Eric C Hughes is a Houston-based drummer and performer.  He grew up in New Hampshire and has his BA in Music from Plymouth State University and his MM in Studio Music & Jazz from the University of Miami (FL).  

Eric moved to Texas in 2001 where he quickly worked his way into the local music scenes in both Austin and Houston.  Over the last 20 years Eric has worked with some of the biggest names in Texas music and been on several tours of the US and overseas.  You can find a list of artists Eric has performed with below.

He currently performs full time with BLAGGARDS who have a new album being released in 2021.  He is also on call for several other acts in Houston, Austin, and beyond.

Since 2013, Eric has been the Drum Set Committee Chairman for the Percussive Arts Society.

Eric is a retired K-12 Music teacher in the state of Texas and has taught percussion studies and directed award-winning ensembles at Westside HS and Hightower HS.

BANDS Performed with:
Baracüta (My first band!  I was 12)  
Dangerous Kitchen
Valhalla Taxi
The Bettys
The Privateers
McLemore Avenue
The Hollisters
Elizabeth McQueen
The El Orbits
The Allen Oldies Band
Two Hoots & A Holler
The Freddie Steady 5
Mike Stinson
Jesse Dayton    
Weldon Henson
David Beebe 3 Plus 2
The Derailers
The Basil Trio      
Bracken Hale    

NOTABLE ARTISTS Performed with: 
Robert Gordon - rockabilly legend 
Barbra Lynn - Houston soul legend 
Roy Head - "Treat Her Right" 
Archie Bell - Mr. Tighten Up 
Renaldo Domino - Chicago Soul 
Jimmy Clanton - "Venus In Blue Jeans" 
The Marcels - "Blue Moon" 
The Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" 
Jerry Jeff Walker - "Mr. Bojangles" 
Jack Ingram - TX Singer Songwriter 
Tony Scalzo and Miles Zuniga - Fastball 
Roky Erickson - 13th Floor Elevators
John Doe - X and The Knitters 
Jello Biafra - The Dead Kennedys 
Susan Cowsill - The Bangles