Eric Harper

Eric Harper: Eric Harper

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Eric Harper

Title: Eric Harper
Label: CD Baby
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

I first fell in love with music when I was about 7 or 8 years old. I'll never forget that day. I was standing in the kitchen and then some pop/rock tune came on the radio. No, I don't remember the song, but I do remember my reaction. I immediately left what I was doing, which I believe was helping put dishes away. (Easy thing to leave when you're 7 years old) And I headed straight for the living room where the stereo was playing and just stood there staring at it. I was transfixed into another reality. I couldn't pull my eyes or ears away from what I was hearing. By that time it was too late and I knew what I was going to be when I grew up. I was going to make people feel what I had felt that day; love. Fast forward a few years and now I'm 12. It was at this age that I fell in love with music a 2nd time. I had studied the drums for about 4 years or so at this point but wasn't really in love with it. So it wasn't until I discovered the guitar that I REALLY fell in love. Once my acquaintance with guitar began my life was never the same. I went from maybe playing the drums for 15 min a week to having my life consumed by the guitar for 5-6 hours a day. It got so bad that my parents actually had to take my guitar away because my grades in school were faltering. Most kids get their nintendos taken away whereas I got my guitar. When I was 15 my parents came to me and said "Honey, we're moving to Portugal." Well, I reacted like any 15 yr old would have. "WHAT! ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR FREAKIN MINDS!!!???" And after several of those blowups I found myself on a plane a few months later east bound for Europe. Moving to a country I knew nothing about. Where I had no friends. And couldn't speak a single word of their language. But like all tests in life what doesn't kill you... I was in Portugal, the land of fish, olives, roasted chestnuts in winter, cobblestone streets and fado playing in the underground taverns, for 5 years. I studied at the Conservatory of Music in Braga and the Professional School of Music in Porto ending with a Diploma in Classical Music. Funny because I started as a metal head thinking I was going to be the next Steve Vai and conquer the world of metal. I even had the long hair and V guitar to prove it. (You can read the whole Portuguese story on my blog.) Then I moved back to the States where I studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. I was there for only two and a half years where I received a Degree in Film Scoring and graduated Magna Cum Laude. But it wasn't that I was a great student. It was more like Europe had kicked my butt so badly that Berklee was piece of cake comparatively speaking. After Berklee I headed westbound to Los Angeles where i lived for 8 years. Was LA my first pick...no. I'm not a fan of the city per se. But I am a fan of how much work there is and how much you can do.

Tracks:
1.1 Rain
1.2 Cream ; Suga'
1.3 You Complete Me
1.4 Somebody Else's Love Story
1.5 Missing in the Dark
1.6 Starry Night
1.7 Even Though
1.8 Say
1.9 Under the Lunar Sky
1.10 You Complete Me (Acoustic)

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