American based Reggae artist Eric Smith who hails from Papine, St. Andrew has been carving a niche for himself on the North American Reggae scene. He has been performing in the US for the past five years, stomping his class on events such as the Vermont Roots Festival and the Woodbury Reggae Festival in Connecticut, sharing stage with the likes of Steven Marley, The Wailers Band and Tinga Stewart. Last summer saw the release of Eric's debut album "Rocky Road" which was produced and released in America by Cultural Talent Agency/ Mighty Roots. "Rocky Roads" is available through cdbaby.com, BestBuy.com, CircuitCity.com, amazon.com, CDnow.com, barnes&nobles.com; CDuniverse.com, samgoody.com and artistdirect.com.
"Rocky Road" is a fifteen track strictly Roots Reggae album, which features Eric's crystal clear vocals which is hauntingly similar to that of former Black Uhuru lead singer Michael Roze, who is also one of Erics greatest influences. Several songs from the album such as "Selassie I Rule" & "Oil War" have been receiving good rotation in the US and also in Jamaica.
Even though Eric is enjoying a fair amount of success abroad his greatest desire is to make his mark on home soil. The next six months will see him and his management team concentrating a lot on the Jamaican market. Currently his management team is promoting two singles from the album "Selassie I Rule" & "Oil War" in Jamaica. Both songs will be released locally through In The Streets distribution in the month of March.