The Eric Heideman Band has been played on Blues Radio show “Red White and Blues” on KRCL in Salt Lake City, UT. and played various venues in the Salt Lake area. The blues artist has also been interviewed on Radioactive on KRCL. Eric Heideman and his blues-rock trio released their second album “Out Of Time” on April 21st. Eric is a Featured Artist on Don’s Tunes and has reached over 100,000 views on Don’s post of his song, Have You Ever Loved a Woman, on YouTube. Eric’s music has also been played on Park City Radio as well as Blues Music Fan International Radio. He has been interviewed on What’s The Story. Blues Blast Magazine claims that “[His new Record, Out Of Time] is one heck of an ‘experience,’ a la Hendrix and other acid rockers.” Local venues include Park Silly Mainstage, The Corner Store in Park City, Park City Mountain Resort, OP Rockwell, Soundwell, Lake Effect, The Ice Haus, Piper Down, Funk ‘N Dive, Barbary Coast, Kilby Court, The Loading Dock, Pat’s BBQ, and Private events. The local musician is going to be opening up for the Utah Blues Fest this summer if covid restrictions allow. Eric Heideman is also working with JW Jones, 2019’s Winner of the International Blues Competition, and has played with him at the Sand Dollar Lounge In Las Vegas. Eric Heideman has jammed with and is good friends with former Utah musician, Jordan Matthew Young who lives in Austin now. Eric has also recently graduated from the University Of Utah with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Guitar Performance. During his studies, he studied under and played with Grammy Nominated Artist Kris Johnson.
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The Eric Heideman trio is made up of musicians Levi Ollerton (22) on Drums, Sam Schultz (22) on Bass, and Eric Heideman (22) on Guitar and Vocals. Major influences for the band include old and new blues artists alike such as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, T-Bone Walker, Jonny Lang, B.B. King, Ronnie Earl, Freddie King, Government Mule, Albert King, Tab Benoit, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and his brother Jimmie Vaughn, Danielle Nicole, and many other blues kings and queens. Eric Heideman and his band perform all over the Salt Lake area and are always striving for a stellar live music experience.
The title track of Eric’s latest album, Out of Time, is about how Eric and his band feel about the current state of the world. With the growing number of fires and natural disasters, the band felt it necessary to write a song saying that we as inhabitants of this planet need to do something about these issues and stop “watch[ing] the world burn.”
Outrun the Fire, concerns police violence towards African Americans. “I feel like as a country we could be in a better place when it comes to racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. We all need to band together if something is to change in this world. No, I am not an African-American and I will never experience what it is like to be racially profiled, but to actually experience change we need to stand up with anyone who is oppressed and stand against racism and bigotry.”
Many Eric Heideman fans claim that he has “an old soul” and “a stage persona perfect for the blues.” Brian Kelm from local radio station KRCL claims “Eric is a great local blues singer and guitarist.”