“"The first artillery of volley's from the guitar of Eric Rice got an unconditional surrender from the whole audience." ” - Bob Horn
— Washington Blues Society
Eric's Maine Connection is a remarkable group of musicians from Seattle Washington. Rooted in the Blues, Rock, Country and R&B, these celebrated performers from the Pacific NW U.S.A. combine to create their magic in songwriting and classic cover tunes with the soulful grace only legends create.
Eric Rice and his guitar have been traveling the highways of the Northwest U.S.A. spreading the blues gospel entertaining everyone with his stories accompanied by the sweetest guitar tones imaginable. His slide guitar work has earned him multiple awards and his voice is as clear as the waters of his home.
The Maine Connection is Scotty Harris on bass and Andrew Cloutier on the drums. They grew up in Maine playing music together and are Eric’s connection to a freight train groove. When they perform together it is like a group of guys having an intelligent conversation. Scotty and Andrew have earned their place in the Seattle music scene and went home with multiple awards for their skills. The reputation they hold earns the highest respects from musicians worldwide and their work ethic away from the stage gets them many calls from the best bands Seattle has to offer.
Putting all this together, EMC always brings a show to remember with the professional and respectful attitude the vendor and the patrons deserve.