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About Eric

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Eric Coomer


Eric Coomer has built a name for himself as a talented musician, singer, and songwriter as both a solo artist and as lead singer for the band KNAPSACKHEROES!

Eric sings from the perspective of a fellow traveler who understands well the doubts and frustrations as well as the joy and laughter this life brings. He's never been afraid to tell the truth in all its ugliness and beauty in his songs. Most of Eric's songs are autobiographical or biographical in nature. His songs shoot straight to the heart because they come from his heart.

The child of a father who was a retired United Methodist pastor and a mother who is a lauded retired elementary music teacher, Eric has been performing since he was a teen and writing since he was just twelve. Eric is a native of Kentucky and now resides in Nashville with his wife, Daphne and sons, Jackson and Evan.

A multi-instrumentalist and talented vocalist, some of Eric's biggest influences include R.E.M., Over the Rhine, Sixpence None the Richer, Simon and Garfunkel, U2, Derek Webb, Ryan Adams, and The Cardigans.

Never satisfied sounding like anyone else, Eric strives to be an original and veer away from the ordinary.

Although not solely a worship musician, Eric is director of modern worship at McKendree United Methodist Church in downtown Nashville and is actively pursued to lead worship by other organizations and groups.

For booking information or just to get in touch, please use the contact form on this website.


Now Booking!

  • Sundays @ 9 am

    McKendree UMC Nashville

    Eric leads worship at McKendree United Methodist Church in the heart of downtown Nashville most Sundays at 9 am.

  • Saturday, October 8 @ 7 pm

    McKendree Rooftop 520 Commerce St, Nashville

    with The Pilgrimage, Beau West and Mike Tharrett Jr., and City on a Hill.


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Showing posts with label Eric Coomer music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eric Coomer music. Show all posts

April 7, 2015

New song for Maundy Thursday just a bit late...

I forgot to share this last week. Here's a recording I did for Maundy Thursday.

I set music to Sydney Carter's lyrics to "Bitter Was the Night" and paired it with the chorus from Steve Merkel's "Lord Have Mercy".

Hope you like it as much as I do.

August 21, 2013

All I can say is... "Soon."

I used to make fun of Axl Rose & Dr. Dre for taking so long to finish their albums. Axl took 15 yrs. It's been 20 since Dre's last. It's been one year for me. But it's almost ready. I mean it.

I didn't mean to lie. I really didn't. I've stated so many dates that were going to be the official release of the EP. The truth is I just wasn't ready. There are many reasons for this. One is that I just wasn't completely satisfied with the way the EP sounded.  Don't get me wrong, it sounded great. I just knew it could sound even better. You've heard it in its present form. It's good. I like it. But it's not all that it can be. So even as I thank you for your patience I ask for more patience.

Last week I set up a studio at my church and recorded a ton of new stuff for the EP. I don't mean new songs, I mean new parts for several of the songs. But I will also be recording new music to include as bonus tracks as well.

As soon as the music is finished I will send it off to get the CDs printed and once I get those back I will send out the rewards to Kickstarter backers and the music will be on iTunes shortly after that.

Thank you for your continued support. It means the world to me.

July 13, 2013

It's finally coming out!

It was going to be November. Then December. Then January. Then March.

The EP is finally going to be released to the world this month!

Truth be told, I just haven't had enough money. Still don't really, but we're going to make it happen. When I created the Kickstarter campaign, I set the monetary amount for the bare minimum for finishing the recording, mixing and mastering. I did the bare minimum because the Kickstarter campaign I had done before that was not successful and I really needed to finish the process. The thing is, it costs a lot more to actually release a music pro ject, not to mention to pay for all the promotion.

If you would like to help fully fund this you can donate with PayPal to eric(at)ericcoomer(dot)com.

I'll be promoting the music by booking concerts and interviews, and starting a new YouTube campaign with music videos and covers. If you are interested in helping me book some shows, whether at a traditional venue (club, church, etc.) or a house show, please let me know.

Oh and yes, that's a brand spanking new cover up there!

November 13, 2012

"The Vast Configuration of Things" EP Available Here and Now!

The day has come! My debut solo EP, "The Vast Configuration of Things", is finally available and you can get it right here! Please let your friends know and read the entry below this one for more info on how you can help get the word out and why it's only available here and on my Facebook page!

To listen to or purchase the EP, click on Music at the top of the page.

Thanks for taking the time to check it out and I hope you love it as much as I do!

November 8, 2012

November 13! Get the pre-release of my new EP!

Hi friends.

