all acoustic and electric guitars, bringing both his more thoughtful side and his electrified bombastic persona together more fully. Not to mention bringing both closer to his blues roots. Walt Skorupski plays bass, Eric’s brother Aaron French & engineer Corey Schreppel share drum duty, and Tim Butterworth plays hammond organ and piano.