Finalist - Eric Jennings
Singer/songwriter/musician Eric Jennings of Atlanta Ga.’s Geisha Hit Squad has done just about everything from butcher Alaskan King Crab two hundred miles from the Russian border, run a machine dispenser in a cough drop factory, work in a hundred capacity dog shelter, and become a Residential Assistant in a high profile substance abuse treatment center while pursuing his musical career.
Musically he delivers songs that can be introspective, witty and thought provoking. Some of his influences are Jay Farrar, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Peter Gabriel and Neil Young. Currently Eric is working on booking his National Solo Acoustic tour in support of “Experimenting With Mirrors”, his sophomore cd. Thru a small but dedicated fan base he was able to raise 4000.00 in 60 days to have the cd professionally mastered and to have merchandise to sell at shows.
Listen to his music here.
The Macon Music Competition judges narrowed down all the entries to the top 5. Whether it was a sound, a strong voice, or lyric writing, each of the 5 vying for the $25,000 prize package have something to offer. The Macon Music winner will be unveiled at the Macon City Auditorium in Macon, Georgia on Saturday, September 10 during the Otis Redding Evening of Respect Gala. History was made when Otis Redding was discovered here. Who knows what history we will make Saturday night!