Welcome to EricAndMattMusic.com!
Eric and Matt are now booking 3-4 hour duo sets in St. Petersburg and Tampa areas! Follow us @ericandmatt on Instagram!
Eric Riddles and Matt Frick go way back and are old friends from back in the day in Indianapolis, IN. In 1999 they played together in a bluegrass fusion soul/roots band called Coast with David Thomas and Aaron Stout. They started early working ward on power harmonies along side acoustic instruments like guitar, banjo, and mandolin. Eric and Matt spent many years recording together, Click here you can hear some of their recordings.
In June 2020 Eric moved to St. Pete to start the band back up only to find Covid hit and put a pause on Matt’s new music career he had just announced. They worked hard during the pandemic getting ready for a new duo they would create. Working on unique versions of hit songs from the Grateful Dead, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, John Prine, Bill Withers and Jimi Hendrix they started to find a sound. Bluesier than before Eric and Matt stay true to their acoustic roots but have added the electric guitar and organ. Using advanced looping wizardry they have found a unique style that sounds like a full band while only playing as a duo. Eric and Matt are thriving at venues that are Grateful Dead friendly and open to experimental sets which create magic. They also play a killer sunset show for beach gigs which play more standard covers for sunset style evenings. It’s hard to put a label on their sound because they play so many different types of genres. They are adapting, creating, painting live shows that are different from the rest but still playing the hits people want to hear. Eric and Matt have their eyes on local breweries and St. Pete venues, they feel they can play what they like best there. Rumors are circulating they might be playing monday nights at the Bier Boutique very soon. If so be ready for a Jerry Garcia themed set involving banjo/ guitar and bass playing songs from old and in the way and the Pizza Tapes vibe. Check out some of there recordings and videos below!
Contact mattfrick@ymail or text 727-642-8993 to book this fantastic acoustic duo!
Eric & Matt are the newest duo in St. Petersburg, FL. Follow our Facebook page to see when we play!