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Eric Barnhart

In My Life: Solo Piano Sojourns

by Eric Barnhart

Released 2014
Circusfrog
Released 2014
Circusfrog
Solo Piano arrangements of classics and current hits from radio, TV and film
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Eric Barnhart: the Upstate's Piano Man.

On his latest release, In My Life: Solo Piano Sojourns, Eric showcases some of the most requested and memorable arrangements he performs as house pianist for the Westin Poinsett, a crown jewel in the center of downtown Greenville, formerly constructed in the 1920s and recently restored to its full grandeur.

The Muppet Show Theme: a staff favorite

As Time Goes By: a highly requested crooner classic

You've Got A …
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To Dreamers

by Eric Barnhart

Released 2012
Circusfrog
Released 2012
Circusfrog
A piano jazz collection of soothing melodies from days gone by, featuring duets with tenor sax, violin and female vocalist.
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To Dreamers is my fifth release. When performing at local venues, people often ask me if I have any recordings representative of what they're hearing. This is it.
To Dreamers is a collection of some of the most personally poignant songs I play. While each release I've done has literally been a dream come true, this one especially memorializes a season in my life when dreams and those who dream them have played a prominent …
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As We Forgive Our Debtors (2nd Edition)

by Eric Barnhart

Released 2015
Circusfrog
Released 2015
Circusfrog
A recollection of hymns for solo piano
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The four-year anniversary release of the album. Album notes:

As We Forgive Our Debtors: A Recollection of Hymns for Solo Piano is a project release that I've been planning to make for over a decade. From the time I began my first position as a music director for a church in 1998 to present, I have frequently performed improvised solo piano arrangements of hymns for churches and Christian events. Over the course of the years, I …
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Songs Of Disaffection / Songs Of Deliverance

by Eric Barnhart

Released 2005
Circusfrog
Released 2005
Circusfrog
Him: a jazz pianist with the heart of a classic rocker. Them: 40 artists playing a myriad of musical styles. Together: a story of the human soul.
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Midwesterner: I was born in Wisconsin and lived most of my childhood in a small town in Iowa, the youngest of two sons to a farmer and a social worker. I began formally studying piano when I was five.I believe the teacher thought I had potential but considered my study habits to be below average; I was much more interested in holding the sustain pedal down and playing the theme to Star Wars as …
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Liminal State

by Eric Barnhart

Released 2004
Released 2004
A modern-day Hornsby/Joel piano warrior with Sting-like lyricism and Mayer-like sensibilities.
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Eric Barnhart: piano rock Wunderkind.

Influenced by John Mayer, Sting, and a bevy of blues and classic rockers, this singer/songwriter has attracted numerous industry veterans to his storytelling, including a cadre of professional musicians who have forged their own album and performance histories with artists such as Madonna, Murk, The Commodores, Wynton Marsalis, etc.

The alchemical elements of incredibly catchy tunes and a jamming live show have combined to create a surging fan base …
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Perfect

by Eric Barnhart

Released 2003
Released 2003
The cultivated keiongaku piano pop that you wish existed between Vertical Horizon and John Mayer. Keys-driven acoustic rock that gives your feet a mind of their own.
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His sound: The cultivated keiongaku piano pop that you wish existed between Vertical Horizon and John Mayer. Keys-driven acoustic rock that gives your feet a mind of their own.

His origins: Hailing originally from the heartland, this University of Miami School of Music alumnus molds his melodies and Byronesque lyricism from the confines of a church basement in South Miami.

His energy: Influenced by John Mayer, Sting, and more classic rock artists than you can …
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