Eric Darken has worked with
some of the biggest names in the music industry. He has
recorded with Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Bob Seger, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Jewel, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Art Garfunkel, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Willie Nelson.
(Full discography at AllMusic.com)
He has appeared with various artists on The Tonight Show, The Late Show With David Letterman, The View, Good Morning America, The Ellen Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show. He currently tours with Jimmy Buffett And The Coral Reefer Band.
His original compositions can be heard on Dateline NBC, Fox Sports, 20/20, National Geographic, Dancing With The Stars, The Outdoor Channel, Animal Planet, The NFL Network and the feature film The Fantastic Four – Rise Of The Silver Surfer.
Eric has been nominated multiple times for an Academy Of Country Music Award, winning in 2009 for Musician Of The Year in the “Specialty Instrument” category. He has also been nominated for The Gospel Music Association Dove Award, winning in 1996 for Instrumental Album Of The Year.
Eric uses Meinl Percussion, Paiste Cymbals, Mike Balter Mallets, The TrashKat and Shure Microphones.