From playing the blues with Mick Fleetwood to grooving Hawaiian style with Willie K or Barry Flanagan (of Grammy Award-winning Hapa fame), Eric Gilliom is proving that he knows more than one way to fire up a crowd.

“Soul Sessions,” Gilliom’s first solo project, sold out its two-night run at Stella Blues in April and, as a result, it will become a featured monthly event. Each show showcases Gilliom and an all-star cast of musicians performing Gilliom’s originals in addition to the classic soul and R&B hits of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, and Van Morrison all done with Gilliom’s unique vocal arrangements.

I’m thrilled to share my passion for soul, funk, and R&B with my fans. These were the sounds that originally inspired my music career. It’s fun to mix things up, show my range, and perform for a crowd in such an intimate setting
— Eric Gilliom