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Eric Barnett

Member sinceJune 15, 2017
LocationGalion, Ohio
MembersEric Barnett
InfluencesJoe Pug, Owen, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Tom Waits
Artist Biography:
Eric Barnett is a factory worker, the son of a car salesman and a schoolteacher. He lives in the place where he's from - Galion, Ohio. When he’s not punching the clock on 2nd or 3rd shift (or both), he’s a singer/songwriter.

Eric started out playing trumpet in grade school, then guitar in junior high. In high school and college, he played as a sideman and occasional frontman in many bands of varying genres within the “rock” vein. After a short stint in ambient and avant-garde music, he settled upon what he felt like he should have been doing all along - writing songs and singing his story.

In early 2017, Eric began work on his first full-length release, "Shipwreck in a Bottle." Recording most of the instruments himself in his Galion basement, the DIY album sums up Eric's first 5 years playing as a solo singer/songwriter. After a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the mastering and pressing of the album, "Shipwreck" is set to be released on June 23rd.

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