About Eric

About Eric
It was the music business that brought me to Nashville over 30 years ago, but it is my love for Music City that keeps me here. Originally from Vermont, I have found Nashville to be a great place to live, work, and play.

With prior experience in the music industry as a songwriter, keyboardist, and producer, I now focus on helping my friends and neighbors as they buy and sell the homes that make Nashville living so rewarding. I’ve lived in the historic Belmont/Hillsboro neighborhood, north Williamson County, Inglewood, and now reside in West Nashville.

My community involvement includes past and present volunteering with Boy Scouts of America, Nashville Food Project, Room in the Inn, Nashville Cares, Belle Rive Homeowners Association, Habitat for Humanity, and the City of Brentwood Tree Board [See video about serving with Tree Board here].

I am a graduate of Belmont University (BS) and Lee University (MCM).

about me you may not know (even if we’ve been friends for many years):
  • I share my name with Harry Houdini, the Hungarian born magician, whose birth name was Erik Weisz.
  • My childhood nickname? Hank.
  • Had I been born exactly one year later to the day, I would have been a “leap baby” and would only have celebrated 24 birthdays so far.
  • My first airplane ride, at the age of 18, was 11,933 miles with a routing of Dayton / Chicago / SanFrancisco / Vancouver / Honolulu / Fiji / Sydney / Melbourne, all over a span of 36 hours.
  • Sports? Boston Red Sox. Yes, I was there at Yankee Stadium for Game 6 (Schilling and the bloody sock)  of the ’04 ALCS. The World Series win (after an 86 year drought) broke “the curse of the bambino.”
  • I’ve been in every state in the union, except Alaska. An Alaskan cruise is on my bucket list.
  • Most memorable meal? Dinner at Buckingham Palace, hosted by HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex in 2008, at the invitation of my good friends Sam and Mary Donnelly Haskell.
  • I have visited nearly 100 of Frank Lloyd Wright‘s buildings, and continue as much as possible to stand in that “sacred space” when travel permits. Recent buildings I’ve seen include The Rosenbaum House in Florence, Alabama and Samara in West Lafayette, Indiana.
  • One of my personal goals for 2019 was to bicycle the Natchez Trace Parkway (444 miles) in 7 days (or less). Well, I made it 330 miles until bad weather forced us to stop. I'll finish fall of 2020.
  • Memorable concerts:
    • Bruce Springsteen “Born in the USA” Cotton Bowl, Dallas 1985
    • Tina Turner “Wildest Dreams” Starwood Amphitheater, Nashville 1997
    • Orchestre national de France; Neville Marriner, conductor, Théâtre des Champs-Élysés, Paris 1992
    • Chanticleer, Cathedral of the Incarnation, Nashville 2017
    • Virgil Fox “Heaven Organ” Keene, NH 1972