Country and Soul. Two great ingredients for rock and roll music.
Erik Smallwood Trio opening up for The Embers at The Temple Theatre in Sanford NC. Video shot by Mitch Lassiter.
“The sound is infectious and passionate. Some blues, pop, and a little Muscle Shoals flavor.”
Five time Carolina Music Award Nominee, Erik Smallwood is a very talented singer/songwriter from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He grew up playing music in his church, and gradually began writing songs to express the various events going on his life. Erik moved to North Carolina in 2006, and has developed a strong following of fans, because of his very unique performance style. Erik has won a few awards including, 2012 Carolina Music Award “Best Country Male” and 2012 Best Of Fayetteville Award “Entertainer of the Year”. And has worked with a wide variety of well known artists such as Will McFarlane (guitarist for Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Jackson Browne), Gary Nichols (The Steeldrivers), Donna Jean (formerly of The Grateful Dead), Jason Isbell (Drive-by Truckers), Shooter Jennings, Jason Michael Carroll, Erin Nenni, Josh Thompson, and Joe Diffie, just to name a few. Erik travels full-time around the Southeast and beyond relentlessly spreading the music and making a name for himself.
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