Eric is a full-time drummer and musician in Houston, TX, whose resume reads like a “who’s who” of the Austin and Houston music scene: Allen Hill, David Beebe, The Derailers, Jesse Dayton, Mike Stinson, Archie Bell, members of Fastball and now BLAGGARDS.
August 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 6 mins
The inevitability of drive-in concerts, Blaggards face masks, Eric getting "cut off" at Applebee's, ideal and realistic interview subjects, the importance of interviewing family members as a historical document
July 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
This week we welcome our longtime fiddler, Jeff Duncan!
July 21st, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
Sleeping habits on and off the road, and a long conversation about the far-reaching effects of the classic film "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly".
July 14th, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
Blaggards are SIXTEEN years old, the possibility of another shelter-in-place shutdown, the effect the pandemic is having on bars and music venues, house bands from late-night TV shows, what we think about mandatory mask-wearing
July 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
The new mask order in Texas, singing difficulties, bands that played with symphonies, bands that never changed their formula, favorite live albums, children of famous musicians, favorite musicals
June 30th, 2020 | 1 hr 9 mins
Bars in Texas are shut down again, what we've been up to in the recording studio, Eric's creepy gig story, musicians who influenced other musicians and didn't get the recognition they deserved
June 23rd, 2020 | 1 hr 17 mins
A freeform conversation during a thunderstorm.
June 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 21 mins
Music that has influenced Blaggards outside of the "rock" genre, as well as other cultural influences outside of music altogether, including comedy and film.
June 9th, 2020 | 1 hr 9 mins
Bands that should have had bigger careers.
June 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 18 mins
Why are people fired from bands? Some personal anecdotes may offer a few clues.
May 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
Bars are reopening and things are getting weird. This week we talk about the safety precautions bar owners have implemented, and the flak they're taking from customers as a result. Also: bands that would benefit from better singers, overcoming nervousness on stage, the importance of good stage banter: how much is too little, when it does become too much, and should it ever be scripted or rehearsed?
May 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 28 mins
Bars in Texas are about to re-open! Also: more unusually good solo careers, revisiting our opinions on the Eagles, drummers that make or break a band.