Artist StatementI am proud to be a Maryland-based drummer, percussionist and producer. I look forward to hearing from you and providing your project or event with the perfect groove.
Eric Selby brings more than 20 years of experienced session work and live performances, delivering a unique, groove-based approach. He adds his own style to best support and intensify the music’s dynamics. Eric performed on Billy Thompson’s critically-acclaimed release,“Friend,” on Soul Stew Records and Eric is both the producer and drummer for blues legends Warner Williams & Jay Summerour, on their award-winning release, “Live at B.B. King’s Bluesville,” as well as producer and drummer for Stackhouse Recording artist Memphis Gold’s release, “Pickin’ In High Cotton.” Most recently, Eric is handling drums, percussion and producing duties for both of Abigail Palmer Group’s 2015 releases: “Abigail Palmer Group” and “Shedding Shadows” as well as producing Norman’s Taylor’s release “Delaware to the Delta.”
Eric has performed with many talented artists, including:
Billy Thompson (Little Milton, Albert King, Art Neville), Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes, Dizzy Gillespie,
The Allman Brothers, Sonny Rollins, Tedeschi/Trucks), Daryl Johnson (The Neville Brothers, Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, U2, Bob Dylan), Gary Talley (The Box Tops, Willie Nelson, David Alan Coe), Charlie Sayles (Pete Seeger, Bill Monroe), James East (Elton John, Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton), Jay Summerour (Starland Vocal Band, Nils Lofgren, Little Bit A Blues), Guy Davis, Warner Williams (Piedmont blues legend, 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Winner), Robert Lighthouse, Drink Small (Piedmont blues legend, 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Winner) Abigail Palmer, Ursula Ricks and the Arlington Concert Orchestra.
Eric has performed at venues and music festivals throughout the country including:
NPR’s Mountain Stage-WV, B.B. King Blues Club-NY, House of Blues & Rosa’s Lounge-IL, The Bayou-DC, Belly Up-San Diego, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay-CA, 9:30 Club-DC, Blues Alley-DC, House of Blues-FL, Greenwood Blues Cruise-SC, Beale Street Blues Festival, Colonial Beach Blues Festival-VA, Washington Folk Festival-DC, Carolina Downhome Blues Festival-SC, Western Maryland Blues Festival-MD, New York State Blues Festival-NY, Paoli Blues Festival-PA, Winchester Blues Festival-VA, Lisner Auditorium-DC, Michelob Dayton Blues Festival-OH, Pennsylvania Blues Festival-PA, San Diego Blues Festival-CA, The Music Center at Strathmore-MD and The Kennedy Center-DC.
Eric has played on recordings with:
Billy Thompson, Bill Payne (Little Feat, J.J. Cale, The Doobie Brothers), Ron Holloway, James “Hutch” Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt, Neville Brothers), Kenny Gradney (Little Feat, Delaney & Bonnie), Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker), Mike Ault (Paul Reed Smith Band), Warner Williams, James East, Jay Summerour, Robert Lighthouse, Linwood Taylor, Eleanor Ellis (Flora Molton, Archie Edwards), Chris Biondo (Eva Cassidy, Chuck Brown) and renowned electric harpist Abigail Palmer, to name a few.
Eric has produced recordings for:
Abigail Palmer Group – “Shedding Shadows”
Abigail Palmer Group – “Abigail Palmer Group”
Laura Belle – “Keep Walking”
Little Bit A Blues – “Live at B.B. King’s Bluesville”
Memphis Gold – “Pickin’ In High Cotton”
Norman Taylor – “D2D – Acoustic”
Norman Taylor – “Delaware to the Delta”
Eric has been named Blue411‘s Drum Thumper “Jimi” Award winner, been nominated for multiple WAMMIEawards, inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, #1 on Blues411‘s charts multiple times and was featured in Modern Drummer for his approach and perspective in their “Drummer Blogs.”
Eric is a Soul Stew Records recording artist and endorses: PEACE Drums, Soultone Cymbals, Tycoon Percussion, The Grombal-Cymbal Accessories, CymbalChief, Carmichael Thrones, BEATO Bags and
Los Cabos Drumsticks and is a DrumART showcased artist.