A virtuoso of the six-string, Eric McFadden has been amazing audiences internationally for years. His command of so many genres is accentuated with meticulously crafted songs that span numerous genres. Eric is a veteran of such celebrated west coast bands as Liar, Alien Lovestock, Angry Babies, IZM, Holy smokes, EMT, Stockholm Syndrome, Faraway Brothers, and the Eric McFadden Experience. McFadden has recorded several independently produced solo and band albums, many of which are regarded as underground masterworks by fans and critics alike. On his 1996 solo debut “Who’s Laughing Now,” McFadden unleashed his macabre carnival gypsy-voodoo blues and Spanish-inflected rock sensibilities on an unsuspecting public. In the years since, Eric has recorded and released several albums on such labels as Terminus (Atlanta), Fortune (San Francisco), Bad Reputation (Paris), Response (USA) and phYne Entertainment (USA).
For over 3 years, Eric toured the world as mandolinist/guitarist with Funk legend George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic and continues to collaborate with Clinton on outside projects. He spent a year and a half touring the world with Eric Burdon & The Animals, and recently finished recording on Burdon’s new record.
Eric has also collaborated on stage and/or in the studio with the regal likes of Bo Diddley, blues troubadour Keb Mo’, prog-metalists Living Colour, Clash frontman Joe Strummer, Avant-punk jazz great Nels Cline (Wilco), Primus mastermind Les Claypool, Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli, drummer Zigaboo Modeliste and bassist George Porter jr.,Master songsmith Pat MacDonald, experimental country punk pioneer Carla Bozulich, Joe Santiago and Dave Lovering of The Pixies, Widespread panic, Jackson Browne, Punk legend Mike Watt (Minutemen), The Reverend Horton Heat, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Fishbone, Galactic and others.
Eric is also a member of supergroup, Stockholm Syndrome, which also includes notable players such as Dave Schools, Jerry Joseph, Wally Ingram and Danny Louis.
Eric continues to tour internationally both solo and with his primary band, The Eric McFadden Trio, which features bass phenomenon James Whiton (Tom Waits) and rotating cast of drummers including the great Paulo Baldi (Cake, Les Claypool).
Eric’s 2011 release, “Bluebird on Fire”, has received much acclaim, including a 5 star review in Crossroads Magazine. The latest Eric McFadden release, “Inside Out”, is a 15 song compilation released by phYne Entertainment, which includes 4 previously unreleased tracks.