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Eric Lambert & Friends - Maiden Voyage (2013)

10-02-2014, 19:49
Music | Folk | Country

Eric Lambert & Friends - Maiden Voyage (2013)

Artist: Eric Lambert & Friends
Title Of Album: Maiden Voyage
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Woodpicker
Genre: Country, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriter
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 43:47 Min
Total Size: 111 Mb


1. Cumberland Blues
2. Maiden Voyage
3. Won't Fight Alone Again
4. The Sweet Irish Lass
5. Big Legged Woman
6. Breakfast At Georges
7. Hey Pocky Way
8. Make It Through The Night
9. Senorita
10. 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.”

Eric Lambert
A majority of the album was recorded live to capture the feeling, freedom, and excitement of a live performance. The musicians sat in a circle in the studio and played. “The music is full of energy and realism, bridging the gap between straight out studio and live recordings,” Eric said. “I like to let musicians play and do what they do.”

Eric Lambert has been pickin’ and grinnin’ his way into people’s hearts for over 40 years. Specializing in the fiery art of flatpicking, he has built a distinguished career writing, performing, recording, and teaching Americana music. Traces of rock, folk, bluegrass, country, and blues can be detected throughout his music, delivered with energy, soul, and inspiration. His voice, presence, and precision moves audiences to their feet, while his playful spirit and warm sense of joy makes people feel right at home.
Eric’s music resonates the old school philosophy of the groundbreaking musicians who inspired him; music should know no boundaries. Influenced by Duane Allman and Dickey Betts at an early age, Eric discovered country and bluegrass music through the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." Raised on Chicago's south side, he cites diverse influences as catalysts in shaping his unique roots music sound. His original voice was crafted by blending the bluegrass approaches of Tony Rice, Clarence White, and Norman Blake with those of his main influences such as B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, and Old & In The Way.
Eric Lambert’s new record, “Maiden Voyage,” features Steve Haberichter on mandolin, Pat Fiddle on fiddle, Dan Rogers on bass, and Eric Lambert on guitar, dobro, and lead vocals. It was recorded at Thunderclap Recording Studio and produced by John Carpenter and Eric Lambert. The album artwork was hand-drawn by Jon Griffin.

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