"My whole approach is based on making people dance. If I look out into a room and see everybody gettin' down I know I'm doing my job right." With that Eric Kalb layed into a skankdefied gutter-crawl groove that rocked the house. "I dig cats like Bernard Purdie and Clyde Stubblefield, they're really comin from a low-down blues thing"
Southpaw drummer Eric Kalb is a versatile drummer who enjoys playing groove based music. A devotee of R&B and Soul drumming, his jazz aesthetic is colored by sudden bursts of rock aggression. In possession of a deep pocket regardless of stylistic boundaries, Kalb has an ability to make any music feel good. Best known for his fiery performances with the band Deep Banana Blackout which has toured the United States and Japan extensively, Eric has also performed / recorded with John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Melvin Sparks and John Medeski to name a few. Along the way the drummer has had the pleasure of touring with the legendary Allman Brothers Band, backing up Rock-n-Roll icon Chuck Berry and playing at such illustrious events as the Newport and Aspen Jazz Festivals. Born and raised on Long Island, Eric currently resides in Brooklyn, New York and keeps a steady presence on the live music scene.
from Erics MyPace:
Eric Kalb is a devotee of R&B drumming with an improvisational aesthetic colored by bursts of rock aggression. Best known for his high energy live performances he has toured North America, Europe, Australia and Japan with such notables as Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, John Scofield, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Greyboy Allstars and Deep Banana Blackout to name a few. Along the way he has had the pleasure of playing with the legendary Allman Brothers Band and The Meters. Eric has also backed up Rock-n-Roll icon Chuck Berry and performed at such important events as the Newport, Monterey and Umbria Jazz Festivals. Recent studio sessions have included recordings for the major motion pictures American Gangster and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Eric Kalb endorses DW drums, Vic Firth sticks and Evans drumheads exclusively.