Eric Dahl is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, TV/Radio show host, freelance magazine writer, guitar collector, author, 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 is set to be released soon. 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 moving his family 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 500 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 in Heartland News at 9 on FOX 23 in Cape Girardeau, MO and through the nationally streaming app STIRR.
In July of 2020 the Rock & Review TV show, a half hour program featuring previously non-broadcast artist interviews, premiered in Nashville, TN and began airing weekly on FOX 17.
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.
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 a Free Podcast through iHeartMedia Nashville also!
So far, Dahl has had over 5,000 articles published 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 Life Style Editor in August of 2015.
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 family, reading, traveling and making music whenever he is given the opportunity.