Eric Tessmer

Rockefellers Presents

Eric Tessmer

The Sonnier Brothers, Bitter Birds

Sat · July 29, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$4.00 - $75.00

This event is 21 and over

General Admission Tickets $8 in Advance / $10 day of show.

Limited Un-Reserved seating in SRO area.

Eric Tessmer
Eric Tessmer
Eric James Tessmer, actually named after guitar giants Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, is an extraordinary guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter hailing from Austin, TX. He is widely considered one of the most vibrant guitarists to follow in the footsteps of blues-rock legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and his namesake predecessors. His live shows have captured audiences' attention across the United States as power-packed sessions of wickedly fast and precise licks that can light the house on fire without the need for lighter fluid.

Born and raised outside of the small town of Richland Center, Wisconsin, Tessmer began playing at a young age, inspired by his father and grandmother. In 2000, he moved to Austin at the age of 19 to play gigs with numerous musicians and bands, earning local credibility as he honed his craft of riffing with speed, power and control. He later formed his own power trio, the Eric Tessmer Band, in 2003. Through a battered '59 Fender Stratocaster producing vintage-correct tones, Eric has been kickstarting the engine left idling by guitar players of the past ever since.

Known as one of the hardest working musicians in Austin, Eric Tessmer continues to travel the U.S., Canada and Europe. Creating his own brand of blues-rock soul-chedelic sound, he has electrified festivals such as Montreal Jazz Fest, Summerfest, and MusikFest with dialed-in precision and delivered polished performances at clubs, pubs and venues across the land. Sharing the stage with notable musicians such as Dick Dale, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Monte Montgomery, Gary Clark Jr. and Chris Duarte, Tessmer has created a buzz among the blues-rock community that is quickly swarming with devoted disciples.
Press:

"This guitar prodigy plays like a man possessed." – Boston Globe

"Tessmer holds a nightly clinic, a sermon if you will, in Strat manipulation." – Rank & Revue

"Tessmer is the real deal.' – Austinist
The Sonnier Brothers
Bitter Birds
Bitter Birds “lures the senses in with a brooding, slightly more experimental side of indie pop, which some fans have compared to early Cure – less poppy and more deliciously bleak.” – Laurie Gallardo, Austin Music Minute KUTX 98.9

Bitter Birds’ dark vibes have earned them the mantle of ‘dark pop royalty’ in their home town of Austin, TX. Guitarist/vocalist Singer Mayberry and her drummer/vocalist husband David Lujan crank out black-hewn indie-pop. Foreboding basslines, played through a customized Wurlitzer, while Lujan simultaneously plays drums, serve as the fulcrum for their songs, providing an effective emotive counterweight to Mayberry’s resolute high-end vocals. Sparsely deployed guitar and drums finish out the duo’s tasteful arrangements.
Venue Information:
Rockefellers
3620 Washington Ave
Houston, TX, 77007
http://www.rockefellershouston.com/