One part rock band, one part jam band, and one part psychedelic-blues-extravaganza, Skinny Buddha is the brainchild of Nashville guitarist and vocalist, Eric Normand. Since relocating from New England to Music City in 2002, Eric has been on a roller coaster ride through the Nashville music industry, working with such notables as Toby Keith, Jamey Johnson and Rhett Akins, among others - a journey that allowed Normand to author the 2011 book “The Nashville Musician’s Survival Guide”. A decade of playing big stages across the land has led this New Hampshire native to a new place creatively, and ‘Skinny Buddha’ is the result of this epic journey.
Rounding out this experimental blues project is A-list session bassist, Mike Chapman, one of the infamous “G-men” (a group of session players who played on all the Garth Brooks recordings), and fellow Berklee alums, Heston Alley on drums and Danielle Alley on percussion. In addition to some well-crafted originals from their debut release, a typical Skinny Buddha show features interpretations of songs by Jimi, Santana, the Allmans, and the three Kings - Albert, BB, and Freddie. An electrifying live experience, Skinny Buddha can be seen and heard around Middle Tennessee and beyond!