Eric Harrison is a New Jersey-based singer-songwriter whose recordings "exhibit the strengths of Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan" with "original lyrics which border on genius" . . . "strong songwriting, good singing, thoughtful production" . . . "tight pop-folk gems bristling with wry sarcasm and desperate longing . . . radiant with more incandescent moments than most songwriters can muster in a career." (Option, Georgetown Review)
Eric's debut album Breakfast featured his band the Crash Chorus and the best of their recordings in the 1990s. The turn of the century brought a variety of collaborations and artistic growth. In 2004 the YES Network began featuring the song "Opening Day" in "Pride, Power and Pinstripes,” the network’s annual spring training preview of the New York Yankees.
In 2005 Eric released A Little Bit of Sickness, an album praised by Americana-UK as "a rugged and organic collection of rock songs . . . that sits snugly somewhere between Buffalo Tom and early Soul Asylum." Standout tracks included the country lament “Crying in Your Sleep” and “The Crush of the Moment,” a tribute to the late Joey Ramone.
2017 delivered Mercy Road, a 14 song collection produced by Domenico, Eric Kvortek and Kevin Salem. Highlights included “Her Bewitching Face” - an update on Bob Dylan’s classic “I Want You” – and “1986,” a jangling and affectionate look back at a year of Aquanet, Capezios, Drakkar and the consecration of Bono as Messiah.
In 2019 Eric began recording new material with producer Kevin Salem. The first single "Our Band" is an ode to the Replacements and dad rockers who struggle to keep the flame burning in a dark world of back pain, commercial indifference and eye-rolling daughters:
Eric performs as a solo artist and with the Crash Chorus throughout the tristate area. Click here to view a recent show with the Crash Chorus:
. . . or a solo acoustic set:
Eric's new album Gratitude is scheduled for release in late 2020.