Eric Tessmer
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Eric Tessmer


Eric James Tessmer, actually named after guitar giants Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, is an extraordinary guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter hailing from Austin, TX. He is widely considered one of the most vibrant guitarists to follow in the footsteps of blues-rock legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and his namesake predecessors. His live shows have captured audiences' attention across the United States as power-packed sessions of wickedly fast and precise licks that can light the house on fire without the need for lighter fluid.

Born and raised outside of the small town of Richland Center, Wisconsin, Tessmer began playing at a young age, inspired by his father and grandmother. In 2000, he moved to Austin at the age of 19 to play gigs with numerous musicians and bands, earning local credibility as he honed his craft of riffing with speed, power and control. He later formed his own power trio, the Eric Tessmer Band, in 2003. Through a battered '59 Fender Stratocaster...

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Steve Altman  October 16 2017

If you love music and appreciate the highest level of skill then you have to book the Eric Tessmer Band. They are phenomenal.

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Steve Altman  February 25 2017

As always, the Eric Tessmer Band was amazing. My plan is to book them whenever they come to town

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GigTown Venue  October 01 2016
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Steve Altman  October 01 2016
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GigTown Venue  September 14 2016