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Erick Northrop currently lives deep in the New England Suburbs. His rural Connecticut home is worlds away from the troubles of urban life. Now, surrounded by farms and forests, the kid who grew up listening to rock music among the Pines is content. “I’m finally writing the music that is in my heart,” Northrop says. “It’s actually the music I’ve always wanted to write.” 

In 2015, Erick stepped away from creating metal music after years of brutal shows and decibel levels reaching triple digits, an experience he calls “beautiful,” but one that also left him physically and artistically drained. Since returning to music on his own terms, the songs have poured out of him, ready for honky tonks and serious listening rooms alike. He has also liberated his vocals, once so gravely and full of teenaged aggression and rage, to reveal a nuanced voice, rich, tender and authentic. Surrounded by forest and newfound artistic clarity, the result has yielded dozens and dozens of new songs. Reveling in the simplicity, “I get on my guitar, look outside, and write a song,” he says. 

The songs Northrop has always written and continues to write are timeless, earthy, and raw. Erick attributes his connection to Country music and its authenticity to the natural environment he was surrounded by growing up. Raised just 40 minutes from his current home, in the bucolic New England countryside.  “That music always felt right with what I was seeing,” the 29-year-old says. 

Erick has taken his time, and his future is wide open because of it. As he has rediscovered his own musical roots and delved deeper into the music he’s always loved––he has reconnected with himself and found yet another way to connect beautifully with others. “I am so grateful I get to do this.” Erick says. “I’m truly excited for the future.”


Previous events

Erick Northrop live!

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Andy's Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine

Erick Northrop has something for everyone! Oldies ranging from Rock & Roll's infancy in the 50's to the bellbottom era of southern rock in the 70"s. Pop hits from the 80's all the way to the 90's alternative that will bring nostalgia for all ages!! Make a weekend out of it!!

WESU Radio interview

Tune in Live on February 15th for an exclusive interview as well as a Live acoustic performance of an original song!

WAPJ Radio interview

Great news! I’ll be appearing Live on WAPJ in Torrington, Monday, January 22, 2018. I’ll be doing a live interview as well as a live acoustic performance of one of my songs live in the studio. Check out to hear the show live, stream starts at 5pm!


Rocktober at O'Briens Pub!

O'Brien's Pub, 1257 Old Colony Road, Wallingford

Erick is back at O'Brien's Pub almost a year after his musical debut. This time he is bringing a LOUDER, more energetic and entertaining set than ever before. There will be something for everyone!!

Erick Northrop live!

O'Brien's Pub, 1257 Old Colony Road, Wallingford

O'Brien's is a great pub that is home to some of the greatest local musicians around. The bartenders are awesome, the prices are great - this local venue really makes you feel like you have been coming for years!

Erick Northrop

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The Space, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT 6514

Performing live with the Give Me Motion/Extra Ordinary Tour along with Dante Cimadamore, Tanner Lavelle, Cole Morson and Lightness (Christopher Sheehan)

$10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door

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