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 18 years Eric has worked with The El Orbits, Mike Stinson, Jesse Dayton, Rick Broussard's Two Hoots and A Holler, Tony Scalzo (Fastball), Archie Bell, Roy Head, Barbara Lynn and several others listed below.
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) Dumbwaiter
Dangerous Kitchen Valhalla Taxi The Bettys The Privateers
McLemore Avenue The Hollisters Barfield 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 Beetle The Derailers
The Basil Trio Bracken Hale BLAGGARDS
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
John Doe, X and The Knitters
Jello Biafra, The Dead Kennedys
Susan Cowsill, The Bangles