Eric Lee Martin (born October 10, 1960, Long Island, New York) is an American rock singer/musician active throughout the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s both as a solo artist and as a member of various bands. He earned his most prominent success as the frontman for the hard rock band Mr. Big, a supergroup (currently reunited) who scored a big hit in the early 1990s with "To Be with You," a song that Martin wrote during his teen years.A local of the San Francisco Bay Area, Martin first started his career in the music industry in 1978.
It must be the two Lee Ritenour's album that Eric Tagg became well-known all over the world for his vocal works: "Rit" (1980) and "Rit2" (1982). In 1981, Eric released his 3rd solo album "Dreamwalkin'" only for Japan. Eric also shared his vocal works on Ritenour’s "Banded Together" and "Portrait". Eric disappeared after the "Portrait" appearance but did some limited number of session works. In early 90's, Eric had been leading music and singing at Richland Bible Fellowship Church in Texas. Thus, we had to wait for a long time before the release of his 4th solo album "Through My Eyes" in 1997.
Albert Lee has played with Eric Clapton, the Everly Brothers, Rosanne Cash, and many others. He is also a recording artist in his own right, having released four critically acclaimed albums, two of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. His speed, phrasing, feel, and choice of notes have earned him the reputationias the premier country guitarist. Highlights features Albert Lee at his best, playing some of his favorite tunes and original compositions and analyzing his baffling technique in depth. Using dozens of practical examples, Albert runs the gamut of country guitar stylings, including intros and endings, banjo-style picking, double-stop runs, and creating long seamless runs based off chord shapes, including a section on mimicking a pedal-steel guitar. There are numerous hot performances with his band.
When John Lee Hooker met with The Groundhogs it was blues magic. When he traveled to England, he enjoyed playing live with the Hogs as his back up band. Originally, the father of the British blues John Mayall had the job sewn up, until Eric Clapton quit his band and then plans changed. Much to the delight of guitarist Tony McPhee, the Hogs were in.