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Where is he now?
“Eric lives in L.A. for part of the year and in West Chester for part of the year. He’s been actively pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter for a few years and has several friends and studios he works with in L.A. He loves his Midwestern and Cincinnati-area roots, though, so he enjoys coming home to think about and write music.”
For prior ‘Idol’ audition mom thought he was too young
“I’m very happy for Eric because he has known he wanted to have a career in music since he was very young. He auditioned for Idol when he was 16. He talked our family friend, Holly, into taking he and his sister to an audition in Pittsburgh because he needed an adult to accompany him and I thought he was too young to go through the process and get so much exposure.”
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He started singing in the crib and at church, and his musical style is R&B
“Eric has a smooth R&B voice with a folk/pop sound. He plays some acoustic guitar and likes diverse artists such as Ed Sheeran, Drake, Usher, and Jesus Culture. He started singing and vocalizing in the crib before he could say words. His first public singing was at church when he was almost 3 years old.”
Music is a family affair
Our entire family sings, and we have a small recording studio. His older sister, Jillian, is a gospel artist and has released a CD, "The Journey." His brothers, Evan and Ethan, record and sing locally. Eric is the second oldest child, with three siblings, Jillian, Evan, and Ethan, who are University of Cincinnati college students."
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Mom is proud of his “Idol” participation and musical career
“I’m thrilled for Eric because his music really has a message of unity and hope at a time when our world seems so divided. When Eric was at Lakota West High School, he played basketball and football, and was the Prom King. He’s always had diverse friends and has the hugest heart for people.