Eric Klein is a singer/ songwriter/ guitarist who has been entertaining audiences throughout the U.S. for over 40 years. His versatile songwriting and guitar playing is rooted in the diverse sounds of classic rock, blues, Americana, acoustic rock, and country. Eric’s musical journey began as a teenager in the late 1970’s in Upstate New York when a local musician showed him how to tune a beat-up acoustic he found in the basement. He and the guitar have been inseparable ever since. He continued his musical development while attending the University of Florida and Colorado State University in the 1980’s. In those music-rich environments, he wrote and performed with a variety of talented players and was introduced to the authentic sounds of local roots musicians; sounds that he incorporated into his guitar and songwriting styles. During this period, Eric’s rock bands were successful regional acts, opening for many well-known national artists. In the early 90’s Eric moved to Los Angeles and continued to refine his writing, recording, and performance skills. His knowledge of the craft of songwriting expanded as he attended numerous songwriting seminars, performances, and song critiques. He placed several original songs with three different music publishing companies. Since moving to the San Diego area in 2001, Eric has recorded extensively and held down lead guitar and vocal duties in several rock bands. He is currently plays lead guitar and provides background vocals in the north San Diego County bands FreeMartin and Cadillac Fringe.