31 March 2011

Eric Holljes – American Tune (Paul Simon Cover)

posted by: Lydia New Music Daily

Eric Holljes

Wake up, sleepyheads! It’s Thursday and my good friend Eric Holljes has a beautiful acoustic tune for all of us. There’s a good little six-degrees-of-separation story here, are yall ready for this? I’ll make it simple and put it in bullet points.

  • I went to college with Eric Holljes
  • Eric went to college with Mike Posner
  • Eric and Mike met in the Fall of 2007 and immediately teamed up musically to create Mike Posner & The Brain Trust
  • Eric & Mike cowrote and recorded “Cooler Than Me”
  • “Cooler Than Me” reached Platinum status
  • After his success with Mike Posner, Eric later got signed as a songwriter by Warner/Chappell Music
  • Mike Posner always said that one of his greatest inspirations was Paul Simon
  • Here we have Eric Holljes, as a single act, doing a cover of Paul Simon
  • As a side project, Eric is in a band called Delta Rae
  • Delta Rae has been featured on Sunset in the Rearview several times, most recently in their acoustic cover of Kanye West’s “All of the Lights”

So that’s a bit scattered – but it is in real life, too. It’s just a testament to the juggling that Eric Holljes does a musician. His plate is full, but he somehow manages to hit the ball out of the park with every project he touches.

Download “American Tune” (Paul Simon Cover) – Eric Holljes

Credit to CFen of GMAD for the heads up

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