Eric Van Zant
Born in southern Kentucky, Eric Van Zant grew up engulfed in faith, family, and southern rock. Fascinated by the way six strings could tell an entire story with a single note, a determined Van Zant became an apprentice of his instrument from a young age. After foundational years of playing and singing in the church, he took an ear to the raw and honest style of artists like Lynyrd Skynryd, Marshall Tucker and The Allman Brothers, and the mood and tone of blues rock heroes such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King. The countless hours spent mastering the techniques of these musical mentors saw Van Zant uniquely form his own take of the classic American sound.
The quest to professionally write and perform saw Van Zant co-found the American Christian band ‘7eventh Time Down’ as lead guitarist. This was a solidifying career milestone, and as the band continued to grow, so did their tour schedule, industry success and recognition. After touring both nationally and internationally, performing over 120 shows per year, a surge of traction saw 7eventh Time Down sign with BEC Records and launch into new career heights. During Eric’s involvement, the band produced three Billboard “Top 10’s”, two Billboard “Top 20’s” and ultimately held a Billboard Number One single consecutively for six weeks. The band received multiple Dove Award and K-LOVE nominations before Van Zant felt his thirteen year stint with the group was coming to a close.
With thousands of miles of concert tours under his belt, It’s no wonder that Van Zant’s latest solo project is already gaining rapid momentum with current fans and new listeners alike. This ain’t no first rodeo - his debut EP released late 2018, landing at Number 7 on the overall iTunes Rock charts, and Number 52 on the global iTunes album charts. The music video for “Devil’s Neck” achieved over 30 000 combined views within it’s first week alone and continues to grow.
Somewhere between blues, southern rock and country, Eric lines his music with sincere faith filled lyric to offer a distinctly fresh collection of songs, that are sure to move listeners both nation-wide and beyond. See Eric and the band take to the stage through the summer of 2019 to experience what is the latest chapter in the musical journey of Eric Van Zant.