Eric Dodd & His Band with special guests LIVE EP RECORDING

Eric Dodd & His Band with special guests LIVE EP RECORDING


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Eric Dodd

Anslee Davidson

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Eddie's Attic

515 B North Mcdonough Street

Decatur, GA 30030

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Eric Dodd & His Band with special guests at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA!

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Eric Dodd

Eric Dodd grew up in Greensboro, Georgia chasing two things: golf balls and guitar.

He had a passion and natural gift for both. He earned a golf scholarship to Georgia College and State University, where he majored in business. When he wasn’t playing in golf tournaments, he was playing in frat houses with his band. He eventually transferred to the University of Georgia to pursue a music business degree and immerse himself in the fertile Athens music scene (R.E.M, Drive-By Truckers).

But in the end, it was lyrics over links that brought him to Music City.

In 2016, Dodd gained national attention as a CMT Discovery Artist, but he honed his craft playing more than 200 dates a year throughout the southeast performing in clubs, SEC colleges, and music halls where his likable personality, feel-good lyrics, musicianship, and energetic stage presence earned him a faithful following in a region with strong musical tastes and a deep pool of talent.

“I aim for my shows to be high energy and want to connect with each person in the audience,” he explained of the years spent playing gigs and sleeping in a van to make ends meet. “Music is an escape from reality, and I want to give people that and take them on a trip during the hour I get with them.”

Since moving to Music City, Dodd has opened for Sam Hunt, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Corey Smith, Cole Swindell, Rodney Atkins and recently for Sister Hazel, which was especially meaningful. “Opening up for Sister Hazel’s sold out show at the Georgia Theatre in Athens (Georgia) has to be one of my favorite moments onstage,” Dodd offered. “I earned my music business degree from UGA so it was one of those full circle moments.”

His musical journey has him weaving seamlessly between Country, Pop and Americana, with themes that speak to the heart of Friday night, as well as Monday morning. As a songwriter, he can be sweetly nostalgic and equally rambunctious.

“The Reason,” released in June 2018 has gone on to garner more than 4 million streams across the various music services. It was included in multiple playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Pandora and YouTube. The video, which features Dodd’s wife was featured on CMT’s “Must-See Indies You Need To Know” and the “12-Pack Countdown.” Wide Open Country called the song “heartfelt and anthemic.”

Dodd found that inspiration during a first time co-write with Gavin Slate and Travis Wood. “I never know what to expect going into a room with people I have never written with before. After talking for awhile about life and music, I realized the chemistry was right, and I felt like it was the perfect time to throw out my idea. I told the guys I wanted to write a song for my fans who spend their hard earned money to come to my shows. I wanted to give them a high-energy experience that they could dance to with their significant others. As we started to write the song, the positive vibes were there right out of the gate, and by the time I left that day, I knew we had something special. It was one of those moments where I knew this was going to be a great song for my wife and for my fans. I put in my set list that weekend at a show.”

He’s a romantic with a wild side. Dodd also sang and co-wrote the theme song for “Wild Outdoors,” the longest running series on The Sportsman’s Channel. Dodd has also leant his talent to the Georgia Music Foundation, which supports cultural enrichment and music education programs in his home state.

Often times, writing four songs each week, Eric’s songwriting prowess has led to success with his songs being recorded by artist such as Colt Ford, Allie Colleen, Ryan Robinette, Chancie Neal, Kalie Shorr, Spencer Crandall, Lance Carpenter, and the Dutch country superstar, “Waylon” plus more.

“Whether it's writing songs or playing shows, it's all about getting to the people and keeping in touch with them," said Dodd.

Anslee Davidson

Anslee Davidson was singing before she could talk. Even as a baby she would “sing” without any words. Once her vocabulary grew, so did her passion and love for music. She sang every chance she was given. From elementary and middle school talent shows to countless musicals to leading worship at church, Anslee was born to be on stage engaging audiences for the greater good.

While on a family trip in Hawaii, at 11 years old, Anslee chose a ukulele for her souvenir. She quickly learned to play it and performed just three weeks after receiving the instrument. Soon after, she wanted to graduate to a guitar like “daddy’s” and received her first acoustic at age 12. She immediately began writing songs and felt that unbridled fire to create. She and her dad, Dave, began to collaborate and are still co-writing songs together.

In the summer of 2020, Anslee decided to take her talents on the road. In just a few years, she has garnered a following with her distinctive voice, which has been described as soulful and timeless. Her presence draws the audience into her heartfelt storytelling, and her unique musical home, which rests naturally in the Country/Folk/Americana genres. She performed her first public concert as the opening act for her good friend and fellow entertainer, Eric Dodd to a sold-out crowd at the Red Clay Music Foundry (Eddie Owen Presents) in Duluth, Georgia in the fall of 2020. Around that time, Anslee was also offered an audition from the casting producers of American Idol. She made it through the early rounds and was given an opportunity to perform for the celebrity judges (Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie). Anslee received three "Yes" votes and was given a Golden Ticket to move forward to Hollywood Week. Unfortunately, despite her efforts to quarantine, Anslee tested positive for COVID just three days prior to flying out to Hollywood and was forced to drop out of the competition. This unavoidable speed bump only made Anslee hungrier and more driven to spread her music to the masses.

Anslee Davidson is as resilient as she is talented and on September 17, 2021 she released her debut single, “I’ll Wait For You,” and has since released her debut EP, "Letters Home EP," along with several other singles. The majority of Anslee's songs have been playlisted by Spotify's editorial team, and are racking up streams by the thousands each week. Anslee is entering chapter 2 of her long career ahead as she will release her first fully produced single "Just Like July" on July 1, 2022. Hello world, get ready for Anslee Davidson as she is just getting started!

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