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|Eric played cello in John Michael Talbot's band for the 29 shows of this spring tour. The tenor range of the cello fit perfectly with John Michael's contemplative style.||For the "up-beat" tunes of the show, Eric got to play the electric bass. A few songs from JMT's new album "Cave of the Heart" were more rockin' than JMT is known for - but good, none the less.||Eric on bass with drummer/ percussion player Roland Guerrerro in the background. Here they jam to the tune "Table of Plenty".|
|Sitting down, in his typical fashion, JMT still can tear it up on the steel string guitar.||It's great monk music. How does he not get his big sleeves caught in the strings?||Most of the shows were played in Catholic churches around the USA - from Bangor, Maine to California (these first few pics are at Holy Cross in Hutchinson, KS) - this tour covered many parts of the country.|
|Pictured here is JMT with his older brother Terry Talbot (left) - founder of the old accoustic rock group "Mason Prophet" - and Barry McGuire (right) - who recorded the 1965 hit "Eve of Destruction." There was a lot of history on this tour.||JMT, Terry, Barry, and Eric jam to the "Cave Of The Heart". Eric, as the youngest member of the tour, was affectionately called "grasshopper" by the members of the group.||still jammin'
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|Who knows what Eric's doing here - could it be his latino interpretive dance he performed during intermission? Or the song "if I were a rich man" from fiddler on the roof? Who knows.||In his concert gear (all black) Eric enjoys varying his instruments as he plays - all cello wouldn't be as fun!||Here is Eric, then Terry Talbot (center), then Barry Mcguire (right) in concert. With all three of them on vocal harmony, the songs felt really complete and full.|
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