Eric Demmer Mark May

Eric Demmer and Mark May Band

When:
October 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017-10-15T18:00:00-05:00
2017-10-15T22:00:00-05:00
Where:
Emmit's Place
4852 Benning Dr
Houston, TX 77035
USA
Cost:
$5
Contact:
713-728-0012
Eric Demmer and Mark May Band @ Emmit's Place | Houston | Texas | United States

The Eric Demmer Band with Mark May are coming your way for Funky Sundays! These guys have teamed up to make your Funky Sunday even more delicious! This is an early show you don’t wanna miss – it will get your week started right!

About Mark May

Release My Soul, the 5th cd from Mark May (former guitarist and vocalist for Dickey Betts and Great Southern), is jam-packed with traditional blues, blues-rock and soulful ballads. Perfecting his craft playing rough and tumble biker bars and blues clubs in Houston, Texas for over 20 years, Mark recently returned to his hometown, Columbus, Ohio, where he performed in nightclubs before his 15th birthday. His astonishing live shows featuring dynamic twin leads and dual harmony guitar work are the perfect complement to Mark’s smooth vocals.

The Mark May Band has performed at Telluride Blues and Brews, Mississippi Valley Blues Fest, King Biscuit, Tremblant International Blues Festival, Dallas International Guitar Show, Chenango Blues Festival, Lone Star Rally, Dogs on Hawgs, Houston International Festival, and in addition, was opening act for Allman Brothers Amphitheater Tour.

Mark currently gets heavy rotation on Sirius/XM and Sonic Tap radio. He has been featured in Blues Review, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Vintage Guitar, Tone Quest and other major publications.

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About Eric Demmer

At the age of 10, Eric found a saxophone under the Christmas tree. So began the journey of a natural-born musician, playing anywhere at any time with anyone. He grew up steeped in the blues and rock and roll of the 70’s and 80’s. One night, Eric was invited to perform onstage with the legendary Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. From that night forward, Eric joined Gate’s band and traveled all over the world for the next 12 years, until Gate’s death in 2005.

The journey with “Gate’s” band led them to tour extensively as the opening act for Eric Clapton during his “From The Cradle” tour. Eric has performed with many well-known and respected musicians: Carlos Santana, B.B. King, George Duke, Joe Sample, David Sanborn, Todd Rundgren, Shamika Copeland, Johnnie “Clyde” Copeland, Johnnie “Be Good” Johnson (pianist with Chuck Berry), Duke Robillard, Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, The Allman Brothers, Dr. John, Kim Wilson, and many others.

He describes his style of music as, “high energy, funky blues with a mix of jazz” and combines a variety of influences while reminding everyone that, “The real thing comes from the heart and soul”.

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