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Dennis Eugene Eggers

Dennis Eugene Eggers
Location:
Nashville, TN, USA
Postal code:
37203
Genre:
Americana, Country, Blues
Label name:
Restless Roots Records
Members:
Dennis Eugene Eggers
Influences:
Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnson, The Carter Family
Website:
http://denniseugeneeggers.webstarts.com/

Bio

Born January 15, 1948 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Raised as an airforce brat, the nomadic lifestyle stuck as an adult though my dads E. TN Smokey Mountain heritage and my mothers South Western High Country roots continue to be the primary cultural influences of my life and music. The folk music of the Smokey Mountains combined with my love for traditional Southern Gospel and Delta Blues mixed with the high lonesome Cowboy ballads, Texas roadhouse blues and the influences of the San Francisco Psychedelic 60s jam bands are evident in my music today. My music (like me) is real and raw Americana. My public performances are very candid, spontaneous and marked by unrestrained flow of consiousness. My intimate relationship with the subject matter of my songs communicate my ironic, dark humor and total acceptance of the dark, lonely hours born from introspection and observation of what it means to be truly human. My fathers passion for history and traditional music and my mothers love of the visual arts along with my parents combined interest in spiritual life influenced my own studies in those areas with their support and encouragement. My personal life experiences also led me into seeking deeper understanding of the concepts of freedom and responsibility. A Viet Nam war combat veteran, I joined the U.S.M.C. and volunteered for combat duty after graduating from Young High School in Knoxville, TN in 1966. The experiences as a young Marine serving in Viet Nam definately influence the darker elements of my lyrics. I have been playing and composing music, writing lyrics and ramblin around the country for a half century now and after many attempts at romantic relationships Ive been fortunate and blessed to have the love and companionship of my best friend, biggest fan, manager and wife, Sandra Nordwall Eggers. We were married April 30, 2011 at Owen Bradley Park here on Music Row.