Eric is an award-winning songwriter based in Austin Texas.
With a quick wit and controlled-intensity Bettencourt brings his live shows to life using an expansive catalog of original crowd-pleasing songs. Where so many artists are content recycling the same old sounds and songs Bettencourt is one of the rare few able to forge his own. Utilizing his piano-like 6 &12 string finger-style guitar work and a natural vocal delivery, somewhere between Ray LaMontagne and Robert Plant, he never lingers long in any one sound. Constantly blending, bending, and stretching different genres and styles into his multi-layered musical concoctions is what continues to gain him fans all around the country.
Eric got his musical start in the beautiful coastal city of Portland, Maine where his unique sound garnered him a strong fan-base and consistent FM radio play. It's here that he shared the stage with notable acts such as Grace Potter and the The Wood Brothers.
In five short years Bettencourt released four full-length albums and two EP's; that's well over 50 songs not counting the unofficial demos, live cuts, and B-sides he regularly doles out to his mailing list subscribers. "An Underwater Dream", his latest release (4/2014), has continued to get great reviews and open many doors in Austin where he is regularly playing some of the best songwriter venues the city has to offer.
Currently Eric is writing, touring, booking, practicing, recording, promoting and playing shows. Sometimes he has time to read books.
7pm doors – 8pm show | $12 adv. – $15 day of