Eric Sommer, Folk Americana Artist, In Philly For Christmas! Santa Parks Sled, Takes a Rest With Eric Sommer At Philly Land Mark Venue "Legendary Dobbs" December 27th

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Eric Sommer, Folk Americana Artist, takes Christmas set on the East Coast. Shows include Philly Landmark "Legendary Dobbs" on December 27th and Cafe Nine in New Haven on December 29th

Working the Stock Car Races, Vermont

Cheap guitars never sounded this good! Steve Reals, US Music, Sacramento, CA

For Eric Sommer, Folk Americana Artist Extraordinaire, great songs on cheap guitars has been a winning combination.

In an age of painfully conspicuous consumption, it is refreshing to see a major artist focus on the quality of the content rather than the slickness of the presentation. For Sommer, this isn't anything new - this most authentic of American artists has been living on the edge and true to these principals for years.

Local New Jersey and Philadelphia Holiday shows are:

December 22 - Bullfrog Brewery, Williamsport, PA
December 23 - John & Peter's, New Hope, PA
December 27 - Legendary Dobbs, Philadelphia, PA
December 28 - Joe's, Keyport, NJ
December 29 - Cafe Nine, New Haven, CT

Eric Sommer joins the likes of Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Neko Case and Alison Kraus in any list of artists who have followed their own star to a personal musical ephinany and made great music along the way.

Constant touring, 2 near fatal car accidents, a slew of guitars and a pocketful of songs have kept Eric Sommer on the cusp of breaking out internationally for a number of years. "Europe, Europe" has received 3.5 million plays in the EU this summer and "Sunny Afghanistan" has been an iPod mainstay of troops serving in the Middle East.

Now there's a new record on the way "The Word For World Is Forest", and fans will be exposed to a new side of this writer with songs on important topics such as suicide (Red Queen), running away from home (Put Your Best Foot Forward), and the vanishing of "small town America" (What Have You Done To My Little Home Town).

With open tunings, slide guitar, lap-slap tone guitar and a remarkably aggressive fingering style approach, watching Eric Sommer will make you jump out of your seat and holler for joy. There are very few players who have maintained this authentic American style of guitar and Eric Sommer is one of the very best.

Amen.

For music samples, please visit Eric Sommer online for additional schedules or contact him at eric(at)ericsommer(dot)com or call 202-255-1995. Additionally, you can find Eric Sommer on Facebook, too. RAINY DAY KARMA is also available on iTunes and CDBaby.

Eric Sommer is represented by Clyde is Thinking, and PR programs are managed thru MTG/NY; For more information, promo/appearance requests or to set up an interview, please contact Tom Monihan 202-255-1995.

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