Eric John Kaiser
"Portland's French Troubadour"
Since 2006, when French-born, Eric John Kaiser moved to Portland, he has logged, every year, close to 10,000 miles via air, land and sea. Exploring North America in multiple lengthy tours, he has gigged his way up through Canada and down through the South, as far as New Orleans and Washington D.C. where he performed as an "Artist in Residence" for the Smithsonian Museum.
Sometimes driving his trusty subaru under the wide Montana sky, sometimes riding the subway under the New York City canyons... Then jetting across the Atlantic to tour his native France...
His music has logged as many miles and picked up accents from across the American Landscape: his latest songs resonate now with a very American rhythm, like bouncing across the vast plains on horseback... some western lap steel guitar... some dirty roadhouse blues...
Eric John Kaiser has shared the stage with the Welsh super stars The Stereophonics, toured with French star Tete (who has also appeared as a featuring artist on his album "French Troubadour"), and the French band Revolver. French Rapper Fefe from the band Saian Supa Crew also appreared on Eric John Kaiser's album "L'ODyssee".
Venues He's Played in the USA
In Portland, OR: The Wonder Ballroom, Jimmy Mak's, Holocene,
Mississippi Studios, Alberta Street Pub,
In San Francisco: deYoung Museum, Justin Herman Plaza -
Embarcadero, The Union Room
In Seattle: The Showbox on the Market, High Dive, The Sunset
In Washington DC: The Smithsonian Institute
In Louisiana: New Orleans (Blue Nile), Baton Rouge (LSU),
Lafayette (Blue Moon Saloon, Artmosphere)
Mineapolis: Cedar Cultural Center
Venues In Canada
In Vancouver BC: Studio 16, Shangi-La, Fairmont Hotel
Quebec: Montreal (le Quai des Brumes, L'Inspecteur epingle),
Quebec City (L'Agite, le Rideau Rouge)
Venues in France
In Paris: Festival Solidays, la Guiguette Pirate, la Scene Bastille,
le Sentier des Halles
Two National Tours of France
Venues in Belgium
Bruxelles (La maioson de peuple), Bruges, Liege, Namur
In Portland, O