Erik Boyd is a musician, writer and producer. He has toured, recorded, or played bass with Hubert Sumlin, Kirsten Thien, Black 47, Raul Midón, Dave Fields, Angelo Badalamenti, Tarriona “Tank” Ball and Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph (Tank and the Bangas), Deanna Bogart, Magnus Berg, Mary Wells, Baby Wants Candy, Popa Chubby, Marc Ribot, Billy Hector, Ross “The Boss” Friedman (Heyday), Brian Woodbury, Phoebe Legere, The Wygals, Billy Gibson, Kati Mac, Regi Ransdell, Leslie Gore, Tas Cru, Bobby Messano, Ornette Coleman, Larry Coryell, Sam Andrew (Janis Joplin), Samsonite Gypsies, Pat McGuire, Speir Mor, Larry Mitchell, Tony James, Galia Arad, Susan Didrichsen, Mindy Jostyn, Billy and Lisa, Deborah Blando, Sari Schorr, Penny Arcade, Two Ton’s o’ Fun (The Weather Girls), Marc Muller, Dead On Live, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, K.O. (Kario Salem), The Splinters, Elliot Sharp’s Terraplane, Spencer Davis and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees; Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Charlie Thomas and the Drifters, Little Anthony, The Shirelles, Del Shannon and The Mamas & The Papas.
Television performances include: “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “The Artie Lange Show”, “Good Morning America on ABC”, “MTV”, “arte LIVE, France”, “НАЖИВО Lviv Alfa Jazz 2017”, and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”.
His fretless bass work was featured in Angelo Badalamenti‘s slinky soundtrack for the Sundance Film Festival Award-winning film “Secretary”, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. He’s been described by Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine as a “power bassist who has been one of the hidden gems of the New York City scene”.
Erik produced singer-songwriter Kirsten Thien‘s critically acclaimed CD “Delicious”, which featured blues legend Hubert Sumlin. He also produced Kirsten Thien’s solo performance CD release in Bremen Germany “Solo Live From The Meisenfrei Blues Club”.
He is currently playing with and/or producing records for select artists that include Kirsten Thien (NYC), Dave Fields (NYC), Galia Arad (Dublin), Tiokasin Ghosthorse‘s soon to be released record to benefit Native American Children, K.O. (Kario Salem) (Los Angeles), Samsonite Gypsies, Regi Ransdell (NYC), and he produced the album “Cut Me Loose” in 2015 for the 18 year guitar phenom Magnus Berg (Norway) who won the 2015 Blues Bast Music Award for the “New Artist Album Debut”.