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Eric Engblade at the Pub
April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Eric Engblade is an accomplished and acclaimed singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music educator, and podcast host from Grand Rapids, Michigan. At a very young age, he was drawn to the music of “The Beatles, Bob Dylan, John Prine and John Hartford, (thanks to his father), while also embracing artists as wide-ranging as Nick Drake, Dave Matthews Band and Led Zeppelin, who’ve rubbed off on his music” (John Sinkevics, localspins.com). He attended DePaul University and graduated in 2007 with a degree in vocal performance and religious studies.
From 2008 to 2013, Engblade fronted, booked, and managed the band The Northern Skies who primarily played cities across the Midwest released two albums to critical acclaim. The band’s 2009 self titled release was called a “beautiful, up-north, front porch masterpiece” (Recoil Magazine, Grand Rapids, MI) and led to winning the Great Lakes Songwriting Contest with his song “Mission Accomplished”. The band’s 2012 release ‘Thick As Thieves’ was hailed as a “homegrown, handmade work of art” (On The Town, Grand Rapids, MI).