A 14 year veteran Keyboard Player, Eric Safka
, is the "Dr.
Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" of the band.
"mad man" antics on stage do not reflect the same personality as the humble person he
is off stage.
Just watch him when he
is approached by an enthusiastic fan after a show, he
blushes and always seems to reference the famous Garth Algar line "Thanks...
I like to play".
After watching him live, there is no doubt about the truth of that statement.
It's never been about money or fame for Eric
, but about the experience of communicating with the audience and his
band on a level that words could never do justice... and communicate he
does, with all the intensity and enthusiasm of a man possessed by the love of his
Formerly of the rock group Days Awake, Eric has shared the stage with notable artists such as Dickey Betts, Rich Robinson, Blues Traveler, as well having performed on projects with Jon Bon Jovi, the E-Streets Band's Gary Tallent and Living Colour's Vernon Reed.
Tom Marshall of Phish fame once stated that Eric
was "One of the best keyboard players he has ever seen".
, none of this really matters in comparison to what he
greatest success, which is simply being able to share in those magical live moments with his
band and the crowd.
hope is to inject into people the same inspiration that bit him fourteen years ago at his
first concert and has led him to building his
entire life around the idea that he
"likes to play".