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Singer/songwriter Eric Tagg has been doing it for over 35 years, with three years spent in Holland, 5 years in L.A., and the rest around Dallas, leading bands playing all-original material as well as singing with Lee Ritenour, Don Grusin, David Foster, Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Nathan East, Larry Carlton, and many others.
Along with handling lead vocals on four Ritenour albums, Tagg has five solo albums of his own, featuring the songs in his 400+ catalog of originals. He worked as a session singer in Dallas for over 15 years, then turned to leading worship in various churches around Dallas, where he serves today, a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. Not content with being merely a musician, Eric has worked on three books with Bible scholar David Eells, and even wrote his own version of the events surrounding the JFK assassination in his 1999 book Brush With History.
Younger brother of Larry Tagg, himself a successful artist and bassist with the group Bourgeois Tagg and Todd Rundgren, Eric learned to play bass on Larry's rig, then turned to piano and keyboards, flute, and dulcimer. His musical heroes include, Stevie Wonder, Bill Champlin, Ivan Lins, Joni Mitchell, Todd Rundgren, Elton John, and Laura Nyro, and his favorite album of all time is The Nightfly by Donald Fagen. You can hear their influences in these songs.