Ask Erik how long he’s been playing drums and the answer is too long, but not long enough. Born into a family of percussionists (his father, 2 uncles, and 2 cousins), Erik taught himself how to play starting around 8 years of age. Cultivating his skills in Minnesota, Erik moved to Florida in 2005 and played in Earthdog, which hailed from Fort Lauderdale. The band released it’s self-titled EP in 2007 and featured Wyatt Pauley of Linear on guitar. After a short stint in NYC, Erik relocated to Port Saint Lucie in 2008 and played in various bands and projects before putting out an ad on craigslist looking to start a rock/blues/jam band. Thus begat Oddessey. Erik and his fiancé, Karan live in PSL with their 3 children. And a dog. Maybe a cat or two.