A young and enthusiastic mountain dulcimer player, songwriter, and singer, Eric Elliott combines a respect for traditional acoustic music with a love of classic folk-rock to create a fresh and energetic style of mountain dulcimer music. Influenced by the dulcimer music and playing style of Force & d'Ossché, Eric's playing is upbeat, rhythmic, and fun to watch. Combine this technical instrumental skill with his thoughtful songwriting and melodic voice, and you have a unique, redefined genre of folk-pop/Americana dulcimer music that hearkens to the early songs of Paul Simon, Mimi and Richard Farina, Wilco, and other contemporary folk artists.
Eric has played in bars, coffee shops, farmers' markets, back porches, and concert halls across the country for audiences of over 100 people, and has produced and released various collaborations with other talented musicians, including three studio albums with the San Antonio-based folk-rock band Jasper's Cast, in which Eric played dulcimer and sang lead vocals. In December of 2014, Eric released his first solo mountain dulcimer album, "Dots and Lines" through 3 Strings Records. It is a diverse and heartfelt collection of original folk-pop songs featuring both the acoustic and electric mountain dulcimer, and it redefines the instrument for a new generation of young songwriters.