Guitarist, Eric Brewer, began his musical adventure upon taking up drums at age 13. By 16 the allure of the electric guitar had pulled him into an obsession with players such as Hendrix, Clapton and Beck. After taking private lessons and jamming in various bands, he decided to pursue a music degree at Duquesne University where he studied jazz guitar and audio engineering. After graduating, he joined a band in Pittsburgh that gained some traction and soon found himself touring, recording and playing large venues opening for the likes of the Allman Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, and Motley Crue. After moving on from that project, he moved back to his hometown of Erie, PA where he started teaching guitar full-time as well as playing in several bands. In 2008, Eric was acknowledged by Guitar Player Magazine as one of their top 10 unsigned guitarists in the country when he was chosen to participate in their Guitar Superstar Competition. Eric received high praise from judges, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. A few years later he won the Jim Weber Memorial Award for best blues guitarist in Western PA. Brewer has also won 8 Rock Erie Music Awards and three Erie Reader Best of Erie Awards in the following categories: jam band, best guitarist and best musician, respectively. Currently he is playing in several popular groups and will be attending the IBC’s in February as a member of regional blues stalwart, The Jeff Fetterman Band.