Eric Lambert

(What follows is a general bio for FANS. More information can be found on the "EPK" (Electronic Press Kit) page, particularly for venues, bookers, and the media.)

Eric Lambert impresses audiences with his original elixir of feel-good Americana infused with bluegrass, blues, rock, and dosed with soul, whether he's performing at crowded festivals or intimate house concerts.

Recent accolades include a 2015 Best Entertainer Chicago Music Award. A world-class flatpicking guitarist, sought-after educator, and outstanding performer, Lambert performs solo, as well as teamed up with other high-caliber musicians. A well-connected veteran, Eric knows the very best and plays with them routinely!

From the Chicago area, Eric is an international-touring artist with a career spanning over 40 years. He has played in clubs, concert halls, and arenas in over ten countries as a solo artist and with countless ensembles, most recently with the award-winning Chicago bluegrass outfit the Henhouse Prowlers. Other career highlights include playing with Virgil Kane, Big Shoulders, Heartsfield, and alongside bluegrass artist, Valerie Smith.

Lambert's authentic, heartfelt style and sound is an upbeat and eclectic blend of music that knows no boundaries. His creative output reflects the diversity of his influences, namely: Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Clarence White, Bill Monroe, Norman Blake, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, The Allman Brothers, and Robert Johnson. But Eric’s music is distinctive, a crowd-pleasing blend of pure American music.

In 2013, Lambert released his critically-acclaimed fourth CD, Maiden Voyage. It captures the energy and raw expression of a live performance, backed up by a high-quality studio recording. “There is more improvisation and freedom in the music,” Eric said. “I like to provide the framework for a song, while leaving room for expression. I love to hear musicians really stretch out and play their instruments.”

Eric has distinguished himself as a songwriter, recording artist, musician, performer, record label owner, as well as a teacher of Americana music. He teaches in his private studio in Lowell, IN, at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL, and he is an Official TrueFire Artist & Educator with DVD/ video lessons too.

Lambert's palpable joy, earthy voice, improvisational skills, and precision licks win audiences anew and retain fans, leaving them energized and inspired after a show. 

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I love music of all kinds! Rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, old time, reggae and jazz have all played equal parts in my development as a musician. I've been influenced primarily by guitarists since that is my first love, but I have also been touched by songwriters and fiddlers and the mandolin masters that I have been exposed to. The list is long and deep but starts with Brothers Duane Allman and Dickey Betts. I love the Grateful DeadJerry's guitar playing and Robert Hunter's lyrics. Anything with a groove and a soul. I love the flatpickin' guitar styles of Tony Rice and Clarence White, the electric blues of Muddy WatersFreddy King and Elmore James, the classic country of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, the funky grooves of Little Feat and the Meters as well as the angelic voice of Emmylou Harris. I dig the Delta blues of Son House and Robert Johnson, the early bluegrass of Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin. Long live VassarKeith RichardsDavid GrismanTim O’Brien and Janis Joplin. I love it all. :)