In a brand new exclusive interview with Eric Sardinas conducted by Nightwatcher's House Of Rock, the Los Angeles based hard rocking blues guitarist discusses his brand new album 'Eric Sardinas And Big Motor', released on Steve Vai's Favored Nations label, his musical influences, working with legendary producer Eddie Kramer, appearing with Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, and much more.

An excerpt from the interview follows below :

Nightwatcher's House Of Rock : You have a brand new album, 'Eric Sardinas & Big Motor' out on Favored Nations, which is your first album since 2003's 'Black Pearls'. Why did it take 5 years between albums, and are you happy with the response the album has been getting so far?

Eric Sardinas : The reason that there was that amount of time between releases was the fact that we had an incredibly strong tour schedule. For the last 12 years I've been on the road, 300 nights a year. The opportunities to record were scheduled, then things would happen that would make those opportunities not work out. Time passes pretty quick that way. There were a lot of songs and a lot of things which were envisioned for the record, but to make a long story short, the songs which ended up being on this album developed through that time. 'Black Pearls' was kind of a skin shedder for me, and I really wanted to raise the bar within myself for this new album. I think I'd have to say that I'm happy with the outcome of the record.

Nightwatcher's House Of Rock : What has been your most memorable gig so far in your career?

Eric Sardinas : That's a rough one man. A really tough question to answer. I think I have too many to name. About 5 years ago though there was a festival in Europe, with B.B. King, Robert Plant and myself. Robert ended up flying out earlier than expected, so he ended up going on before me. We just sat in the back and talked for an hour and a half, drinking Budweisers, at around 10 in the morning. What a great morning that was. Seeing him watching me from the side of the stage before going to the airport, B.B. being there, being able to hang out...it was a misty morning, and that was really good, there was a good energy. You can't find that very often.

Nightwatcher's House Of Rock : How would you describe the state of the blues as being these days, and have you met a lot of resistance from the so called blues purists?

Eric Sardinas : As far as the state of the blues today, I think it's incredible. It's always there, and it's always going to be. The thing is, when people think blues, they think somebody's dog's dying. That kind of thing. That's not the blues. The blues is about telling a story. It doesn't matter what kind of story it is. AC/DC is a blues band.

To read the rest of the interview, go to this location : http://nightwatchershouseofrock.blogspot.com/2008/05/talkin-blues-interview-with-eric.html

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