Erik graduated from USC school of music with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio/Jazz Guitar. He taught seminars for 10 years for the National Summer Guitar Workshop at the Los Angeles and Nashville campuses. Has had 7 books published by Alfred/Workshop Arts pub. and Hal Leonard Pub. Has written instructional guitar columns for Guitar Player magazine and is currently writing instructional columns for Premier Guitar magazine’s online lessons.
He has toured all over the USA, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, France, Norway, Turkey, Kosovo, Kuwait, Iraq, South Korea and more… Has performed on the Grammys, CMA awards, ACM awards, Good Morning America, The View, Fox and Friends, Hannity and Colmes, and many others.
He has toured with… Sugarland, Sara Evans, Blackhawk, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna, Jake Owen, Chuck Wicks, David Nail, Chely Wright, Ty Herndon, Donna Summer, and currently on tour with Thompson Square.