A fixture on the Knoxville music scene for more than 25 years, Eric Lee’s challenging and wildly inventive guitar sound has shaped and defined (defied?) many of the city’s most creative and impressive avant-rock bands.
Endlessly experimenting, amending, and nearly destroying the six strings of his electric guitar in a profound lifetime engagement (and argument) with this battered device has resulted in Lee’s creation of a truly original, personalized musical language.
After disappearing from live performance for several years, Eric Lee re-emerged with a shape-shifting solo performance now applied to the acoustic guitar. Quieter forms of impressionism and tense silence have appeared alongside his long standing, aggressive fingerpicked playing style- as well as a new improvised personal interaction with the audience. Unpredictability is certain; his Big Ears set will likely surprise even him.