We are so pumped to finally have the opportunity to host The Eric McFadden Trio. McFadden is a living legend, he crosses the streams of so many styles of music while melting the room in front of him. This San Francisco based guitar virtuoso has toured planet earth and beyond with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic for many years. He also played with Stockholm Syndrom, where he stood next to Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, among some other big hitters like Wally Ingram and Danny Louis. Tickets are only ten bucks, this night will likely reign in OTP history.
"Eric’s music starts from a place of punked-up swampy blues with a twinge of gothic metal, but from there quickly starts to go all over the place. The band jumps from groovy metal riffs to country rave-ups with astonishing consistency. What unites the divergent styles is both a consistent heaviness and McFadden’s virtuoso guitar playing. McFadden can play guitar like Eric Clapton if Clapton never became so famous that he could do whatever he wanted which, I guess, was to play old blues tunes with the guys he listened to when he was a teenager. When he wants to, McFadden can shred like Eddie Van Halen or do a mean Joe Walsh impression, but what’s great about the band is that, for the most part, he showed a lot of restraint. McFadden plays guitar like someone who has nothing to prove until a moment, ever so often, when he decided to teach a master class in shredding for about 30 seconds a time."