Eric Skye, Mark Hanson, and Scott Kritzer in Portland October 11


The Locktender’s Reel

A flatpicking fiddle tune I wrote for an upcoming record with mandolinist Tim Connell. Though here it’s a slower fingerstlye thing. This one goes out in memory of my mother. When I was growing up, she would drop me off in front of lock number 11 on the Delaware Canal in New Hope, Pennsylvania, where I’d fish all day up and down the tow path.

Eric Skye at Tobias Music in Chicago

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Two Eric Skye Model Guitars Being Born At Santa Cruz Guitars.

Eric Skye and Richard Hoover at Santa Cruz Guitar Co checking in two new Eric Skye signature models.

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All Blues From “The Kitchen Sessions.” -Four Videos Shot In Eric’s Kitchen

A Different Kind Of Blue makes Acoustic Guitar’s top ten acoustic albums of the year

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Stella By Starlight On The 00-Skye

Miles Davis’ Son Gives The Thumbs Up For The New Album

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New Video Of My Santa Cruz DH

Fretboard Journal’s Seventh Anniversary Party Highlights


Eric Skye Fretboard Journal

Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Pain Syndrome, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Chronic pain syndrome is a poorly understood body condition that causes local or generalized body pain that remains long after an injury or illness or injury has recovered. Unlike episodes of acute pain, this condition won’t go away and may persist for as long as several weeks to months. The pain in this condition lasts longer than six months, and it is usually accompanied by other associated symptoms such as depression, anxiety, depression, anxiety, anger, disability, and loss of sexual desire.

Chronic pain syndrome may develop secondary to conditions that involve long-term pain, such as certain cancers, chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis, stroke, inflammatory bowel disease, and fibromyalgia. Experts are not yet clear why and how these conditions are related to chronic pain syndrome. Interestingly, pain can even occur when there is no apparent cause or known trigger for chronic pain. According to the statistics, chronic pain affects some 25 million Americans and millions of people around the globe.

Symptoms of chronic pain syndrome

Chronic pain syndrome is a troublesome condition that takes a toll on your physical as well as mental health. While the pain is usually near-constant, there can be episodes of intense pain due to increases in triggers, including stress, depression, or activity. Most of the time localized pain may be cause by nerve pinch, our Nephropathy professional suggest checking this nerve shield plus review.

Pain is the primary and most common symptom of chronic pain syndrome. It can be due to an injury affecting any of the tendons, bursae, or ligaments surrounding the joint, pinching or nerves, or muscle spasms. Pain in this condition can also be a feature of inflammatory joint conditions such as joint infections, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Rarely, it can be secondary to a cancer of the bone or cartilage within a joint.

All Tuned Up At Alberta Rose Theater

How Music can help you boss your immunity and weight loss.

If you’re looking for a quick-fix that will ease anxiety, boost immunity and even shed excess weight, you may be surprised to learn that there’s one thing that can do it all in just 15 minutes a day — music! It’s been shown to decrease blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate all via its ability to reduce cortisol and raise our natural pain-fighting compounds known as endorphins. For more info, here are just a handful of music’s many proven benefits.

Music can keep your workouts consistent
Music doesn’t only make your workouts more bearable or enjoyable — a study from Fairleigh Dickinson University found that listening to music while exercising boosts weight loss results. Researchers found that even after six months the music-listening group adhered more closely to the walking program (98 percent adherent) than the non-music group (only 68 percent adherent). Moreover, participants in the music group lost an average of 16 pounds and 4 percent of their body fat, while their tune-free counterparts lost only half of that. Visit GoodmenProject to learn more about the latest supplements like leptitox.

Music helps support blood vessel function
Music has shown numerous benefits for heart health in patients with heart disease or those battling high blood pressure and related risk factors. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine found that the emotions aroused by joyful music have a healthy effect on blood vessel function. On the opposite side of the spectrum, when study volunteers listened to music they perceived as stressful, their blood vessels narrowed, producing a potentially unhealthy response that reduces blood flow. This is certainly good news if you have a liking for pop music!

Use music to boost your immunity
A Michigan State University team showed that even 15 minutes of exposure to music increases interleukin-1 levels — a compound that heightens our immunity.

Meanwhile, scientists in Florida found that patients who listened to 20 minutes a day of classical music had a 50 percent (or more) reduction in osteoarthritic pain in just 14 days.

Classical music rhythms mimic the average resting heart — approximately 70 beats per minute — and this soothing sound actually helps slow fast-beating hearts.

Concert with Teja Gerken and Jamie Stillway

Eric Skye Guitar, 00-skye

Playing Tunes From The New Album Live On KMHD

Eric Skye on KMHD 89.1 FM

Eric at home in Portland discussing the new album

Equinox (John Coltrane)

First New Solo Album In Seven Years Hits Monday July 2nd!

Eric in June issue of Guitar Player magazine


At Yoshi’s in San Francisco Back In February

Fretboard Journal Podcast Interview


A Lesson On Using Scales

Santa Cruz Guitar Co 35th Anniversary Concert at Don Quixote’s


The 00-Skye model guitar was designed by Eric Skye and Richard Hoover as the Ferrari of fingerstyle guitars in classic pre-war package. It is the ultimate in projection, responsiveness, complexity, and balance of tone. The guitar features master grade Adirondack spruce and Cocobolo rosewood. A twelve-fret 00 sized guitar with slightly deeper body and wider neck. Custom string spacing, scale length, and neck profile make for maximum playability.

Rest of Gear

In addition the two Santa Cruz 00-Skye guitars (one with Adirondack, one with a bearclaw Italian top), Eric uses Santa Cruz Guitar Company mid-tension strings. He plays with Alaska fingerpicks, and a Fred Kelly heavy thumb-pick. When flatpicking, Eric uses a three-cornered, 1.5 mm pick. His capos are made by Phil Elliott. He uses microphones by Austrian Audio (pair of OC818’s) and Neumann (pair of KM184’s).  For amplification he will sometimes use an K&K Pure mini pickup (sometimes with a Baggs Para DI as a preamp/eq and or a seven-band graphic eq pedal. But most of the time he’s just use a microphone into the house PA, or sometimes an AER Alpha amplifier, or often no amplification at all. The sneakers are Pumas.

Local News Story On Signature Guitar

Someday My Prince Will Come

Eric at NAMM in Los Angeles

Performing Saturday night on the Hilton Stage

Slow Moving Dog

Slow Moving Dog, combines Skye’s acoustic guitar with drummer Bruce Robertson and bassist Brian Casey. Slow Moving Dog features ten original tunes Currently out of print, but it is currently available as a download or listen to at iTunes or Apple Music

Eric Skye Trio -Chitlins Con Carne

Eric Skye and Teja Gerken At Schoenberg Guitars in Tiburon CA

Santa Cruz Ad in Acoustic Guitar magazine

Every Saturday Morning That Eric Is Home In Portland

Outdoor concert in Oklahoma