Eric Durrance is a native of Florida, where he used to party with the likes of Jake Owen. He then went on to sing with a Christian rock band called Big Dismal. They were named Band of the Year in the Christian Rock market by Radio and Records. He returned to country… and followed in his friend Jake Owen’s footsteps by moving to Nashville… a few years ago, initially as a solo artist. He even opened for Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean in 2008. He co-wrote Owen’s hit 8 Second Ride, which lead to opportunities to collaborate with other hitmakers in Music City.
Now, Durrance is blending his roots by fronting a country rock band called the Tobacco Rd Band (named after a street outside of Tallahassee). Other members of the band include Lex Vance on guitar, Aaron Halford on bass, and Joe Markham on drums. They got together in 2011, and have earned a fan following with their brand of party songs for the country crowd.
Tobacco Rd Band has recently signed with the newly founded Silvercreek Records. Silvercreek started out as a recording studio and publishing company, and still has those operations in Mississippi. Songwriter Stafond Seago and producer Steve Pope are heading up the Nashville-based record label part of the business.
Silvercreek Records is hosting a launch party this Saturday night at Honky Tonk Central, on Broadway. Eric Durrance and Tobacco Road Band will perform at 10p.m. The show is free.
What: Silvercreek Records Launch Party featuring Eric Durrance and Tobacco Rd Band
When: Saturday, September 21, 9p.m. (performance starts at 10p.m.)
Where: Honky Tonk Central