Eric Dodd grew up in Lake Oconee, Ga. chasing two things: golf balls and guitar. When he wasn’t playing in golf tournaments, he was playing in frat houses with his band. He earned a music business degree from The University of Georgia and immersed himself in the fertile Athens music scene (R.E.M, Drive-By Truckers). But in the end, it was lyrics over links that brought him to Music City.
Dodd first gained national attention as a CMT Discovery Artist, but he honed his craft playing more than 200 dates a year throughout the southeast performing in clubs, SEC colleges, and music halls where his likable personality, feel-good lyrics, musicianship, and energetic stage presence earned him a faithful following in a region with strong musical tastes and a deep pool of talent.
He’s opened for Sam Hunt, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Corey Smith, Cole Swindell, Zac Brown Band, and recently for Sister Hazel, which was especially meaningful. “Opening up for Sister Hazel's sold out show at the Georgia Theatre in Athens (Georgia) has to be one of my favorite moments onstage,” Dodd offered. “I earned my music business degree from UGA so it was one of those full circle moments.”
His musical journey has him weaving seamlessly between rock, country, and Americana with themes that speak to the heart of a Friday night, as well as a Monday morning. As a songwriter, he can be sweetly nostalgic and equally rambunctious. On “The Reason,” the debut single from his upcoming self-titled EP, Dodd sings with equal parts ache and authenticity. Inspired by the example of his grandparents, Dodd writes about love and relationships with a heightened level of sincerity, respect, and honesty.
ERIC has shared the stage with:
Jeffrey Gaccione – Gasworks Management
Jeffrey Gaccione – Gasworks Entertainment