Eric Lazar is a guitarist/singer/songwriter based in Northern California and is recording as a one man band these days. He is a Musicians Institute graduate, a guitar teacher and a former student at the Conservatory of Music at the University of The Pacific. After being in many Northern California bands over a 20 year period, he is now recording his own original material. His influences include Classic/Rock, Americana, traditional Blues and Country, Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, Black Crowes, The Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Uncle Tupelo, Dave Rawlings/Gillian Welch, Little Feat, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Allman Brothers, Santana, etc. His bands have included Xenogenic, The Mere Mortals, The New Natives, Fatcat, Oakbottom, Lightning Hand and Homegrown Sounds. He has been a part of at least 8 studio albums, including his own "FATCAT" Cd, Homegrown Sounds' "Beat The Devil Around The Stump" and Lightning Hand's "Almost To Nowhere".