Eric C Hughes is a Houston-based drummer and performer. He grew up in New Hampshire and has his BA in Music from Plymouth State University and his MM in Studio Music & Jazz from the University of Miami (FL).
Eric moved to Texas in 2001 where he quickly worked his way into the local music scenes in both Austin and Houston. Over the last 18 years Eric has worked with The El Orbits, Mike Stinson, Jesse Dayton, Rick Broussard's Two Hoots and A Holler, Tony Scalzo (Fastball), Archie Bell, Roy Head, Barbara Lynn and several others.
He currently performs full time with Allen Oldies Band and Nick Gaitan as well as The Derailers every week at the Broken Spoke in south Austin.
Eric is a certified K-12 Music teacher in the state of Texas and has taught all percussion studies and directed award-winning ensembles at Westside HS and Hightower HS. He is currently teaching privately in his home studio in Midtown, Houston and performing several times a week.