Eyes On: Eric Himan

by Accidental Bear


Eric Himan, I want to be your baby daddy or at least die trying. Ok, now that I have that out of my system lets get down and dirty talking about Erics’ larger than mountains voice ( does that make sense? Who cares, you get my drift). I first saw Eric perform live here in San Francisco at a tiny bar called Moby Dicks in the Castro. I thought to myself this guy should be filling stadiums! I was mesmerized by his voice and knocked over by his good looks. The set was mixed with originals songs. playful covers and charming banter.


Eric Himan is so grassroots, his face is green. Though his music tells a different story. Without the help of record labels, booking agents, publicists, or management, Eric Himan is touring to more places, getting great press coverage, and still has time to run his record label, Thumbcrown Records, home to his six studio albums. He just released his newest (selling out of his first shipment before the drop date), Resonate, and has five years of solid touring in the US under his belt. Magazines in the LGBT community took notice right away (The Advocate, OUT Magazine, Instinct) and newspapers (such as the Boston Herald, Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, and Phoenix New Times) interviewed him to find out what makes this work horse stay in the game despite obstacles such as major label artists, rooms that are booked by big agencies, and finding his audience.

Read more : http://erichiman.com/

Eric and the Adams

Eric, a ten year veteran in the music industry with 6 full-length albums under his belt, joins his experience and music with the Adams’ explosive creativity. After a year of rehearsal and scattered gigs (Austin’s SXSW, Chicago’s Market Days and Tulsa’s Pride Block Party), Eric and the Adams are ready to share their Indie Folk Rock originals, peppering them with cover songs – eclectically stretching from REM to Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and many more. As a solo acoustic artist, Eric has toured the country non-stop for the past five years building a grassroots audience the way many of his influences such as Ani DiFranco did. He released five studio cds adding RESONATE, his sixth cd, to the list this past May. Directly following this, he was nominated by MTV’s LOGO Channel “NewNowNext Awards”. This nomination has been one of many accolades received since the beginning of his career back in 2001 when he began touring the college circuit. He has appeared in the pages of OUT Magazine, The Advocate, Genre, Instinct, and Curve. He also has been featured in the Fender Guitars catalogue of which he has received an endorsement. The band’s first video, Little Boy Blue, was recently chosen for NewNowNext Top 10 Videos of 2008 show for MTV’s Logo Channel.

They just released their debut CD (available on iTunes, Rhapsody, and more) December of 2009. Past accomplishments include an invite to this past year’s Dfest Conference and Festival this summer (headlined by The Black Crowes) and 2010’s Red Gorilla Music Fest (alongside SXSW), Eric was named on a list of 40 under 40 LGBT pioneers in The Advocate (alongside Rachel Maddow and Milk’s writer, Dustin Lance Black), the band was named on Urban Tulsa Weekly’s Hot 100 in January 2010, and Eric has licensed songs to The Hills, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, The Real World, and more. www.ericandtheadams.com


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