“Rock At My Roots, Country at My Core With Metal On My Mind. ”
Who Am I
His charismatic, grounded, voice filled with genuine sullen feeling is what turns his stage performance into an immersive and captivating experience for the people, about the people. Erick Northrop has one of the more distinctive voices in country music. It is recognizable, powerful and any fan of country music can instantly place it as his own. His writing style hearkens back to the days of country music's past, when it was written with true feelings, emotions and truly relate-able subject matter.
His raw, energetic style of performing combined with his "Summer Not Bummer" style of writing makes even a stripped down solo acoustic show an uplifting and positive experience. His personal and relate-able lyrics are proof that country music is about values and standards as opposed to where you were raised. Allowing his feelings to pour freely from his words and occasionally pensive vocals enables him to strike a balance between hard rock and thoughtful, organic country music. Alternating between the outwardly guitar laden songs such as "Night And Day," "Hole In The Wall," and "Something More." to profound and thought provoking acoustic ballads like "You're With Him," and "Love Letters." His music can be described very simply, like life, with peaks and valleys.
Erick Adam Northrop was born on February 22nd, 1991 and spent the majority of his childhood in rural Oxford, Connecticut. Although having a passionate relationship with music, Erick looked for a more "Blue Collar" approach to living throughout high school. Graduating in 2009 with a certificate in Carpentry. Northrop attended Naugatuck Valley Community College in 2010 briefly before leaving to pursue music full time. While working odd-jobs to survive, he would perform at local Connecticut bars and clubs. honing his craft and signature style, Erick found his niche, which was lost to him in the early days of his career but now feels, as he describes, "somewhere I've always belonged."