Eric Neznik

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Eric Neznik

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I began my musical journey singing first tenor in the Staples-Motley High School choirs in the middle of Minnesota.  I formed my first band during a time of unwashed hair, ripped-up jeans, and lots of flannel.  That first band wasn't all grunge, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't have it's share of Pearl Jam and Nirvana covers.  Seems like a lifetime ago jump love...

During the next few years, I stayed involved in several Midwestern bands that became increasingly country.  That only made since because my small town roots were country by-and-large.  It was early George Strait, Alabama, and Don Williams who were flooding the airwaves when I was just a wee lad.  A chance encounter with a family from Texas who spent their summers in Minnesota allowed me a glimpse into the world of Texas Country.  The music, the attitude, the artists...it all struck a chord with me, and it was all SO different from what I was accustomed to.  Next thing I knew, I was watching a mid-afternoon thunderstorm in Kansas from the window of my car during my move down to Austin.

I spent the next few months soaking up as much as I could about all things Texas Country, and the couple of years after that playing dancehalls and honky-tonks all across the state.  Right about the time things were starting to pop, I was offered the opportunity to front the house band at Cowboy's Dancehall in Dallas.  I took the gig and spent the next year singing every night in Big D.  The position at Cowboy's led to some great opportunities in Nashville, so I headed north and east, knowing in my heart that I hadn't seen the last of Texas...and that Texas hadn't seen the last of me.

That brings us to today.  I'm back in Texas, at peace with the world, and more excited than I can even tell you about making music!  So if you see my last name misspelled in tiny letters on a marquee somewhere in Texas, stop in and say hello!  At the very least, I'll have a bad joke, a firm handshake, and a warm smile waiting for you.