Eric Straumanis

Echo, twang and grit.

Eric Straumanis has been a part of the Fort Collins music scene for the last decade. As a sideman/guitarist he has helped to cultivate the music of local singer/songwriters Jeff Finlin and Erik Lunde. Straumanis plays regularly every Thursday night with the Swing Station house band, the Handymen. For the last two years he's been a part of John Magnie's Honky Tonk Happy Hour and has been playing solo acoustic shows around town as well. Recently, he was part of the FoCo happenings, The Last Waltz Again, one and two, that played to sold out shows at Washington's two years in a row.

Before moving to Fort Collins, Straumanis was a part of the Iowa City music scene that featured such luminaries as Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey and Eric's band mates Dave Zollo and Kelly Pardekooper. With Pardekooper, Straumanis has had the privilege to tour internationally in Germany and the Netherlands. Straumanis has three albums of his original music and is looking forward to debuting several new songs at this years FoCoMx.