Eric Gebhardt with Sam Clayton – AKoustic: Songs from Alaska’s Golden Heart
- When: September 1, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
- Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
- Cost: $20 Plus Applicable Service Fees
Doors Time: 6:30
Event Start Time: 7:30
Event End Time: 9:00
Live album recording by Alaskan Singer/songwriter Eric Gebhardt, with special guest Sam Clayton of Little Feat on percussion
Eric Gebhardt was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, also known as the Golden Heart city, and raised in the community of Two Rivers, roughly 30 miles outside the city proper. Home schooled until 7th grade, Eric grew up listening to soulful oldies, R&B, and pop music with his mother, and classic country, classic rock, and the blues with his father. He has been writing and performing original music for over 20 years. His music has drawn comparisons to Jim Croce, James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, and The Moody Blues among others.
Eric is self taught, and his style reflects a desire to create the kind of music he would want to listen to, showcasing melodic fingerstyle guitar behind many of his songs. While he has played with a number of bands over the years, a love of the intimacy and accessibility of performing as a solo singer/songwriter has led to the acoustic side of the road being Eric's medium of choice.
Sam Clayton is a singer and percussionist, best known as a member of the American rock band Little Feat, whom he has been with since 1972. He was influenced early on by R&B and gospel music, and was drawn to the congas after seeing Lester Horton and the modern dancers "Zapata".
Clayton was introduced to Little Feat, an eclectic band drenched in Southern rhythms, funk, jazz, and rock and roll, by his friend Kenny Gradney prior to the bands third album 'Dixie Chicken', which was also Clayton's first album with the band.
Like other members of Little Feat, Clayton is a respected session musician and has played with Duane Allman, Jackson Brown, Jimmy Buffet, Valerie Carter, Freddie King, Robert Palmer, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Seger and Travis Tritt, among many others.