"Hear What You Feel; Play What You Hear"
In the Beginning
Eric Demmer’s professional career began in the early 1980’s as a roadie for a Texas dancehall band. During that time, he became a sound engineer working for sound companies. In 1989, he was the sound engineer on Clint Black’s Killing Time tour. After he left the tour, Eric decided to devote his time to playing sax full-time.
Becoming A Sideman To The Stars
In 1993, he got the call to play with the legendary guitarist, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and was a member of “Gate’s” band until his death in 2005. One of Eric’s career highlights while playing with “Gate” was performing on Eric Clapton’s, From the Cradle tour. Also, he was invited by Dicky Betts to perform with the Allman Brothers, and had the privilege of sharing the stage with many world-class artists such as, Johnny Clyde Copeland, B.B. King, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Buddy Guy, Johnnie Johnson, Les Paul, Billy Gibbons, and many more. In 2016, Eric played shows with Mike Zito. In 2018, he played shows with the BB King Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson from the Jackson 5 and the Mike Zito Big Band.
Moving To The Center Of The Stage
When Not touring with other artists, Eric performs with his own band. Eric describes his sound as “high-energy blues with a mix of funk and rock-n-roll. We combine a variety of musical styles and influences while reminding everyone that …the real thing comes from the heart and soul”. In November Eric released his Album “So Fine” on the Gulf Coast Records Label. Eric is currently on tour supporting the new Album.
ALBUM RECORDING CREDITS:
Long Way Home
Back to Bogalusa
American Music, Texas Style
Call on the Blues
Dollmaker, Release My Soul, Deep Dark Demon
BB King Blues Band:
(Producer, Engineering, Arranger and Songwriter) Soul Of The King
(Remember: Some Kind of Wonderful?)
Tito Jackson: Under Your Spell
Mike Zito: Rock-n-Roll , Resurection
SPECIAL RECORDINGS WITH OTHER ARTISTS:
Big Blues Extravaganza: The Best of Austin City Limits
Whole Lotta Blues: Songs of Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin: This Ain't No Tribute Series
Songs of Willie Dixon
Salute to the Chicago Blues Masters
Austin City Limits Lifetime Achievement Awards 2016: BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson
Music show $20 at the Door
Chili Cook off Breast Cancer awareness