The Artistry of… Eric St. Laurent

AO Eric St. Laurent:

World music influences his music and it enhances his sound. He’s a magnet for so many artistic influences and the artistry is in how he crafts them all into his own unique sound. It makes for his own unique and personal soul music and it’s infectious. If you’ve heard him once you’ll never forget and you’ll want to hear him again and again. If you’re a musician his playing, and the joy that comes from it, makes you want to join in and jam with him and soak up some of that spirit. Melody is seamlessly married to rhythm. He readily admits to being influenced by drummers like Steve Gadd and infuses this as an often gentle to driving percussive element in his play on and around the strings of his guitar. He makes melody dance.