Eric Lazar is a guitarist/singer/songwriter based in Northern California and a one man band these days. He is a Musicians Institute graduate, a guitar teacher and a former student at the Conservatory of Music at the University of The Pacific. After being in many Northern California bands over a 20 year period, he is now recording his own original material. His influences include Classic/Rock, Americana, traditional Blues and Country, Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, Black Crowes, The Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Uncle Tupelo, Dave Rawlings/Gillian Welch, Little Feat, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Allman Brothers, Santana, etc. His bands have included Xenogenic, The Mere Mortals, The New Natives, Fatcat, Oakbottom, Lightning Hand and Homegrown Sounds. He has been a part of at least 8 studio albums, including his own "FATCAT" Cd, Homegrown Sounds' "Beat The Devil Around The Stump" and Lightning Hand's "Almost To Nowhere". His songs have been used in movies such as The Bill Collector, used as background music for commercials in Oregon/Washington and other commercial DVD projects.
Eric is currently performing with HOMEGROWN SOUNDS, a 3 piece acoustic Americana/Roots, Classic/Rock, Bluegrass band from Sacramento. To hear/book HOMEGROWN SOUNDS: the on-line presskit is www.Gigmasters.com/Music/HomegrownSounds and the official site is www.HGSBand.com.
The music on this website was recorded at different times throughout the past 15 years or so. You can either purchase individual songs or get a copy of the whole album on the MUSIC page.