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Eric Sommer, Pop Americana Artist, Heading Back To The Mid Atlantic Area On East Coast Tour; Philadelphia, Vermont, New Jersey and New York Dates Are All Included


San Marcos, Texas (PRWEB) April 29, 2014

Eric Sommer, Pop American Artist and guitar player extraordinaire, is coming East.

And that’s good news for Eric Sommer fans along the eastern seaboard and acoustic guitar aficionados, in particular. Mr. Sommer is known for playing small capacity rooms, generally 75 – 150 seats, and a small environment seems to amplify his explosive guitar style significantly. Almost all the rooms on this tour are small capacity rooms.

Mr. Sommer will be starting his eastern swing when he leaves Norman Oklahoma on May 3rd after a performance at The Blue Bonnet. May 1st finds Eric Sommer in Memphis at Kudzu’s and May 2nd in Little Rock at the venerable Midtown Billiards. Additional stops after that include:

GREENWOOD, SC – the filling station 5/8

GREENWOOD, SC – the catawaba club 5/9

GREENWOOD, SC – Harris Landing 5/10

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Gathering Spot 5/11

CHARLOTTE, NC – TBD 5/14

CARRBORO, NC – southern rail 5/15

SCOTTSVILLE, VA – baines 5/16

APPOMATTOX, VA – baines 5/17

AWENDAW, SC – awendaw green 5/21

WILMINGTON, DE – the queen /World Cafe Live 5/23

NEW YORK CITY – parkside lounge 5/23

STAUNTON, VA – pompeii lounge 5/24

BURLINGTON, VT – radio bean 5/27

NEW PALTZ, NY – root note 5/28

ATHENS, OH – jackie o’s 5/ 30

ATHENS, OH – ColorDance Festival 5/30

ATHENS, OH – ColorDance Festival 5/31

ST. LOUIS, MO – cicero’s 6/4

EDWARDSVILLE, IL – the stagger inn 6/5

BLOOMINGTON, IN – max’s place 6/6

ST. LOUIS, MO – black bear bakery 6/7

MEMPHIS, TN – java cabana 6/8

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – burlap and bean 6/13

LOCH HAVEN, PA – avenue 209 6/14

NEW HOPE, PA – john & peters 6/16

ANN ARBOR, MI – ann arbor farmers mkt 6/18

These type of schedules are nothing new for Mr. Sommer; they are the norm, rather than the exception. A consumate professional, Eric Sommer has earned the respect and admiration of a generation of young players and song-writers; 2014 could very well be the year Mr. Sommer receives the recognition he deserves.

More writings are also in the works – short stories, a reading tour and more of the single page compositions so popular in Red Chairs, Black Pancake and Blue Turtles, the newest collect coming this Fall as well.

With open tunings, slide guitar, lap-slap tone guitar and a remarkably aggressive fingering style approach, watching Eric Sommer will make you jump out of your seat and holler for joy! There are very few players who have maintained this authentic American style of guitar, and Eric Sommer is one of the very best.

For music samples, please visit Eric Sommer online for additional schedules or contact him at eric(at)ericsommer(dot)com or call 202-255-1995. Additionally, you can find Eric Sommer on Facebook, too. RAINY DAY KARMA is also available on iTunes and CDBaby.

Eric Sommer is represented by Clyde is Thinking, and PR programs are managed thru MTG/NY. For more information, promo/appearance requests or to set up an interview, please contact Tom Monihan 202-255-1995.







Zombies Unleashed on the Campus of East Tennessee State University October 26, 2013


Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) September 01, 2013

The ETSU & General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site is organizing campus-wide zombie events throughout the day. Proceeds from each event will benefit the museum and will help provide state-of-the-art exhibits and science education.

The main event, which will begin at 5:00 p.m., is a game of Zombie Tag, which is for participants 18 and up or with a valid college ID. The goal of Zombie Tag is to “survive” the game. “Human” participants attempt to reach six checkpoints on ETSUs main campus without getting tagged and turned into a “zombie.” Each player is required to wear a black shirt over a white shirt, which denotes “human.” As players are tagged, they must remove the black shirt, revealing their white shirt, which indicates “zombie.”

For those under 18, there will be “flag” Zombie Tag at noon for ages 11 and under. This will be held on the intramural field beside the Basler Center for Physical Activity. Each participant will receive a free childs and adults pass to the museum. There will also be face painting, a costume contest, inflatables, and more.

There will be a teens event at 2:00 p.m. for 12-17 year olds. The teen event will take place on the main campus, and will have rules identical to the main event.

Throughout the day, Zombie Tag players waiting to enter or having exited the playing field can visit a variety of booths including professional make-up artists, event merchandise, and event sponsors.

The events actually kickoff at 10:00am, with a Zombie themed 5k, co-hosted by the ETSU Department of Recreation. Runners and walkers are encouraged to dress up like zombies and travel through campus on a certified course. Prizes will be awarded for top runners as well as costume creativity.

“We are so excited to be planning an entire day of zombie activities,” said Dr. Blaine Schubert, museum director. “This is a unique way to use zombie culture to bring awareness to our Natural History Museum, paleontology.”

Tickets to the main event are available online at zombietix.com or at the gate, the price and registration for the Zombie 5k will be posted soon!

The ETSU Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site continually showcases the 5-million-year-old Gray Fossil Site and its unique ecosystem. Visitors are invited to observe live excavations in May through October, weather permitting. There are also many special events held at the Museum, such as a monthly Lecture Series, “Fossil & Artifact ID Nights” every other month, and many ongoing youth programs. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

The museum is located 1.8 miles off Exit 13 on Interstate 26. For more information, call (866) 202-6223 or visit the museum at http://www.etsu.edu/naturalhistorymuseum.