Eric Hennderson is coming back to play for SLOfolks March 28 and 29, 2014
An Introduction To SLOFolks
SLOFolks, a non profit organization, brings you live music from Appalachia to Mali, a diversity reflecting the cultural history and expression of the people's music played on a variety of instruments.
You will hear sea shanties, ballads, work songs, gypsy music, West African Kora, Celtic. Bluegrass as well as French Musettes and Brazilian instrumentalists.
"Let this be my epitaph:
The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music"
"I know what music is and what music does to that next person.
I know that music unites people. Music gives hope and
Music is a way of life. That I know"
Check our Events page to find out about all
upcoming SLOfolks concerts.
**On August 9, 2007, SLOfolks received our tax exempt status from the IRS. We are now a public charity, exempt from federal taxes as a 501 (c)(3) corporation.
Any bequests, transfers, gifts or contributions to SLOfolks are tax deductible under section 170 of the code.
OUR SLOFOLKS MARCH CONCERT
"…[a] rich, classical sound….when this lyric, dark quality shines through…the results are stunning…"Jazz Times
Friday, March 28, Coalesce Bookstore ~ 7PM ~ $20
Saturday, March 29, Castoro Cellars - 7:30PM ~ $20
"Along with selections from my new album, 'Notes' I will perform on various instruments, including nylon-string acoustic, electric and steel-string acoustic guitars." Eric Henderson
"I know you will enjoy the new approach Eric has developed for his concerts. " Elisabeth
"I love that he is able to break out of the more formal confines of "classical guitar" and embrace a wider musical spectrum. That's part of his magic. It was gratifying to see the positive response at his recent SLOFolks concerts." Jeff Bright
There are only a handful of artists who possess an intangible quality that allows them to reach past the boundaries of the musical style to touch our inner soul.
Eric Henderson has been touching souls for many years with his unique ability to communicate with his guitar. It was clear that Eric had a calling when he first picked up the instrument at an early age.
Since his mother — a classically-trained pianist — first let Eric use her guitar when he was 6 years old, playing the guitar has been Henderson’s passion. He was soon ready for his own, which he mastered so well that at 13, Eric was invited to Spain to become one of only three people to study privately with the master guitarist Andres Segovia.
Henderson has completed seven albums, including Castillian Nights, Faces, Cathedral Heights, All My Soul, Encore, Guitarra, and Flamenco Surf, featuring a variety of classical styles as well as his own unique contemporary compositions.
Eric’s unusual influences, which include Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Larry Carlton, thrown into a mix with Bach and other classical composers, are given a further twist when combined with his love for flamenco guitar. The creative musical ideas that flow from Henderson are a combination of European-based tradition and Southern California ease. The result is music that is thoroughly enjoyable.
After twenty years of touring Europe and the United States, Eric returned home to Laguna Beach, California where he remains very active with his music.
Check 'Our Events' page for our April concerts and more!