CHRIS EGER BAND at the TAPROOM
Very few musicians are said to be extraordinary examples of excellence in any one genre of music. Even fewer can be described as exceptional across multiple. When considering Chris Eger fits into the latter category as both a guitarist AND vocalist, it is no doubt an especially rare gift. Fronting his own band for close to a decade now, Chris has taken his game to a new level and a new town. When Nashville called, he answered, and this highly anticipated project was born. Eger and his longtime guitar-hero, and Nashville recording artist, Eric Heatherly, joined forces and have crafted an album that demands attention. Rock and Blues, Country, Funk and Soul collide in this modern take on vintage roots music. This is raw, powerful, handmade – in the USA! The Chris Eger Band is: REAL. AMERICAN. MUSIC.
Eger is a multi-instrumentalist, accomplished songwriter, kick-butt showman, as well as sensational vocalist for which he has been nominated multiple times by the Washington Blues Society. Chris is backed by bassist and father Randall Eger, who has over 35 years of live performance experience. Drummer, Mark Clark, is a veteran of the Northwest music scene, playing with the likes of the New Deal Rhythm Band and the Chryslers. Clark brings a solid, funky foundation to the group, and always delivers. Rick Jiles, keyboardist and leader of the local favorites Midlife Crisis & the Alimony Horns, is a tasteful and scintillating addition to the rhythm section. Finally, Pete Kirkman and Mike West lend their talents as the noteworthy and eponymous Powerhouse Horns.
The band’s high-energy performances always please crowds and are constant signatures of what the cast brings. The band is tight, fun, and dishes out plenty of soul!