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75: A Bow To Bob (2016)
New tribute from Eric Lambert. Natural vocals. Feel great acoustic vibe with heart, soul, & mastery.
- Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
- Forever Young
- Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
- When I Paint My Masterpiece
- Tangled Up In Blue
- Just Like A Woman
- Like a Rolling Stone
Eric Lambert is an award-winning, internationally-touring veteran musician from Lowell, IN (Chicagoland). This album is a tribute to one of his many influences, Bob Dylan.
Eric Lambert: Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin, Bass, Dobro, Cajón, and percussion.
Melissa Dagenhart: guest hand-clapper on “Forever Young.”
The guitar used on this album is a custom build by luthier John Ressler in Sandwich, IL.
Recorded at Thunderclap Recording Studio in Hammond, IN, owned and operated by John Carpenter.
LAMBERT & WALZ (2016)
Bluegrass and Blues with masterful pickin’ and harmonies by Eric Lambert & Chris Walz. Recorded with spontaneity and improvisation in the vein of Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Flatt & Scruggs, and Mississippi John Hurt.
- East Virginia Blues
- Rye Whiskey
- Careless Love
- Deep Elem Blues
- Make Me a Pallet
- I’ll Never Love Another
- Handsome Molly
- The Whistle’s Lonesome Sound
- Bill Cheatham/Hand me Down My Walking Cane
Eric Lambert (Lowell, IN) and Chris Walz (Chicago, IL) are both standout solo artists. Collaborating as a duet, they are exponentially engaging, showcasing stunning and spontaneous musical conversations. Their repertoire is vast; they perform both traditional and original songs in the genres of Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk, old-time, and beyond. Of note, Lambert is an official TrueFire Artist & Educator, and Walz has been teaching at the Old Town School of Folk Music since 1996.
Eric Lambert: Guitar, lead vocals, and harmonies; also slide guitar on “Make Me A Pallet.”
Chris Walz: Guitar, lead vocals, and harmonies; also mandolin on “Rye Whiskey.”
MAIDEN VOYAGE (2013)
Eric Lambert & Friends
- Cumberland Blues
- Maiden Voyage
- Won’t Fight Alone Again
- The Sweet Irish Lass
- Big Legged Woman
- Breakfast at Georges
- Hey Pocky Way
- Make It Through The Night
- Another Sunny Day in Caroline
It has been five years since Eric’s last record, “Doin’ Alright,” was released. He has been busy touring the world playing guitar with national/international bands such as Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, and The Henhouse Prowlers. But the yearning to write and perform his original music stayed ever gentle on his mind. In 2012, Eric decided to put his focus back on his music, and creating a sound and style of playing that fit his vision and spirit. He launched a band, Eric Lambert & Friends, and began his maiden voyage.
This album marks the beginning of a new chapter in Eric’s life and music, and is a launching pad for his own band. “This is the maiden voyage of what I’m going to do for the rest of my life,” Eric shared. “I’m not exactly starting over, but in some ways I am.”
“I’ve been a side man in other bands for years,” he continued. “It’s time for me to focus on writing, composing, and performing my music, and telling the story of my life. I have things to say lyrically and through my guitar,” he said. “I also enjoy having the freedom to pick with the musicians I think are great.”
Eric has never recorded an album like this before. “The focus of the new record is the feeling of it. There is more improvisation and freedom in the music,” he said. “I like to provide the framework for a song, while leaving room for expression. I love to hear musicians play their instruments; to stretch out and really play.”
He considers the new record to be a measuring stick. “It shows how much I’ve grown as a musician, composer, and a person,” Eric said. “It’s not perfect, and I like it that way. I wanted it to be fun and inspire people to dance and feel joyful.”
DOIN’ Alright (2006)
- Doin’ Alright
- Scott’s Rag
- Time Is Now
- More Pretty in E
- Red Haired Twelve
- Les On The Mountainside
- Coon Valley Stomp
- Cumberland Blues
Eric Lambert has been writing, playing guitars, recording and performing for over thirty years. He firmly adheres to the old school philosophy of those ground breaking masters who inspired him , that music should know no bounds. His restless spirit has driven him into a variety of projects that have enabled him to tour extensively throughout America and Canada over the years as well as be a guest on several albums by an array of artists.
