July 13, 2014

It was an amazing show at The Riverside in Laughlin.  At first I was bummed that there was no dance floor.  Then I realized how nice it was to just sit and really enjoy the music.  Another thing I noticed was the look on people's faces when they heard some of these great songs.  You could see them go back in time and remember where they were in life when that song was a hit.  I never had the privilege of seeing George Strait live, but John Eric and his incredibly talented band is providing the next best thing for all of us to enjoy!

Scott Summers

March 28, 2014

The Troubadour Experience, a band from Phoenix, performed George Strait songs at a tribute concert at Hon-Dah March 21. Cowboy hats and boots turned out in large numbers for the tribute band. The concert was sold out weeks before the show and 400 tickets were reported as sold. The music was great and the dance floor stayed packed with two-steppers.

Published on November 19th, 2013 | by Duffy Ladd

Music Reviews: “The Troubadour Experience”

A George Strait tribute band from Phoenix, AZ

Troubadourexp_photo2One of the best things about Arizona is the talented country music bands all over the state.  So how does one stand out in a state full of talented country music artists? Ask John Eric and his band members, because  they are at the top of the Arizona country music scene. When John Eric sings, everyone listens. The Troubadour Experience is built around John’s vocal approach which closely resembles George Strait’s. The Experience features two crucial instruments to the George Strait trademark sound, Tony Cook on fiddle and Jack Smith on pedal steel guitar and the band is wrapped up with Dule Adams on drums, Jason Breshears on bass, and Frank Danna on lead guitar.
 Johns Eric’s stage presence, music, and personality resembles Country Music Legends George Strait and Clay Walker. Since John’s early beginnings as an entertainer in Phoenix, Az he has been entertaining crowds in honky tonks, concerts, corporate events, and private events all over the southwest. The moment John and his band step on stage he is the center of attention. His funny stage humor and infectious energy will bring even the shyest wallflower to the dance floor. John really shines and charms the crowd with his cover tunes such as “ Amarillo By Morning” and “A Fire I Can’t Put Out” and of course “Troubadour”. He will sing countrified versions of Jackson Browne's “ Somebody’s Baby” or  ZZ Top's “Tush”.
John Eric “The Troubadour Experience” proves to not only be a first class performer and musician but an accomplished songwriter as well. His vocals are impeccable with robust control. The band in total has proven to be true professionals in an ocean of amateurs.  For more information on the John Eric Band please visit

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Duffy Ladd

Duffy Ladd, is a Phoenix, Arizona based photojournalist, Established in the industry with his early use of photojournalism techniques in commercial photography, striking editorial and merchandising portraits. He is most notable for his dramatic emotional grabbing portraits. He has worked in a wide range of photographic specialties including: Photojournalism, Movie Stills, Theatrical Headshots, Fashion, Editorial, and Glamour.

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