Masterfully Pickin’ Original, Americana Infused with Bluegrass, Blues, & Soul!
A 2015 “Best Entertainer” Chicago Music Awards Winner!
Eric Lambert impresses audiences with his original elixir of feel-good Americana infused with bluegrass, blues, rock, and dosed with soul, whether he’s performing at crowded festivals or intimate house concerts.
Recent accolades include a 2015 Best Entertainer Chicago Music Award. A world-class flatpicking guitarist, sought-after educator, and outstanding performer, Lambert performs solo, as well as teamed up with other high-caliber musicians. A well-connected veteran, Eric knows the very best and plays with them routinely!
From the Chicago area, Eric is an international-touring artist with a career spanning over 40 years. He has played in clubs, concert halls, and arenas in over ten countries as a solo artist and with countless ensembles, most recently with the award-winning Chicago bluegrass outfit the Henhouse Prowlers. Other career highlights include playing with Virgil Kane, Big Shoulders, Heartsfield, and alongside bluegrass artist, Valerie Smith.
Lambert’s authentic, heartfelt style and sound is an upbeat and eclectic blend of music that knows no boundaries. His creative output reflects the diversity of his influences, namely: Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Clarence White, Bill Monroe, Norman Blake, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, The Allman Brothers, and Robert Johnson. But Eric’s music is distinctive, a crowd-pleasing blend of pure American music.
In 2013, Lambert released his critically-acclaimed fourth CD, Maiden Voyage. It captures the energy and raw expression of a live performance, backed up by a high-quality studio recording. “There is more improvisation and freedom in the music,” Eric said. “I like to provide the framework for a song, while leaving room for expression. I love to hear musicians really stretch out and play their instruments.”
Eric has distinguished himself as a songwriter, recording artist, musician, performer, record label owner, as well as a teacher of Americana music. He teaches in his private studio in Lowell, IN, at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL, and he is an Official TrueFire Artist & Educator with DVD/ video lessons too.
Lambert’s palpable joy, earthy voice, improvisational skills, and precision licks win audiences anew and retain fans, leaving them energized and inspired after a show.
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What People Are Saying
“There is only one Eric ‘Feel Good’ Lambert.” —Ernie Hill, NoDepression.com
“I think Eric is fantastic, a superb musician of rare ability, plus a wonderful guy with the best smile around!" —Lilli Kuzma, Radio Host of the "Folk Festival" show on WDCB Public Radio (Chicagoland)
“I've seen Lambert play numerous times, both solo and with others. Eric is unquestionably one of the highest caliber musicians around. His audiences love him. I've presented him three times in as many years.” —Paul Zimmerman, Maple Street Chapel Folk Concerts (Lombard, IL)
“Eric Lambert’s soulful voice and amazing guitar picking are only over shadowed by his down to earth personality and genuine charm. Audiences leave feeling like they have spent the evening with a close friend.” —Chad Clifford, Front Porch Music (Valparaiso, IN)
“A virtuoso show from a warm and engaging performer. Eric Lambert is one of our most popular artists!" —Dave Humphreys, Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove, IL)
“Maiden Voyage reflects mostly on his songwriting skills combined with his tasteful, masterful guitar work. …[It’s] the kind of music that makes me want to take the first exit off the freeway, shoot down the first dirt backroad, roll down the window, turn up the player, and be adventurous. Eric’s music is adventurous.” —Ernie Hill, NoDepression.com
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Career Highlights and Awards
> A 2015 Best Entertainer, Chicago Music Awards
> Best Picker, Strings and Sol Picking Competition
> Official TrueFire Artist & Educator
> Independent record label producer/ owner, Woodpicker Music
> Former Henhouse Prowlers band member
> Featured on Henhouse Prowlers CD - Verses Chapters and Rhymes
> First Place, RockyGrass Festival Band Competition
> Finalist, Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition
> Official Showcase Act, Folk Alliance International
> Best Country and Western Group, Chicago Music Awards
> Best Bluegrass Group, International Acoustic Music Awards
> Featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
> Fronted: Henhouse Prowlers, Valerie Smith Band, Heartsfield, Big Shoulders