It's easy to get jealous of those super special people who get to do things early:
  • The Academy voters who get to see a movie (at HOME) before it even comes out in the theater 
  • The members of the fan club you didn't even know existed who got the front row tickets to your favorite band's concert before they even went on sale
  • The Game Stop employee who gets a copy of the hottest game a week before it releases to the public
  • The record exec who has your favorite band's album half a year before you can
  • The hot girl who walks past the line and gets into the club without waiting

Well, now you can be that hot girl Game Stop record exec Academy member! Or something like that.

Next week I will be pre-releasing my EP, "The Vast Configuration of Things" exclusively through Bandcamp right here at www.ericcoomer.com. I'd love it if you get it early and, if you enjoy it, start talking it up and telling people about it via social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. (By the way, I'm on all those. Yep. Follow me by clicking on the links at the top right of this page!)  You can brag about how cool you are for getting it early!

I'm really proud of "The Vast Configuration of Things"!  I made it over several months this year with Andrew Osenga and I love the way it turned out. I'm really proud of the music, the lyrics, the production. The whole shebang!

But I need a little more time to release it to stores so I can get reviews and interviews in magazines and blogs. So I'm releasing it later than I thought to stores like iTunes, Amazon and actual record stores (Yes, thank God, they do still exist) so I can do those things. But you will be able to get it next week here! And then...you won't be able to for just a bit.

The record industry has changed. This EP wasn't funded by a record label or some corporation. It was funded 31 generous people mostly on Kickstarter. So, this has been grassroots from the start.

And I still need your help! Here are some ways you can help:
  • Do you have a blog? Write a review! It doesn't matter if its not a music blog. It's still great! Know of another blog where I should be featured? Let me (or them) know!
  • Work in a business that plays music in the background? Play my EP! (And talk to me about selling it there!)
  • Are you able to host a concert or know of somewhere I could play? Let me know!
  • Listen to a radio station that plays independent artists? Tell me and I'll get them my music to them.
  • Do you have a ton of followers on a social network (or even just five)? You can post about the EP there. 
  • Make a video for one of my songs by yourself or with your friends! You could even use a site like GoAnimate or Animoto.
  • Donate a little more than what's asked when you buy my EP! We need all the money we can get to be able to afford marketing and promotion.
  • Above all, pray for me and my family. That's the greatest way you could help us.
Do you have other ideas? Let me know!

The first step is to let your Facebook friends know that they should "Like" me at facebook.com/theericcoomer. I'll be updating there and letting you know how you can help further and what people are doing to help.

Thanks for all of your support! Stay tuned here and to the Facebook page! And make sure to come back next Tuesday!!!

May 6, 2012

Kickstarter Update

May 5, 2012

Kickstart Me!

The new Kickstarter page is now up. Check it out at http://kck.st/K65dOF.

You can pre-order my debut solo EP there for less than you'll get it on iTunes or Amazon when it comes out. AND you'll get it before they have it! Or you can give more and get great rewards.

Any money you pledge will get you something in return and you won't actually be charged unless the entire project is funded. What that means is, well...that I need your help. We've raised about $4500 and only need $1500 to finish financing the EP.  Any money given above that amount will be used to promote the EP.

Please check out the site and share it with your friends. There's a "Like" button right below the video that will post the video and page on your Facebook wall.

We're doing what couldn't have been done just a few years ago. You are now my record company: funding the studio time, getting it on iTunes and other online outlets like Spotify, and helping me to realize the dream I've had since I was a little boy.

Thanks so much for your support.

September 8, 2009

Free Legal MP3 of the Week - Eric Coomer covers Michael Jackson

I'm not sure why, but at 2 am Sunday night I decided I wanted to record Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" from his legendary Thriller album.

I recorded it in one take using the internal microphone of a laptop. So, sorry for the distortion in the track. One day I'll record it properly.

Hope you enjoy. Oh and enjoy the ridiculous picture as well.

MP3 (Right click to save)



I Don't Just Do Music - Here are Ways I Can Help You

Graphic Design

I have done graphic design for the past fifteen years or so for bands, businesses, churches, and others. I would love to help you with whatever graphic design you need! Click here for examples of my work.


I never knew how much I loved photography until I purchased an iPhone. After seeing that Annie Leibovitz is now, on occasion, doing entire shoots with only an iPhone, I thought I might want to try portrait photography as well. This is still a new venture. If you're interested, let me know. I'd love to see what we can cook up!

Web Design

I designed this website. I've done others. I'd love to help you touch yours up or create one from scratch for you.


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