Eric McFadden is a virtuoso of the six-string. He has toured the world both as a solo artist, as well as traveling with funk legend George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic), and rock legend Eric Burdon (The Animals). McFadden is a member of the new supergroup, T.E.N. (, alongside Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta) and Norwood Fisher (Fishbone). Eric has also been collaborating with Fishbone frontman, Angelo Moore, & Queen delphine on a project called TASTY FACE. If that isn’t enough, you can catch Eric on the road with his dear friend & New Orleans favorite, Anders Osborne!

In the past, McFadden has toured extensively with the Eric McFadden Trio (EMT), which features bass phenomenon James Whiton (Tom Waits) and the great Paulo Baldi (Cake, Les Claypool). Eric was also a member of the all-star band, Stockholm Syndrome, which includes notable players such as Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Jerry Joseph (Jack Mormons), Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow) and Danny Louis (Govt Mule).

Eric McFadden has had the honor to collaborate on stage and/or in the studio with the regal likes of Bo Diddley, Keb Mo’, Living Colour, Joe Strummer (The Clash), Nels Cline (Wilco), Les Claypool (Primus), The Meters, Pat MacDonald (Timbuk3), Robert Walter, Bernie Worell (Talking Heads/Funkadelic), Bonnie Rait, Bill Kreutzman (Grateful Dead), Ron Wood & Chuck Leavel (Rolling Stones), Pink, North Mississippi Allstars, Juan Nelson (Ben Harper), Pete Sears (Jefferson Airplane, Rod Stewart), Carla Bozulich, Joe Santiago & Dave Lovering (The Pixies), Widespread Panic, Jackson Browne, Fishbone, Mike Watt (Minutemen), The Reverend Horton Heat, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Galactic, Jack Johnson, Boots Riley (The Coup), Steward Copeland (The Police), among others.

McFadden has recorded several independently produced solo and band albums, many of which are regarded as underground masterworks by fans and critics alike. Eric McFadden has recorded and released several albums on such labels as Terminus (Atlanta), Fortune (San Francisco), Bad Reputation (Paris), Response (USA) and phYne Entertainment (USA).
Eric McFadden’s 2011 release, “Bluebird on Fire”, received much acclaim, including a 5-star review in Crossroads Magazine. The latest Eric McFadden release, “The Light Ahead”, is a captivating acoustic album, exposing Eric unplugged.

Having the opportunity to play music & benefit from a creative outlet inspired Eric co-found the 10-Star Program, alongside his partner in crime, delphine de St.Paër. The 10-Star Program provides avenues for artists to work with troubled youth & communities to encourage personal empowerment through music & arts. Eric’s new supergroup, T.E.N., has been involved with this program, as have various other artists. For more information regarding the 10-Star Program or if you are an artist/poducer who would like to become involved, please email We are in this together. We are stronger together! MUSIC IS LIFE!

Reviews: Eric McFadden

“If San Francisco is home to anyone approaching the abilities of a modern Hendrix, it’s Eric McFadden.” (Jimmy Leslie / Guitar Player Magazine 2009)

“…I found myself struck mightily by the big soul inside Eric McFadden. His singing and playing are as good as it gets, full of power and awe inspiring expertise…” Dennis Cook / Jambase 2009

“…McFadden is a six string virtuoso. His command of so many genres- is accentuated with meticulously crafted songs. There’s the poppy twist on traditional psychadelia. Poetic yet sinisterly distorted punk. Rowdy rockabilly. Dark, foreboding grunge. His melodies hinge on seriously catchy choruses that resonate thanks to a crunchy baritone reminiscent of Tom Waits or the late Mark Sandman of Morphine…” (The Denver Post, December 2009 concert review)

“The Eric McFadden Trio’s Joy of Suffering gets my vote as the best and most original guitar recording of the year so far.” (Jimmy Leslie / Guitar Player Magazine 2005)

“McFadden is a master of guitar and mandolin, a 25 year veteran who waltzes the dark, eerie corridors between Jimi Hendrix and Django Reinhardt…” ( Jonathan Zwickel – San Francisco Bay Guardian, October 2004)

“…Part raging rock star, part flamenco gypsy, McFadden is one of the most talented musicians in San Francisco today, bar none. Whenever he steps into the spotlight, McFadden turns up the energy level a few notches, and the unexpected becomes the norm.” – (Andy Tennille / Jambase 2007)

“…This kindred spirit to Tom Waits and Nick Cave is spittin’ some smoky, dark, americana gypsy-blues for the hopeless and undecided…This is one artist with an unflinching command of his muse; highly recommended.” (Derek Sivers – President, CD Baby, April, 2003)

Eric McFadden EPKs

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Eric McFadden discography:

Angry Babies, From The Womb (Acid test 1989)
Angry Babies, Mr. Toyhead (Consitution 1992)
Liar, Devil Dog Road (Dog Patch 1995)
Eric McFadden Experience, Who’s Laughing Now (Fortune 1996)
Liar, Gone Too Far (Toadophile 1997)
Alien Lovestock, We Are Prepared to Offer You (Vapor Lab 1997)
Faraway Bros., Long Ago and Far Away…(NMX 1998)
Eric McFadden and Stan Hirsch, Live at the Dingo (NMX 1998)
Eric McFadden Experience, Our Revels Now Are Ended (NMX 1999)
Faraway Bros., Start The Engine and Drive Away (NMX 1999)
Holy Smokes, Holy Smokes (NMX 1999)
Eric McFadden Solo, Eric McFadden (NMX 2000)
Alien Lovestock, Planet of the Fish (NMX 2000)
IZM, IZM (2001)
Eric McFadden Trio (live), The Un-Official Non-Japanese Import of the Not So Secret Northwest Club Shows (2002)
Eric McFadden , Devil Moon (2003)
Eric McFadden Trio, Diamonds to Coal (2003)
Eric McFadden Trio, Joy of Suffering (Terminus 2005)
Eric McFadden & Wally Ingram, Alektorophobia (2005)
Eric McFadden, Dementia (Bad Reputation 2006)
Eric McFadden, Let’s Die Forever…Together (Bad Reputation 2007)
Eric McFadden Trio, Delicate Thing (Bad Reputation 2008)
Eric McFadden, Train to Salvation (Bad Reputation 2009)
Eric McFadden, Pull a Rabbit From His Hat: Tribute Vol 2. (Bad Reputation 2010)
Stockholm Syndrome, Apollo (Response 2011)
Eric McFadden, Bluebird on Fire (Bad Reputation 2011)

Album appearences:

Saddle Sores, Drink Drink Drink (Hellbilly 1993)
Deadweight, Deadweight (1997)
Birdsaw, Haunted By One Question (1998)
Susan Z., Believe (1998)
Tiny, Tiny (NMX 1999)
Kountry Kays, Cat O’9 Tails (1999)
Pat MacDonald, Begging Her Graces (Ulftone 1999)
Slang, The Bellweather Project (Terminus 2000)
Slang, More Talk About Tonight (Terminus 2004)
Stockholm Syndrome, Holy Happy Hour (Terminus 2004)
George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars, HowlateDoUHave2BB4URAbsent (2006)
The Coup, Pick a Bigger Weapon (Anti-2006)