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Guitarist Eric McKenna Spreng has forged his own distinctive sound from some of the world's great musical traditions. Weaving together threads of Spanish flamenco, traditional Celtic, Classical, and Americana, Eric's original music is a contemporary tapestry of historic impressions
DRY SPELL album set to be released
Eric's long-awaited follow up to SEVEN SAILS has been completed and is scheduled for release in early June 2021. Highlighted by exceptional performances from Jonni Lightfoot (bass), Aisha Zuiter (cello) and Theresa Ellis (violin), this desert landscape inspired album is the high water mark of Eric's compositional creativity. More...
Eric & Aisha perform the Venture Out Camp Adventure at Camp Tracy in Millcreek Canyon | August 13,14, 20 & 21 and Sept 3 & 4
Camp out overnight or just attend the evening program featuring The Millcreek Community Theater and Eric & Aisha's duet performance. Their music captures the beauty of Utah's Mountain and desert landscapes. More information at https://ventureout.org/camp
SYNKOFA & Barefoot John Whipple perform the IAMA Concert Series | July 9th, 7pm
Missed the show? Watch the recording on YouTubeit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axj8oTsN5wc
John Whipple is a veteran singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently residing in Salt Lake City. He takes elements of pre-War blues and roots to tell the stories about the underclass of post-millennial America. His music has garnered a small but devoted following in the United States and Western Europe. John is also a writer and visual artist. His other projects include the psych-rock band Tycoon Machete and a satirical video series called “Sunday Churching”.
The Celtic Jazz ensemble SYNKOFA builds upon innovative folk song arrangements of violinist Theresa Ellis and adds the original compositions of guitarist Eric McKenna. The four-piece instrumental band features soloist extraordinaire Steve Wesson on the upright bass and the skillful cello lines of their newest member Aisha Zuiter. Together, they play Celtic and world roots music with a Gypsy flair, carrying listeners to the misty Irish Highlands, the hot jazz clubs of 1950’s Paris, the stone cathedrals of the Renaissance, to the porch steps of Appalachia, and beyond! More...
Eric performs solo acoustic instrumental guitar, is a member of the Celtic Jazz Ensemble SYNKOFA, plays electric lead guitar & mandolin for the rock band November Hotel, and performs in a duet with cellist Aisha Zuiter. He directs music at the Open Classroom charter school, teaches private instrument lessons, and hold a master's degree from the University of Utah in Fine Arts Teaching. He currently chairs the Music Committee of the Millcreek Arts Council