Playing drums since he was nine years old, Eric Selby's influences are well-versed in blues, reggae, rock, fusion, jazz and everything in between. From his continuous performances and more than 20 years of studio session work, including drumming on and co-producing Stackhouse Recording Artist Memphis Gold's 2011 release, 'Pickin' In High Cotton', to his current touring with The Billy Thompson Band, Eric Selby adds his own style to best support and intensify the music’s dynamics.
Throughout his career, Eric Selby has had the pleasure of playing with many talented artists, including: Billy Thompson (Little Milton, Albert King, Art Neville), Charlie Sayles (Pete Seeger, Bill Monroe), Daryl Davis (Chuck Berry, Boogie-Woogie Legend), Mike Westcott (DC Blues Society Award Winner), Mark Wenner (The Nighthawks), Heather Hardy, Linwood Taylor, Ricky Wilkins (Catfish Hodge, Razzy Bailey), Rick Franklin, The Occasional Banister, Shrimp City Slim, Eleanor Ellis, Jay Summerour (Starland Vocal Band, Grin, Little Bit A Blues), Memphis Gold, Ursula Ricks, Robert Lighthouse, Moonshine Society, Ashleigh Chevalier, James Mabry, Warner Williams (Piedmont blues legend, 2011 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Winner) and Bad Influence.
Along with playing with these prestigious musicians, Eric Selby has shared the stage with many notable artists, such as Big Bill Morganfield (Muddy Waters’ son and W.C. Handy Award Winner), Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Trouble Funk, Matt Schofield and blues legend Bobby Parker.
Eric has performed at well-known venues and music festivals throughout the country including:
B.B. King Blues Club-New York, Rosa’s Lounge-Chicago, IL, The Bayou, The 9:30 Club, Blues Alley, Greenwood Blues Cruise, Beale Street Blues Festival, Colonial Beach Blues Festival, Washington Folk Festival, Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Western Maryland Blues Festival, New York State Blues Festival, Michelob Dayton Blues Festival, The Music Center at Strathmore and The Kennedy Center.
Eric Selby is on recordings with many talented artists, including Memphis Gold, Billy Thompson, Jay Summerour, Robert Lighthouse, Linwood Taylor, Mike Ault (Paul Reed Smith Band, Mary Ann Redmond Band), The Occasional Banister, Eleanor Ellis (Flora Molton, Archie Edwards), The Bobby Lewis Blues Band, Danny Blue, Paulo Trinadade, John Fancy and Chris Biondo (Eva Cassidy, Chuck Brown).
Eric Selby endorses Peace Drums, Soultone Cymbals, Tycoon Percussion, The Grombal Cymbal Accessories, Beato Bags and Los Cabos Drumsticks and is a DrumART showcased artist.