Erratic | Murfreesboro Band | Murfreesboro Music Scene
Upon first listening to Erratic, you may not get the relevance to the name. However by the intro to the track “Blues Man”, you’ll be reminded of Pink Floyd inspired rock, with latin inspired grooves. Erratic seems to have a variousof tunes that cross over in to rock, pop, country, and jazz. The band’s sound IS erratic, but in a good way that is pleasing and entertaining to the ear.
Erratic performs many different styles of, hence the name of the band. Musical genresinclude rock and roll, blues, folk, jazz and country. Its eclectic sound surpasses any you have heard. Slapping the ears of their listeners with different melodies and lyrics, keeping them on their musical toes. There is something for everyone to enjoy in these original tunes.
Founded by Chip Woody. Chip’s unique writing ability and arrangement talents exceed description. Erratic’s musicianship is astounding. Its resounding, refreshing and unique sound is an indescribable change for alllovers.
Chip Woody (founder) was offered a recording contract at the age of 17 by DOT Records. His parents were against this and, since the contract required their signature, they would not sign for him. They were afraid he would devote his life entirely to playing music and would have no aspirations to do anything else. He has written and played sessions for Bill Walker (arranger and band leader of the late and greatJohnny Cash), Wayne Carson (co-writer of “Always on My Mind,” which was recorded by Elvis and Willie Nelson), and “The Letter” (recorded by The Box Tops and Joe Cocker). He also sang backup for Harry Chapin. He has played on many sessions in, . He owns a studio located in , , in which he has recorded such greats as Johnny Hiland, Ray Flacke and many others. His musical talent as an arranger as well as producer can be heard in his recordings. Erratic is a mixture of multi-talented individuals to include:
CJ Summerfield, a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter/producer and a performing veteran whose credits range from touring with the late great Nicolette Larson (Sony), and Fire Town (Atlantic) to appearances on the nationally syndicated television show “Star Search” as well as programs for American and Japanese television. Highlights also include: penning four hit singles (two top ten) and producing and performing on national radio commercials. CJ was also nominated for a Grammy award for the 36th annual Grammy awards.
Ron Sherer is an accomplished musician on pedal and lap steel guitar, trombone, harmonica, as well as guitar. He has been playing in bands since 1962. He studied music composition and theory with renowned professors, Dr. Thomas Ferguson and the amazing saxophonist James Terry (who played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and recorded for Stax Records). Ron has played many genres to include symphony orchestra, rock and roll, blues, wind ensemble, country, jazz, folk, R&B and soul. He has played with such greats as Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Pride, Tony Joe White, Razzy Bailey, Charlie Louvin, Marvin Stamm, James Williams, Ernie Ashworth, Jeannie Seeley, Freddie Hart and many others. He has also played on many studio sessions. Ron has opened shows for many artists, among them, Blake Shelton, Billy Currington, Freddie Hart and Razzy Bailey. He has been playing with Erratic since 2004.
David Harbin received his first real drum, a Slingerland snare, at age four and formed his first rock band, the Road Runners, in the 5th Grade. David has played drums in various dance/original music bands all through elementary, high school, college, up to present. While studying music and theater in college, David was musical director for the MTSU Touring Show and several productions, including Tommy, Godspell, and The Little Prince. David was a full-time drummer at Opryland USA in the Country Music USA and Rock Shows and toured with Opryland Productions. David also played drums at the Grand Ole Opry, backing various Opryland artists. Over the years, David has played as pit drummer in numerous Nashville theatrical productions and has continuously played in dance bands. Currently, David is an attorney practicing environmental law. David also plays piano and guitar and owns Honey House Recording Studio in Bellevue, TN. David has been playing with Erratic since 2001.
Joe Keith, electric and acoustic bass player, vocalist and sound engineer, has been playing in bands since 1965. Joe plays many music genres, to include choral music, concert band, rock and roll, blues, country, bluegrass, jazz, folk, soul and many others. Joe has played with such greats as the late Dottie West. Joe’s involvement with other bands have led him to open for acts such as “The Hit Men of Music Row,” Leigh Ann Rimes, Phil Vassar, Keith Urban, Ronnie Dunn, Tim McGraw, John Bon Jovi, and many others. Joe is at home in a small, intimate setting or a larger arena such as the Ryman Auditorium. He has been playing with Erratic since 2008.
Joey Cochran: Drums and Percussion. Joey has been performing in and around Nashville, TN, since 1986. Performances include orchestral, symphonic, concert and ensemble, community bands, praise bands, Christian acts, local rhythm and blues, jazz, fusion, rock, country and recordings. He has performed both cover tunes and originals. He has toured with “The Continental Singers.” Joey is a devoted husband and father of two. He is currently a software developer. His passion for performing live music is a must see. He has been with Erratic since 2006.Erratic’s experience, with its wideof raw talent, speaks for itself. This band is a marvel in its willingness to take risks to make the music diverse and a treat for anyone’s listening pleasure.
UPCOMING SHOWS in Middle:
Aug 20 Friday Night 8-12 PM –– Good Time Charlie’s inside Lanes, Trains, & Automobiles
Aug 21 Saturday Night 6-8 PM – Nashville – French Quarter Cafe
GUITAR – MANDOLIN – HARMONICA – VOCALS: Chip Woody
LEAD GUITAR – KEYBOARD: C.J. Summerfield
STEEL GUITAR – TROMBONE: Ron Sherer
BASS: Joe Keith
DRUMS: David Harbin
DRUMS – PERCUSSION: Joey Cochran
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