Eric Benson · lead guitar

Eric played his final show with Smackwater Jack on March 29, 2014


Guitars: Gibson Les Pauls
Amp: Soldano/Marshall
Cabinet: Marshall 1960B with TV Cloth
Speakers: 60 watt Celestion 30s
Pickups: EMG
Strings: GHS
Picks: Custom Dunlop USA 1.14mm
Effects: MXR, Dunlop

Previous Bands

S.L.O.T., Size Matters, Insanity

Favorite Bands/Artists

Killswitch Engage, Metallica (pre '88), Taylor Swift, Edwin McCain, Sevendust, Eagles, Black Stone Cherry, Ozzy (pre '92), Shinedown, Stone Sour, Pink, Katy Perry, Adele, Sixx A.M., Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Van Halen (pre Hagar) Pride & Glory, Foo Fighters, Maroon 5, Extreme, Sect. 8

Guitar Players

Zakk Wylde (pre '96), George Lynch, Nuno Bettencourt, Albert Lee, James Hetfield, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Paul Gilbert, Billy Gibbons, Warren DeMartini

Other Interests

Books: "How to Read for Dummies", "Hooked On Phonics", "You're A Naughty Child and That's Nothing But Pure Concentrated Evil Coming Out The Back End Of You"

Sports Teams: New York Yankees, whoever is playing against the Cowboys

Movies: Christmas Vacation, Fletch, Star Wars (III, IV, & V), Superbad, Good Luck Chuck, Fight Club, 12 Monkeys, Jaws, Finding Nemo, Office Space, Spaceballs, The Prestige

TV Shows: Family Guy, Dexter, Ghost Hunters, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, The Universe, Naked Science, Friends, Criminal Minds, C.S.I., Numb3rs, Drinking Made Easy, Whitney

Hobbies: Astronomy

Quote: It's not where I am, it's who I'm with that matters - Benson