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.