Playing drums since he was 9-years-old, Eric has played music most of his life. From jazz to rock to orchestra to fusion to funk to blues to Celtic, Eric has been blessed to perform throughout the United States with some incredibly talented artists on all spectrums of musical genres.
Eric has recorded with:
Eric has performed with:
Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes, Dizzy Gillespie, The Allman Brothers, Sonny Rollins, Tedeschi/Trucks)
Daryl Johnson (The Neville Brothers, Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, U2, Bob Dylan)
Gary Talley (The Box Tops, Willie Nelson, David Alan Coe)
Charlie Sayles (Pete Seeger, Bill Monroe)
James East (Elton John, Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton)
Jay Summerour (Starland Vocal Band, Nils Lofgren, Little Bit A Blues)
Warner Williams (Piedmont blues legend, 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Winner)
Drink Small (Piedmont blues legend, 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Winner)
Abigail Selby & Eric Selby
Arlington Concert Orchestra.
Eric has performed at:
exploring the perfect groove...
“Eric Selby is one of the most reliable and honorable people I’ve ever met in the music industry. It’s a pleasure to work with someone who not only can play the kit but also has the energy to see all jobs to fruition. He’s cookin’!”
Papa Lee & Soul Stew Recording Artist
“…Eric Selby beats the drums like they owe him money.”
“The drumming has taken me all over the place. I’ve heard a lot of different influences in the drumming and then you add the harp to that with your voice, it creates this tapestry of almost a larger group of being in front of you.”
– David Muse, WPFW-FM, commenting on Abigail Palmer & Eric Selby
“…he would rather beat the rest of his life out with a pair of sticks… . He is one of the Washington Metropolitan’s best.”
Stackhouse Recording Artist
“Eric paints a snare drum like he was Rembrandt.”
–Big Al Chidester
KRFP, 90.3 FM
“Eric Selby, seemingly caught in a blues-inspired trance, was flawless on drums…”
"A collection of genre-bent creativity...a whole new landscape with evocative time signatures and interwoven classic-led melodies. All, with only two main instruments, a harp and drums, Abigail and Eric are more than the some of their parts. Buy their CD, Gypsy Second, and delight in the the expanse of your universe."