Gulf Coastline Documents announces the signing of Texas-dependent sax excellent Eric Demmer, and will launch his label debut CD, So Good, on November 18.
Backing the sax perform and vocals of the blues/soul/rock veteran are a cadre of good all-star gamers, together with this kind of distinctive visitor as Gulf Coastline Documents principal gentleman Mike Zito, as well as guitarists Jonn Del Toro Richardson, Mark May possibly, and The Funky Rick Marcel the Grooveline Horns with additional vocals by Melanie Covington, Darrell Lacy and Eric’s daughter, Danielle, whose funky vocals present this apple did not tumble significantly absent from the Demmer tree. So Wonderful was developed by Mike Zito and Eric Demmer, with mixing and mastering completed by Ernie Wells of Eighth Note Productions.
Eric’s soulful, soaring saxophone and perfectly-worn vocals punctuate the supply on all dozen tracks of So High-quality. “I consider to insert humor into some of the tunes I compose like ‘Don’t Talk to Me’ and ‘What Was I Imagining,” he claims. “After all the several years of taking part in sax with renowned guitar gamers, I know that, ‘I’m a Guitar Player’…I just really do not engage in guitar. On a much more critical observe, the track ‘Will It Ever Be the Same’ was influenced from a person of our darkest times in heritage. All the loss of lifestyle and destruction going on at the identical time genuinely harm my soul and it built me surprise if it ever will be the very same.“
Demmer started his experienced career in the early 1980s as a roadie for a Texas dancehall band. “During that time, I became a sound engineer doing the job for sound firms and in 1989, I was the audio engineer on Clint Black’s Killing Time tour,” he recollects. Just after I remaining the tour, I made a decision to dedicate my time to taking part in sax whole-time. In 1993, I received the contact to enjoy with the legendary guitarist, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, and was a member of ‘Gate’s’ band until finally his demise in 2005. One particular of my job highlights while taking part in with ‘Gate’ was executing on Eric Clapton’s, From the Cradle Tour. Also, I was invited by Dickey Betts to conduct with The Allman Brothers Band, and I experienced the privilege of performing with many globe-course artists this sort of as Johnny Clyde Copeland, B.B. King, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Buddy Man, Johnnie Johnson, Les Paul, Billy Gibbons, and numerous much more. In 2016, I performed reveals with Mike Zito and in 2018, I begun accomplishing with the Mike Zito Significant Band. After enjoying with Mike and so quite a few other wonderful artists, I had the craving to put out my have album and share my heartfelt activities. The album, So Wonderful, tells the tale of my associations throughout my own and musical experiences.“
In current several years, in addition to playing with award-profitable blues guitarist, Mike Zito, Eric’s horn do the job graced albums by The BB King Blues Band, that includes Tito Jackson of the Jackson 5. In addition to enjoying saxophone, Eric produced a CD for The BB King Blues Band that was unveiled in 2019 also performed on Mike Zito’s Resurrection album and Tito Jackson’s modern CD, Underneath Your Spell, which were being equally produced in 2021 on Gulf Coastline Information. When he’s not touring with other artists, Eric also excursions with his very own band. He describes his audio as “high-power blues with a blend of funk and rock-n-roll.” Eric brings together a variety of musical styles and influences although reminding every person that “…the genuine issue arrives from the coronary heart and soul.”