The debut release Eric Demmer - So Fine
is truly "SO
FINE." After over 30 years playing with a Who's Who of musicians and bands (i.e.
Eric Clapton B. B. King, Carlos Santana, The Allman Brothers,...), Eric Demmer finally
lets loose with this exceptional release featuring 12 original tracks that
brings together an All-Star list of musicians. A long-awaited release that was
well worth the wait; so, take some time and enjoy a special musical
- So Fine
So Fine: Don't Talk To Me, She's So Fine, Will It
Ever Be The Same, What It Ever Be The Same, What Was I Thinking, I'm Alright,
Start It All Again, Get Out Of Town, Let Me Go, Just Can't Wait, Any Day Get
Away, Have You Ever Loved A Woman
Personnel: Eric Demmer: Saxophone, Vocals; Mike
Zito: Vocals; Jonn Del Toro Richardson: Guitar; Mark May: Guitar;
" The Funky" Rick Marcel: Guitar; Melanie Covington: Vocals; Darrell
Lacy: Vocals; Danielle Demmer: Vocals; Grooveline Horns - Carlos
Soa: Saxophone; Fernando Castillo: Trumpet; Raul Vallejo: Trombone;
Jerre Jackson: Drums; Dennis
Delfino: Bass; Hugo Rodriguez:
Guitar; Barry Seelen: Keys; Darrell Lavigne: Keys; Jordan
Almes: Drums; Shawn Allen: B3
Eric Demmer- So
was produced by Mike Zito and Eric Demmer, with mixing and
mastering done by Ernie Wells of Eighth Note Prod. and released on the Gulf Coast Records label.
After over 30 years
of playing with the likes of Eric Clapton, Johnny Clyde Copeland, B.
B. King, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Buddy
Guy, The Allman Brothers, and the Mike Zito Big Band to name a few, Eric
Demmer released his debut album, So Fine. This 12-track release
features a Who's Who of musicians lending their energy and musicianship to
Eric's songs in the same manner that Eric's outstanding saxophone playing has
done for others over the years.
The release opens
with the track Don't Talk To Me featuring Melanie Covington on backing
vocals. Having fun with lyrics, which shows Eric's lighter side, Eric belts out
"I am getting so frustrated that I'm losing my hair....her words are sharper than
a bullet..., I have to cut her off before she's my wife."
Swinging over to a
Latin beat is the track She's So Fine, featuring Jonn Del Toro
Richardson on guitar. Eric's saxophone rings true to the Latin vibe created by
the bassline play of Jerre Jackson on drums and Dennis Delfino on bass. Showing
his country rock side is the track Will It Ever Be The Same featuring
the vocal prowess of Mike Zito. A powerful track capturing the saucy side of
country rock with captivating saxophone complementing Mike Zito's vocals.
The track I'm A
Guitar Player plays off Eric's sentiment, "After all these years of playing
sax with famous guitar players, I realize that 'I'm a Guitar Player'... I just
don't play guitar." A rousing track featuring his axe the sax. "Some say life's
a bitch, but I disagree..." starts off the track I'm Alright and Eric's
vocals and sax tell the story of his being alright no matter what crosses his
The poignant track Start
It All Again is full on with Barry Seelen on keyboards and Eric's compelling
vocals and saxophone; a moving and touching track. The release takes it up a
few beats with the track Get Out Of Town, a great blues song featuring
Mark May on guitar. Opening his soul through touching lyrics, keyboards, and
vocals is the track Let Me Go, ".... the time has come to let me go,
please let me go. You make it so hard. You want to pretend,....you don't love me,
but you don't want to do it, let me go, please let me go."
Rounding out an
impressive debut release are the tracks Just Can't Wait with special
guest Darrell Lacy on backing vocals, Any Day Get Away with special
guests the Grooveline Horns and the smokey vocals of Danielle Demmer, and last
but not least is the track Have You Ever Loved A Woman as Eric sings,
"Have you ever loved a woman she just won't love you back,....It will drive you
crazy, lord it'll drive you mad." A great track to close this release, which
features sensational solos by Dennis Delfino on guitar, Eric's sax, and Barry
Seelen on keys, as they each let loose and leave it all in the music.
Websites where you
can procure Eric Demmer - So Fine: Rough Trade, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Apple
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