Lambert is a likeable chap with a cherub face and a friendly smile that is framed in a graying beard, making him almost wizardly looking, in a warm and cuddly Jerry Garcia kind of way.
While that former Grateful Dead icon is a musical hero of Lambert, he is but one of many from all genres of music whose influence seeped into the nooks and crannies of Lambert’s artistic fiber. Gram Parsons,The Allman Brothers, Lowell George, Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs,Clarence White,Tony Rice and Doc Watson likewise have inspired his own creative output over the years.
Playing music since the age of thirteen, Lambert honed his skills in a variety of Chicago school bands while growing up, and today shares those skills as private musical instructor himself.
Lambert successfully filters bits and pieces of the disparate artists who inspired him into a sonic brew of eclectic and amazing music. Music lovers with broadband tastes will find much to enjoy in Lambert’s enthusiastic approach, fueled by his genuine love and deep respect for all walks of traditional Americana music.
His no bounds mantra comes into play every time Lambert steps onstage or into a recording studio. Rock, folk, bluegrass, country, and blues all play equal parts in his musical output. Lambert excels at each style and bounces back and forth between them with an uncanny ease and smoothness.
Tom Lounges – Midwest Beat Magazine – Highland IN
© 2006 Eric Lambert
Just The Way I Feel (1999)
- Oh, Ok
- Southside Tan
- Left Coast Girl
- Love Can Make It Alright
- What My Love Can Do
- Treat Me Right
- Just the Way I Feel
- Got the Kind of Love I Need
- Little Town Blues
- Man and Wife
- Gnome Breakdown
- House on the Moon
Raised on Chicago’s south side, he cites influences as diverse as the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers the Band and Bob Dylan as catalysts in shaping his unique roots music sound.
Just The Way I Feel, Lambert’s second release on Skydog Records,is a joyful celebration consisting of twelve Lambert written songs featuring his heartfelt vocals, passionate guitar playing and the stylisitic versatility that you’ve come to expect from this talented artist.
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Year of the Gnome (1998)
Eric Lambert & the Laughing Gnomes
- Same for You
- Hard Luck Man
- Dirt Brown Pillow
- Let Me See You Smile
- Your Love
- Gnome Blues
- Crazy Bout You
- When Zachary Smiles
- Dancin’ With My Baby
- Blues for You
- Blues For You
a rootsy, homegrown blend of the rock, blues and country genres
Year Of The Gnome is a rootsy, homegrown blend of the rock, blues and country genres in a magical,musical stew.
Eric Lambert and The Laughing Gnomes have been featured on shows with artists as diverse as Lonnie Brooks, Coco Montoya, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, Poi Dog Pondering, Susan Tedeschi, and John Hiatt. Year Of The Gnome was voted #4 on 100% Independent’s Top 4 Chart for May 1998. YOTG was also ranked #5 in the Raging Smolder Review Top Ten for Summer 1998
Reminiscent of early Clapton. Eric Lambert has an awesome voice.-Sarah Sawyers-WSVC Radio-Richlands VA Immediately you will be blown over by the sensational playing of Eric Lambert…the debut CD is great for the guitar playing alone. D.Robinson-Music Scene-Chicago IL A CD in the true 70’s tradition of guitar-solo oriented rock and roll, with a general upbeat Allman Brothers/SRV boogie feel about it.A.M.-Splendid E-zine-White River Junction, VT Lambert is an extremely accomplished player and his songs more than do justice to his inspirers. The bluesy Hard Luck Man, the searing slide driven Dirt Brown Pillow and the very Allman influenced Let Me See You Smile are all standouts. Additionally they show him to be a solid vocalist. Mick Skidmore-Relix Magazine-Quincy Mass Eric Lambert plays guitars. To accompany that he also provides a voice that instantly suggests rusty blues rock. He’s got it all, the riffs, the jazz, the funk and a complete band to go along with him. Jenni Clapshaw-Community Radio 2TLC 100.3 FM Yamba Australia
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