Eric McFadden

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Eric McFadden is a guitar-playing virtuoso. He has toured the world both as a solo artist, as well as traveling with funk legend George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic), and rock legend Eric Burdon (The Animals). McFadden is a member of the new supergroup, TEN, alongside Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta) and Norwood Fisher (Fishbone). McFadden has toured extensively with the Eric McFadden Trio (EMT), which features bass phenomenon James Whiton (Tom Waits) and the great Paulo Baldi (Cake, Les Claypool). Eric is also a member of the all-star band, Stockholm Syndrome, which also includes notable players such as Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Jerry Joseph (Jack Mormons), Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow) and Danny Louis (Govt Mule).

Eric McFadden has also collaborated on stage and/or in the studio with the regal likes of Bo Diddley, Keb Mo’, Living Colour, Joe Strummer (The Clash), Nels Cline (Wilco), Les Claypool (Primus), The Meters, Pat MacDonald (Timbuk3), Robert Walter, Bernie Worell (Talking Heads), Jesse Hughes (EODM), Bonnie Rait, Bill Kreutzman (Grateful Dead), Ron Wood & Chuck Leavel (Rolling Stones), Pink, Fishbone, Juan Nelson (Ben Harper), Karen Cuda (Nashville Pussy), Pete Sears (Jefferson Airplane, Rod Stewart), Carla Bozulich, Joe Santiago & Dave Lovering (The Pixies), Widespread Panic, Jackson Browne, Fishbone, Mike Watt (Minutemen), The Reverend Horton Heat, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Galactic, Jack Johnson, Boots Riley, The Coup, North Mississippi Allstars, Stewart Copeland (The Police), among others.

Eric McFadden is a veteran of such celebrated west coast bands as Alien Lovestock, Angry Babies, Liar, IZM, EMT, and the Faraway Brothers. McFadden has recorded several independently produced solo and band albums, many of which are regarded as underground masterworks by fans and critics alike. Eric McFadden has recorded and released several albums on such labels as Terminus (Atlanta), Fortune (San Francisco), Bad Reputation (Paris), Response (USA) and phYne Entertainment (USA).

Eric is currently a touring member of Anders Osborne Band, in addition to a new collaboration with Daru Jones (Jack White), and Doug Wimbish (Living Colour).

Reviews: Eric McFadden

“If San Francisco is home to anyone approaching the abilities of a modern Hendrix, it’s Eric McFadden.” (Jimmy Leslie / Guitar Player Magazine 2009)

“…I found myself struck mightily by the big soul inside Eric McFadden. His singing and playing are as good as it gets, full of power and awe inspiring expertise…” Dennis Cook / Jambase 2009

“…McFadden is a six string virtuoso. His command of so many genres- is accentuated with meticulously crafted songs. There’s the poppy twist on traditional psychadelia. Poetic yet sinisterly distorted punk. Rowdy rockabilly. Dark, foreboding grunge. His melodies hinge on seriously catchy choruses that resonate thanks to a crunchy baritone reminiscent of Tom Waits or the late Mark Sandman of Morphine…” (The Denver Post, December 2009 concert review)

“The Eric McFadden Trio’s Joy of Suffering gets my vote as the best and most original guitar recording of the year so far.” (Jimmy Leslie / Guitar Player Magazine 2005)

“McFadden is a master of guitar and mandolin, a 25 year veteran who waltzes the dark, eerie corridors between Jimi Hendrix and Django Reinhardt…” ( Jonathan Zwickel – San Francisco Bay Guardian, October 2004)

“I love and appreciate the imagination and innovation that go into Pigtronix effects. You can hear them all over my records, and I never leave home without my Fat Drive.”

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