Guitarist for the legendary Dharma Bums, Eric has been rocking the Northwest since before you moved here. Eric is a fourth-generation Oregonian, born and raised in the Willamette Valley. As a boy, Eric used to build crazy things out of parts from his grandpa’s garage: crystal radios, little one-stage tube amplifiers, and even an eavesdropping device so he could listen to people in the living room while he was in the bedroom.
Eric’s interest in music started around the same time. “I just love to play music. I can’t live without it. It’s like air and water to me. I was born to do it. It was a calling. My entire life, I never figured I would do anything else, ever. I never ever considered doing anything but rock and roll. That and electronics.”
He also records music in his all-vintage-analog studio, producing and engineering projects for, among others, John Fahey, the Minus 5, Perhapst, Kalaloch, and Michael Davis (MC5), as well as his current group, the Eric Lovre Band. “I’ve never liked the sound of digital very much, although it’s improved over the years,” says Eric. “The energy and the whole vibe of the record is better when people give a performance. That’s what separates a great record from an OK record — a great human performance — because no technology can do that. Technology just does what you tell it to do.”
The Eric Lovre Band will present material from their brand new album.
The darkwave sounds created by Orchards’ members Jacob Zeigler, Daniel Remington, Kelly Kippel, Alex Geiszler, and Patrick O’Driscoll are spectacularly haunting. The Salem band releases its first EP this fall titled DIVISION//LOSS.