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Moods: Type: Acoustic Country: Alt-Country Rock: Folk Rock Folk: Folk-Rock Folk: Folk Pop

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United States - Washington United States - United States

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Sunday Speedtrap

Chris Eric started back in the days of concert band in elementary school playing clarinet. But it was the first time he heard MTA by the Kingston Trio on an old reel to reel machine hooked him, he knew music was in his DNA. This established his passion for music, especially the 50's and 60's. In his teens he moved on to guitar against his father's wishes which created his drive to become a musician. In addition to learning to sing and play guitar, Chris has learned to play multiple instruments over time such as drums, piano, ukulele, Banjo and Harmonica.

Chris has now been an acoustic singer/songwriter known as Sunday Speedtrap for over twenty years, performing over 1,350 original and cover shows (averaging over 50 per year) and releasing 13 independent original records. His original songs fall under alternative country and the lyrics are positive messages focused on relationship stories. Vocally has been compared to Jon Bon Jovi.

In 2002, the song "Things life brings" from the Sunday Speedtrap cd peaked at number 60 on the U.S. folk chart on It maintained a number 1 status on the Washington State Folk chart for over 13 weeks. Chris has also opened for Capitol recording artist Judith Owens, Bill Haley’s Comets and National Touring Artist, Sweet Fancy Moses.

In addition to performing music, Chris has a passion for music history. He has taken many classes on the History of Rock & Roll (1955 to 1969), The Music of the Beatles, The Music of the Rolling Stones from the University of Rochester. He brings this knowledge into his shows telling background stories about the various cover songs he also performs when appropriate. Besides original shows Chris also performs a several cover shows one featuring the number one hits of the first decade of Rock n Roll (1555-1965) . He also performs songs from the 70's to current hits.