Eric Dahl is a TV/Radio show host, writer for multiple magazines, published author, guitar collector, guitarist, singer, songwriter, winemaker and Harley enthusiast based in Nashville, TN. He was born in Peoria, IL and raised in rural Southeast Missouri. He has played guitar since he was 5 years old thanks to his father, Jerry Dahl, who was a bassist. Dahl holds a BA in Mass Communications and a Music Minor in Jazz and Classical guitar from Southeast Missouri State University and briefly studied at Belmont University. Eric came to national attention in 2009 when he purchased and returned B.B. King’s previously stolen 80th Birthday Lucille from a Las Vegas Pawnshop. King then allowed him to write a book on all of his Lucille’s titled “B.B. King’s Lucille and the Loves Before Her” which he released in 2013. A 2nd Edition of the B.B. King Lucille book released in October with a new Publisher, Centerstream Publishing, and included six new chapters and a forward by the late Southern Rock/Country Music Legend Charlie Daniels! Dahl is a contributing editor for The Blue Book of Electric and Acoustic Guitar Values and provides instrument values for pawnshops, music stores and individuals around the world.
After to Nashville, TN in 2011, previously residing in Las Vegas, NV for ten years, Eric launched the “FOX 17 Rock & Review” in FOX 17 This Morning. The interviews began in 2012 and over 600 music-based segments have broadcast so far. In these interviews Dahl focuses on musical artists, bands and music related authors of all genres of music. The “FOX 17 Rock & Review” is also aired nationally through the STIRR App, www.fox17.com and past interviews can be viewed on the YouTube channel at rockandreview17.
In July of 2020 the Rock & Review TV show launched, a half hour program featuring previously non-broadcast artist interviews, premiered in Nashville, TN and began airing weekly on FOX 17 with over 50 episodes broadcast so far.
From September 2016 through February 2020 Eric hosted a bi-weekly hour-long radio program, Acme Radio Gear Gab, on Acme Radio Live streaming radio from downtown Nashville in the studio at Acme Feed & Seed for three and a half years.
Dahl’s current radio project is FOX 17 Rock & Review Radio on WLAC a weekly hour-long radio show featuring music artists that airs on WLAC 1510 AM, 98.3 FM and the iHeart App and Stream Nationally. After Rock & Review Radio broadcasts it becomes an iHeart Radio Podcast available Nationally.
So far, Dahl has had over 10,000 published articles covering music gear, artists, music books and vintage instruments and has written for: Maverick Country magazine (UK), Guitar Tech + Recording, Collectible Guitar magazine, Worship Musician magazine and Christian Musician magazine. Front page features have included: Tommy Emmanuel, Brian “Head” Welch, Thousand Foot Krutch, Stu G, Kiefer Sutherland, JD Simo and Daniel Donato. Maverick Country Magazine promoted Eric to US Editor in 2021. In May of 2021 he accepted the position of Music Gear Editorial Lead for the most popular songwriter focused publication American Songwriter Magazine.
Dahl has several more books in the works with his new publisher and is already working on his next project.
In his spare time Eric enjoys time with his daughter, reading, traveling and making music whenever he is given the opportunity.