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OUT NOW!-Eric's third and latest CD, "SAVING SECRET GRACE" at cdbaby.com/ericfontana3 .
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Gaining invaluable experience as a touring/studio musician,eric's first performance as a solo artist was opening for kristen hirsh,formerly of the throwing muses.
Since then, he has performed with such notables as anna nalick, melissa ferrick, erin mckeown, colleen sexton, catie curtis, josh ritter, they might be giants, ben folds, tanya donelly, john wesley harding, howie day, jen chapin and soul coughing lead singer doughty, as well as performing on the local small stage at the 2000 newport folk festival,and the 2001 northampton music festival. nominated for the best male vocalist category in the 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2007 providence phoenix music poll, eric has also performed live radio broadcasts on wbru,wriu,wxin(r.i.),wicn(worcseter,ma.),wers(boston,ma.),wsmu(dartmouth,ma.)and radioboston.com.
A graduate of berklee college of music, eric recorded his debut solo CD,"sound station seven", at the studio of the same name in providence.
Showing influences such as johnny cash, kris kristofferson, graham parsons, bruce springsteen, the beatles, lucinda williams,elvis costello, paul westerberg/the replacements and tom waits, eric wrote and co-produced all sixteen tracks, as well as singing and playing all parts.
Nashville's Catamount Records has included Eric's music on both their HUAC2 and HUAC3 (hot unsigned artists of americana compilations) CD's, featured at the 2003 SXSW and Folk Alliance conferences and the 2004 AMA conference.
Eric hopes to combine the elements of folk, country, blues, rock and roll, gospel, and brit-pop to continue to explore the subject of personal and emotional politics of human life.
Equally important is the hope of connecting to as many people as possible with a message of hope and faith, though often clouded and unsure, with the dark, outsiders stance of his musical heroes.
GO TO www.sonicbids.com/ericfontana for eric's e.p.k.
Also available-"Hats and Shoes", eric's 2nd CD. 10 songs, lots of guest stars at cdbaby.com/ericfontana2 , and
eric's NEW and LATEST CD "Saving Secret Grace" at cdbaby.com/ericfontana3 -all electric , full band indie pop-rock !
STUDIO RECORDING CREDITS â€"Guitar:
Ron Wood (The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart)
Maurice White (Earth Wind and Fire)
Ellis Hall and Bruce Conte (Tower of Power)
Scotti Page, Saxaphone (Pink Floyd, Toto)
Dropkick Murphys (banjo tracks)
Tony Bongiovi, Producer/Engineer/Studio Manager/Owner â€"
The Power Station (The Ramones, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix,
The Talking Heads, Bon Jovi)
John Arias, Producer/Engineer (B.B.King, Barbra Streisand, Bob Seger)
Television and Jingle â€" East and West Coast
STUDIO RECORDING CREDITS â€" Keyboards:
The Amazing (Royal) Crowns
Joe Gittleman, Bass (Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Avoid One Thing)
The Swingin’ Neckbreakers
STUDIO RECORDING CREDITS â€" Bass:
Johnny Cunningham, Fiddle (The Celtic Fiddle Festival, Hall and Oates,
The Raindogs, Silly Wizard)
Joe Sirios, Drums (Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Frank Black,The Street Dogs)
STUDIO RECORDING CREDITS â€" Assistant Engineer:
Michael Carnevale, Producer/Engineer (Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck,
The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Kiss)
LIVE/TOURING CREDITS â€" Guitar:
Clarence Clemons, Saxaphone (Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street
Nils Lofgren, Guitar (Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band,
Steve Cropper, Guitar/Producer (Booker T and The M.G.’s, Sam and
Dave, Otis Redding, The Blues Brothers)
Year of the Baby (banjo, mandolin) by Quincy Long, music by Maury
Loeb. Perishable Theater Providence, R.I.
Thunder Knocking on the Door (guitar) by Keith Glover, music by
Keb’ Mo’ and Anderson Edwards.
Trinity Repertory Providence, R.I.
Nickel and Dimed (guitarist and composer) by Joan Holden, music
by Eric Fontana. Trinity Repertory Providence,
R.I.; Heritage Theater Co., Bend, Oregon
Norwegian Cruise Lines (guitar, vocals), The Norway- four piece band.
Steve Smith and the Nakeds (guitar, vocals) â€" ten piece touring
r + b/blues band.
Mother Jefferson (bass, vocals) â€" four piece original rock band.
General Business (guitar, bass, vocals) â€" East and West Coast
Assistant Engineer/Producer/House Musician â€" A+R Studios L.A. CA;
B+J Studios L.A. CA; The Power Station N.Y. N.Y;
Sound Station Seven Providence, R.I.; Dream Edit
Berklee College of Music, Boston MA. â€" Graduate 1990
Bachelors of Music Degree
Principal Instrument, guitar
Course of study, Professional Music