BMI recording artist Eric Lazar is a guitarist/singer/songwriter based in Northern California and 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.
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". His songs have been used in movies such as The Bill Collector, used as background music for commercials in Oregon/Washington and other commercial DVD projects. His various bands have played before Journey, ZZ Top, Mumbo Gumbo and David Gans.
Eric has written over 200 songs spanning many genres.