Growing up in a small town where sports dominated the social scene, second generation singer/songwriter Will Erickson took a different path and taught himself how to play his dad’s old Yamaha acoustic at the age of 15. His organic talent, blunt, honest songwriting and sultry vocals won him multiple competitions during his years at the University of South Carolina, spurring him to pursue music full time. When his “nine to five” fell through after college, he looked at it as the perfect opportunity to follow a dream and finish what his father had started but had never reached. Erickson’s blend of Country, Americana, Pop and Southern Rock walks the line between commercial country and raw honky tonks, painting the perfect picture of bad relationships, screwing up, drunken nights, and second chances with a blunt and effective delivery reminiscent of storytellers long ago. His sincere and simple approach stems from musical influences Amos Lee, Will Hoge, Steve Earle, and Willie Nelson. His songs perfectly showcase his piercing vocals, soulful lyrics, and guitar-drenched melodies, while conveying real-life emotions and true grit.