Steve Erickson biography

While working as a successful public relations executive in Atlanta, New York City and Washington DC, Steve Erickson always had a passion for writing and performing acoustic music in his spare time.  He has a broad base of musical influences that had been percolating for years before he took the songwriting plunge. He recalls, "I was thinking about writing songs long before I actually wrote them down; I didn't know if they would be good enough.  Well, I got over that and the songs just started to flow"  Erickson's songs have been described as "well crafted" and his live shows described as "high energy" and "connecting directly with the audience."

In Atlanta, he was writing and playing in local bands Truth in Advertising and the Remnants.  In Washington DC, he joined fellow singer/songwriter Nick Peters for a five-year run as the duo, Medium Gauge, combining original songs from both performers with an unexpected selection of covers.

In 2012, Erickson recorded his debut album, It's About Time.Produced by John Krause and recorded at Cue Studios in Falls Church, Virginia, the album features an eclectic mix of acoustic music. Erickson's brand of singer/songwriter storytelling displays a pop sensibility that is grounded in country, blues and folk influences.  From the rollicking title track It's About Time to the Caribbean-influenced One Port Ahead of the Storm to the mournful ballad River, the songs are not easily pegged to a particular genre.

Erickson's follow-up release in 2016 is Music Tonight.  Produced by Jim Robeson and recorded at Bias Studios in Springfield, Virginia, the sophomore effort continues his wide-ranging approach to an Americana style of music.  Top studio musicians provide strong support for Erickson's moving tunes and vivid storytelling.  Country influences can be found in the songs Friends and No Expectations, and toe-tapping shuffle rythms influence the title track, Music Tonight and the bluesy Midnight Potomac Ride. Erickson's lyrical ability also deepens on this album, particularly in the ballads Sing That Old Song and Wind Across the Jetty.

In mid 2016, Erickson moved back to his hometown of Vero Beach, Florida where he continues to write and perform.

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