Letters from friends and fans
Dear Eric: This is
just a note on behalf of all of us in the Lyric Chorus - especially ME - to thank you for your fabulous work as Concert Day
Manager on April 23 and April 24, 2005. You were fantastic! We have never had such a wonderful Concert Day Manager. Bill and
I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING! Everything was taken care of before we even thought of it, and even things we hadn't
thought of at all. You have no idea what an incredible relief it is on concert day not to have to worry about management things.
We had that blessing this past concert.
Thank you for your
Cheers, Helene Whitson,
President San Francisco Lyric Chorus
May 16, 2005
...you were heroic
yesterday, and i thought you really got the recognition you so thoroughly deserve! talent, professionalism and good vibes:
you are one in a million, mister!
May 16, 2005
We are so grateful
for the instruction and inspiration you've given Zoe-She was ready to give up several times and is so glad she didn't!
Both my brothers were
at the concert and were so impressed with the duet, and of course, your amazing accompanying throughout the concert. Zoe
is so fortunate to be able to take instruction from such a talented musician !...Sincerely, Melissa and Zoe
10 / 09 / 02
I wanted to write and extend a great 'Thank You' for doing such a fantastic job in setting up my guitar... I am so impressed
with your workmanship; you are a real craftsman in guitar technical work.
want to thank you for all the great instruction I recieved in the short time I was around you in your shop. The correction
on 'Leyenda (Asturias)' was enlightening... I also thoroughly enjoyed 'Music from the Great Hall'. I thought your (guitar)
synth work was amazing and the rendition of 'El Testamen de n'Amelia' was brilliantly interpreted, flawlessly executed and
played with a deep emotion and repose that is not often seen in players today.
I'm glad you liked my playing. It was very flattering for me to have that kind of response from such a seasoned and educated
musician... As you can imagine, I very rarely cross paths with anyone who understands my personal passion for precise technique
and theory that is pushed past the common mediocrity. It was nice to see this understanding in you...
Because of your inspiration,
I am going to augment my talents, both technically and theoretically..." John Machnik, guitarist - Detroit MI
11 / 05 / 02
"Hey Eric, Paul (Reed
Smith) checked out my guitar and said 'I really like this set up.' I told him about you; oddly he hadn't heard of you
but he has now... Thanks for the great set up; even the man couldn't find a damn thing wrong. We talked quite a bit."
Gary Edwards - guitarist and friend of Paul Reed Smith.
Dearest Eric: Thank
you so much for coming to make my day very special. It was...incredible... The music was so beautifully done... all of my
favorite pieces. I know our audience, my colleagues and friends loved it, because they've told me over and over. Thank you
again for sharing your talent with my friends.
Helene Whitson, Author,
Archivist and Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University
I played your recording
of "Classical Gas" from "Music From the Great Hall" for a friend who has had classical training and been playing for 30 years.
He smiled, took the CD out of the player, and stuck it in his bag. He told me, "This guy is so good that he doesn't need to
dominate the recording, even though his name is on the cover. This is all about the music". I just got the recording back
after a year. Keep playing. Gary
06 / 07 / 03
"Hi Eric, Everyone
was delighted by your performance in the Home Gallery June 1st... Thank you for your marvelous performance. I don't think
our guests were prepared for something so wonderful. Sally" - Downriver Council of the Arts. SE Michigan