Born in State College, Pennsylvania and raised in North Carolina, Eric Ian Farmer has returned to his birthplace sharing his songs about relationships, social awareness, and finding one's path in life while keeping alive classics by artists like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Bob Marley.  Eric learned how to become one with a song from Bonnie Carter and David Williams, singers in the church of his childhood just across the North Carolina state line in Danville, Virginia.  Eric also draws inspiration as a singer from popular artists like Bobby McFerrin, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye.  And his guitar playing is inspired by the percussive stylings of rock legend Bo Diddley.

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Where are they now? Meet Eric Ian Farmer and Nancy Palladino Houle, Penn State College of Alumni Magazine, Spring 2023

Music with a message at Bucknell: 'It's OK', The Daily Item (2020)

Soul Man, State College Magazine (2017)

Talent on the Rise Town & Gown (2015)

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