Eric Stillman

Eric Stillman Singer-Songwriter

Been playing a while. I like all sorts of music.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is just what's in the name. Music/Muse: to think. It's a great way to express emotions, even when those emotions feel impossible to lay out in a fashion that can be interpreted by someone else. It also comes in handy for the musician and listener. While some meditate to find serenity, performing and listening to music can cause a sort of dissociative affect to escape reality and live in the imagination of a dream, memory or story, which never came in handy while my high school teachers were giving a lecture and I had headphones on.

What is your music dream?

Perform as long as I can and make some money doing it. I don't care for fortune or fame. I just want to write and perform.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Getting rid of the education system. It's full of fake history, fake science, fake ethics etc. etc.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Dion and The Belmonts, The Temptations, Elvis, 10 years, Anberlin, Alterbridge, As I Lay Dying, Bad Religion, Blindside, Boyz II Men, Jackie Wilson, The Delfonics, CCR, Clapton, Chevelle, Dragonforce, The Goo Goo Dolls, Jeff Buckley, Karnivool, Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, No Fun At All, Face to Face, Otis Redding, Pennywise, Rise Against, The Beatles, Strung Out, Metallica, Chuck Berry,

What inspires you to make music?

Personal Experiences

What is the message you want to send with your music?

The story of another life and emotions that are relatable. Only the listeners truly interpret the message of a song for themselves.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Depends on the mood. Sometimes frantic (doesn't last long). Sometimes like I'm playing on the porch swing at home.

What do you think of Drooble?

Don't know yet. I like the idea.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Where I live. Small town limited talent.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I watch all the locals as often as I can and share on social media.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Musicianship and Talent. Everyone likes a good entertaining show.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

I would say Karnivool, but I think they have gotten a lot more known over the years. I don't really pay attention to whats going on these days, unless a song reaches out of the radio and punches me in the face.