Eric Sardinas & Big Motor

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Touring behind his new album on Jazzhauss called Boomerang


Eric Sardinas emerged on the Southern California blues scene in the early 90s and proceeded to alter the Rock/Blues musical landscape. Fans and critics raved about his slide guitar style, his gritty vocals and diesel fuelled blues-rock songs. His hotly anticipated 1999 debut CD ‘Treat Me Right’ featured guest appearances by Howlin' Wolf sideman Hubert Sumlin and blues-rock pioneer Johnny Winter and gained praise from the LA Times. "He fingerpicks his guitar into a frenzy”, while San Francsico’s Bay Area Music noted “Sardinas performs hard rock slide like you've never seen or heard."

On ‘Devils Train’, his second CD he cleverly fused Mississippi Delta country blues, Chicago-style r&b, Motor City boogie and smoky Southern rock. Performing on an electrified "resonator" acoustic guitar he moulded traditional blues, southern rock and funk to mesmerising effect.

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. in 1970, Eric initially was influenced by vintage recordings by Delta bluesmen Charlie Patton, Bukka White, Big Bill Broonzy, Elmore James and Muddy Waters. "The rawest, most emotional music is what sparked my excitement for the blues," says Eric. He might have mentioned Hendrix, and Clapton as well.

Eric moved to LA in 1990. where he frequently drew big crowds at venues like BB Kings, The House of Blues and The Roxy. Both blues and rock fans loved his cross over style. As Eric himself says; “The blues as a jumping-off point to go deeper. It is such a simple music that if you're not being honest, you'll be revealed. That's the statement I want to make with my music. It's not just about being a great player. It's about being true to yourself."
He also guested on the all star Walter Trout ‘Full Circle’ CD and now undertakes a long overdue major UK tour.
Eric’s current CD ‘Eric Sardinas & Big Motor’ was released on Steve Vai’s ‘Favoured Nations’ label, an artist with whom he toured the USA last year.
Stand by for one of the most unique and passionate guitar stylists of our time.