Eric Straumanis

Saturday Night - 10:45pm to 11:30pm @ La Luz Mexican Grill | All Ages

Americana pop rock

Eric Straumanis has been playing around Eastern Iowa and now Northern Colorado for the past eighteen years. In the early 2000s he was the principle guitar player for Iowa City artists David Zollo and Kelly Pardekooper. His work with Pardekooper took him to Germany and the Netherlands twice. More recently he has been providing guitar work for Colorado artists Jeff Finlin and Jamil Lunde. In 2001 he released the Americana and Alt Country laden Thunder And The Plains on Zollo's Trailer Records. Now comes a collection of eleven songs more grounded in 60s and 70s pop and rock tradition. The songs are fleshed out with Straumanis' guitars and Jeff Finlin on drums and percussion. Local Fort Collins luminary and Subdudes member John Magnie guests on two tracks for good measure.