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Eric Essix

Eric Essix
Eric Essix (photo: Deborah Thornhill)

Guitarist Eric Essix is a broad-based musician with an undeniably bright future.

A lifelong resident of Birmingham, Alabama, he began playing guitar in church at age nine. Early influences included the Temptations, the Jackson Five, and James Brown, as well as his father’s favorites, Miles Davis and Wes Montgomery. In high school he discovered Jimi Hendrix, and later Jeff Beck and Al Di Meola. At 17, he saw a Weather Report concert where electric bassist Jaco Pastorius took him by storm.

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