Erik Dylan has a story to tell. It is what attracted artists like Kip Moore, Luke Combs, Eric Paslay, Eli Young Band, Justin Moore, Josh Phillips, Brent Cobb, Riley Green and even Hinder to record his songs. It is also what drew peermusic to sign him to a publishing deal in 2017.
He writes on Music Row with many of Nashville’s hit makers, but Erik will gladly tell anyone that his happiest moments in songwriting occurred at his hero Guy Clark’s workshop over black coffee.
It’s not just his country colleagues that own a room with his sounds. The fifth generation Kansan has shared stages with some of the biggest names in music, from Lynyrd Skynyrd to The Cadillac Three.
“If I drive ten hours in one direction to play a show and drive ten hours back that night to get back to my family, those forty-five minutes on stage have to count,” he says.
Dylan’s debut album, Heart of a Flatland Boy, included the ballad “Fishing Alone” that was a finalist for Saving Country Music’s Song of the Year. His upcoming album, Baseball on the Moon, was recorded at OmniSound Studios and includes duets with country/rock legend Steve Earle and platinum songwriter/recording artist Luke Combs. The album is expected late spring of 2018.
It’s a show you won’t want to miss. Dylan’s songs will be stuck in your head long after the Saturday speaker buzz fades, with words that, come Monday morning, are there through the hard times and heavy lifting.