Monday, August 13, 2007

An interview with Eric Dodge....

Hello, everyone!!

Well, I copied from Boo Mama and I conducted my own interview. :-) (It's not Mandissa, but in my opinion he ranks right up there with the likes of Mandissa and George Strait.) And you lucky people get to read all about it. :-) As I may have mentioned one or two times Eric Dodge is an up and coming STAR!! He has released two albums, and his latest is currently #29 on the Amazon top 100 for Country albums. For an "Independent" label I think that is pretty darn fantastic!! :-) My prayer is that after you finish reading this interview you will like Eric just as much as we do, and you will hop on over to purchase his CD. You can also visit his web site, or his myspace page to hear samples from his new CD. ENJOY!! :-)

1. Tell us a little about yourself. Well, there is a lot to say here. I am an outdoorsman, a camper, fisherman. I love to be in the mountains hiking. My family is awesome and my friends are great.

2. When did you begin singing? I always wanted to try and learn how to sing but never could get past my fears. It wasn't until Sep 11th 2001 on a cruise ship in Mexico that i finally decided it was time to try Karaoke. The rest is history.

3. Have you always wanted to have a singing career? When did you realize that this was your dream? No I never thought it was possible. I was a science nerd and a police officer want to be. This was never in the picture until a few years ago.

4. Who have been your biggest musical influences? Chris Ledoux, Garth Brooks, Josh Groban, etc...

5. What do you like to do most when you are not singing? What is your "hobby"? Camping and being in the mountains

6. If you could meet just ONE professional singer (living or dead), and spend an entire day with them; who would it be, and what would you talk about? Probably Chris Ledoux, and I would talk to him about his show. How he learned so many cool tricks on stage. I would just get to know him better.

7. On your website we can hear samples of you singing both Country and Broadway. What is your favorite genre of music to sing? What genres do you listen to "just for fun?" What's on your iPod right now? (guess that's 3 questions, huh?) :-) OK so I took the broadway down for the time being. I want to record those songs again. I prefer both styles. Just last week I had to sing for a music camp of aspiring broadway artists. My Ipod has a little bit of everything on it. You will hear mostly country though. That is what i most listen to.

8. Coke or Pepsi? Coke

9. Have you ever thought of trying out for American Idol, or Nashville Star? Yes, I didn't want to to Idol because of all the contracts and stuff but Nashville Star is still a possibility.

10. What was your favorite subject in school? Science

11. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why? Small country Town Utah, (Pangitch, Beaver, Parowan etc) They are close to all of my favorite places. I did consider moving to Alaska at one time though.

12. Who was your biggest "life influence" growing up? What is one thing they taught you, or advice they gave you that you remember, and still put into practice, today? Probably my Parents and Grandparents. I learned stuff that is important from each and every one of them.

13. Where can we buy your CDs? Right now on through my web-site or

14. How did you get the titles for your CDs, "Since I Let You Go" and "Why Not Today"? Where did the ideas for these songs come from? Since I Let you go was from a break up that was all my fault. I had let the girl of my dreams slip through the cracks. Much of my music is influenced by my past relationships. Why Not Today is about me facing my fears. Start living the life of your dreams, Today..

15. Most of the people who know about you already know that you have been involved with FlyLady for the last year. Can you tell us more about that? She is so awesome. She has helped me get to the next level in my music career. She is so close she is family. As well as so many of her employees. I am so lucky to have them all.

16 Out of all of the people you have opened for, so far, who has been your favorite? Collin Raye, he was so nice to us. I really liked him as a person.

17. What musical instruments do you play? A little bit of Trumpet, very little guitar (That's Andy's job) and a tiny bit of piano. Maybe I can play the Cowbell.

18. What is your favorite home cooked meal? I love all food. This would be hard to pick.

19. Since I'm from the South we are ALWAYS sharing recipes. Do you have a favorite you would like to share? :-) Here is my favorite salsa recipe

Eric's Fresh Pico/Salsa

I use a blender or Vegetable chopper for this.
1 quart of fresh tomatoes
1 Large green Bell pepper
½ cup apple cider vinegar
1 onion ( can be left out if you don't like onions)
1 tbs of salt
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs lime juice
1 tsp of minced garlic
For Salsa with a kick,
add 3 to 5 jalapenos to the mix
for even more
add 1 Serrano pepper to the mix
Add more or less salt and vinegar to taste.
This Salsa is fresh and requires no cooking.

20. Tell us about your "day job". I work with my brother Andy and my dad. I am a salesman for Electrical products, like wire, switches, plugs, and light fixtures. My dad has managed the store for 35 years

21. When you receive your first CMA award who will you thank in your acceptance speech? Lol, ok when this happens it will be all of you. You friends and family members who have made this possible.

Again, hop on over to Eric's website and myspace pages to learn more, and hear samples of his music!! :-) This man is going to go far people, let's help him get there!! :-)

Wendy Darling


Anonymous said...

i guess you love eric dodges cd huh

Brenda said...

Very interesting interfiew with Eric Dodge. I love his music.

Melody said...

Okay, how have I never "met" you before? I know I have seen your comments at other blogs, but I never clicked over here until you left a comment on mine. Wow, I like Eric Dodge too! And yes, I found him through the Flylady.

I went back a read a few of your recent posts and we have much in common! I homeschool my kids and we use Switched on Schoolhouse too! My oldest is 11 and I am totally there with you on the love 'em/strangle 'em business.

I've been losing weight with The Biggest Loser Club. I have 4 pounds to go to get to my original goal weight, but just like you, that goal may need to change. They look at your Body Mass Index and I'm not sure that mine will be down low enough with my original goals...we'll see.

Anyway, it was nice to "meet" you, and I'll be sure to add you to my bloglines so I can keep up from now on!

Princess LadyBug said...

Well done Wendy darling!!

Eric said...
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Eric said...

Thanks for the nice interview Wendy!! Thanks for all your support.

WendyDarling said...

Thank you, Brenda. It is great to meet you. :-)

WendyDarling said...

Great to meet you, Melody. :-) Thank you for stopping by.

Congratulations on the weight loss. It is HARD isn't it? But, so worth it. :-)

Glad you liked the interview. I had a lot of fun doing it, and Eric was really great about it. :-)

WendyDarling said...

Thank you, Princess. :-)

WendyDarling said...

You're very welcome, Eric. :-) Thank you for agreeing to let me do it. :-)

WendyDarling said...

Melody, I just had a chance to click on your name to see your blog, and now I remember YOUR THE CAKE LADY!! :-) I LOVE your cakes!! They are so cool! :-)

cade7 said...

Wendy the interview with Eric was great.I was able to meet him in St. Louis @ a Flyfeast and he is so down to earth.He is every mom's dream of a son-in-law.Sincere and caring also family comes first,