Guilding the Lily
Eric Horschak is an instrumental finger style/slide guitar player. He plays 6 and 12 string guitars with long fingernails which define his unique style and sound. One fan said 'you know... you are a technical player but with feeling.' Leo Kottke, Leadbelly, Tony Rice and Jerry Douglas are his most admired players and performers and he has gotten much of his influence from them. He plays vintage jumbo body Guilds from the 1970's, which he adores and aptly titled his album 'Guilding the Lily' for that reason. The CD was entirely produced, recorded and mastered by Eric: 'I wanted the guitars to sound as natural as possible so I spent tons of time trying different mic's and gear until I found a high quality minimal set up and recorded the albumin my families farmhouse in Maine. To avoid the sound of trucks 'Passing By' I'd start recording at around 11pm and I'd go till 1 or 2am. There are fewer distractions at that hour too. Originally I recorded this album in a professional studio but didn't like the clock-ticking and the amount of editing. I cut my losses and went home and recorded it myself. There are fewer than 10 edits on the entire album.' Featured performer on WERU, which was voted in the top 12 best community radio stations in the United States Eric, has done many interviews and on air performances. Ric Pomilia host of the guitar-based show 'Southern Wind' says, 'Eric is one of the finest finger style guitarists I have heard in years. Catch him if you can!' PRESS 'It's amazing to think that twelve strings and ten fingers can produce the trouble-free sounds that are actually so complex.' -Selena V. Dunbar-Fisherman's Voice 'Horschak plays both exquisitely and uniquely, as the song is layered with splashes upon splashes of delicate, sweetly toned picking, suggesting tunes reminiscent of Duane Allman's masterpiece Little Martha.' -Will Reisman-FACE Magazine- (Writing about 'Keep it Sweet') 'Picking out the melodies, the talented Horschak draws people in, invoking a multitude of emotions with these 12 well-crafted acoustic originals.' -Dale McGarrigle- Bangor Daily News.