A live performance by Erick Willis at Fort Brewery & Pizza. Cory Michael opens the show at 7pm.
All ages welcome.
Full menu available.
In a time when many artists are striving to find their identity, Erick Willis is slowly leaving his mark on the scene, with apersonality that istrue and not just a stage persona. Taking cues from the music he was raised on Erick is blending soulful melodic lyrics, with the deep grooveof roots-rock and as his lyric says, "with some of the harder stuff." Showcasing a smooth voice with an excellent upper register, uniquelygravely at times, and always pleasant to the ear, Erick is bringing lots of soul to the mix, along with undeniably Texas inspired lyrics.Getting his start at an early age, Erick has been no stranger to performing. Growing up in Henrietta, Erick spent countless Sunday's in churchwith his grandmother learning to love the craft of singingthrough the choir and holiday specials Erick found his passion for music. Whether itwas singing in the choir, traveling to perform in the Texasville Opry, Johnny High's Country Music show, the Texas Gold Country Music Show,or simply talent shows, Ericknever lost that drive. One might say Erick was born to perform and entertain and they would be right.Always one to recognize where he came from, Erick credits his mother for much of his success. Being a single parent, Erick recognized thehard work and dedication his mother put into raising he and his sisters, and took away a strong work ethic and applied it to his craft. Erick'smother also helped influence his musical tastes though her immense love of great hard-rock groups as AC/DC, Whitesnake and Journey. Notonly was the rock there, but Erick's grandfather, also a huge influence in his upbringing, introduced him to the golden age of country music.Through a sold mix of musical styles, and a great supporting cast of family and friends, Erick began to form a genuinely unique ear for musicand a solid grasp on life and how to live. As a freshman in high school, Erick took up guitar class and began to learn how tocreate his ownblend of music. It really didn't take long for Erick to realize he had found his calling, and so began his journey as an independent artist. Fromopen mic nights, to talent shows, to late night recordings at a friends home studio, Erick quickly found himself as a performer and not just aguy who could pick out a few cords.Erick is poised to find success at a great level in this business.Though a unique approach to performing and writing, Erick will continue to beappreciated for many years to come, and be no stranger to the joy that can be found when a melody through six strings meets the power ofemotion in true lyrics.Passion and depth are what makes any good songwriter transition to the next level. Connecting with the audiences the ultimatekey. Erickdoes that. The raw, heartfelt emotion in his delivery can convince even the harshest of critics