"My whole approach is based on making people dance. If I look out into a room and see everybody gettin' down I know I'm doing my job right." With that Eric Kalb (Huntington, New York, 1970) layed into a skankdefied gutter-crawl groove that rocked the house. "I dig cats like Bernard Purdie and Clyde Stubblefield, they're really comin from a low-down blues thing".
Southpaw drummer Eric Kalb is a versatile drummer who enjoys playing groove based music. A devotee of R&B and Soul drumming, his jazz aesthetic is colored by sudden bursts of rock aggression. In possession of a deep pocket regardless of stylistic boundaries, Eric Kalb has an ability to make any music feel good.
Best known for his fiery performances with the band Deep Banana Blackout which has toured the United States and Japan extensively, Eric Kalb has also performed / recorded with John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Melvin Sparks, jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter and John Medeski to name a few. Along the way the drummer has had the pleasure of touring with the legendary Allman Brothers Band, backing up Rock-n-Roll icon Chuck Berry and playing at such illustrious events as the Newport and Aspen Jazz Festivals.
Born and raised on Long Island, Eric Kalb currently resides in Brooklyn, New York and keeps a steady presence on the live music scene.