Eric Heideman – Third Degree Gravity


Eric Heideman - Third Degree Gravity

Eric Heideman – Third Degree Gravity
Format: CD
Label: Independent
Release: 2023

Release date: June 30, 2023

Eric Heideman is a young musician from Salt Lake City, Utah. His breakout release, ‘Third Degree Gravity,’ was recorded with a team of Grammy nominees and Blues Music Award and International Blues Challenge winners. Producers Victor Wainwright and JW-Jones, along with master engineer Dave Gross, brought their formidable talents to the table for this record.

“This is the most soulful and high-quality record I’ve made, and in an intimate studio (Fat Rabbit Studios) where artists like Bob Margolin, Seth Walker, Debbie Davies, Candye Kane, Bruce Katz, Victor Wainwright, Tony Holiday, and the late David Maxwell have recorded,” says Heideman. Some of the material is focused on the despair, isolation, and uncertainty that many felt during the COVID-19 pandemic, while other songs are focused on healing, hope, and joy.

The album kicks off with a rock n’ roll à la Fabulous Thunderbirds meets boogie-woogie à la Victor Wainwright showcasing Victor’s brilliant piano playing. The album weaves through classic blues, soul, funk, and Americana, ending with a sense of hope and reassurance with a stripped-down soulful vocal and resonator performance.

Heideman was a featured performer at the 2022 Utah Blues Festival and has traded riffs alongside some of the top blues artists in the world including Victor Wainwright, Nick Moss, JW-Jones, Albert Castiglia, Terrie Odabi, Marquise Knox, Vanessa Collier, Laura Chavez, and Mitch Woods.


01. I Didn’t Do It *feat. Victor Wainwright
02. Money Man
03. You’re Pushin’ Me *feat JW-Jones
04. Where Has the Love Gone
05. Howlin’ Wind
06. Never Felt This Way Before
07. News
08. Say You Mean It Baby
09. Leavin’ Today
10. Turn Out Fine

Eric Heideman – Vocals and Guitar
Victor Wainwright – Keyboards, #1-9, Vocals, #1, 2
Michael Bram – Drums
Matt Raymond – Bass
JW-Jones – Guitar, # 3, Harmony Vocals, #2, 3
Dave Gross – Organ, #2, 4, 8, 9, 10, Percussion, #5, 10