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Eric Lewis

The son of a nurse (Mary Jane Lewis) and a truck driver (Frank Edward Lewis,) I was born at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, WV in 1972. When I was three, my family moved from the small, unincorporated town of McWhorter, WV to Clarksburg. I attended Linden grade school where I started playing the cello in fifth grade and the trombone in sixth grade.

As a cello player in middle school, I was a member of the WV All State Orchestra. My final two years at Washington Irving High School, I played trombone in the All County Band and bass guitar in the WI Stage Band, focusing mainly on jazz music. It was also my final year in high school when I first became interested in the acoustic guitar.

In 1990, I started college at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. During that time, I was a member of several bands that focused on original music, including Once Hush, Balloonhead and the Parsley Trees, all of which were featured on Morgantown compilation albums.

After graduating with a B.S. in Geology in 1995, I rejoined Once Hush as the bass player and signed a deal with Finetune Management in Baltimore, MD. In the five years that Once Hush was together, we released 3 CD's independently while touring the east coast and mid-west of America.

When Once Hush disbanded in 2000, I remained in Baltimore to record my first solo CD, "The Speed of Light," before moving to Frederick, MD to record my second album, “Clear”.

After moving back to Clarksburg, WV in 2003, I released my third solo album, “Long Walk Home” in 2006.

In 2009, I moved to Morgantown, WV and started the 80's tribute band 80's Enough.

Over the next couple of years, I focused on songwriting, rebuilding my studio and performing. In 2012, I began playing bass guitar for the band 3 Nuts, a Woody and a pocket full of Posey. Later that year, I released my fourth solo album "Consider the Source".

When I'm not doing the music thing...

I work for the state of WV as a Geologist and am pursuing a Master's Degree in Geology at West Virginia University. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer and studying martial arts.