By Jessica Fox
This week’s Friday night summer concert series in Fishers will feature vocalist and songwriter Eric Lindell on June 6. Special guest Zach Day will be opening for this event.
The inaugural Amp After Dark concert series will kick off with Lindell’s performance and will feature different artists through Aug. 29. This will be the nationally-known singer’s first time performing in the Fishers area.
Lindell said he did not really come from a musical family – he first found his love of music while jamming with a group of friends that he grew up with. And what started out as passion has grown into a career.
“It’s one of those things you get hooked on. I got the bug at an early age,” Lindell said when referring to his passion for music.
To those who have not come across his songs, Lindell describe his style as a little bit of everything. What we now commonly call ‘Americana’ music, his songs are infused with the sounds of country, rock and blues.
Lindell said some of his greatest musical influences are blues artist Junior Wells and the soul-singing group The Impressions. But he often finds inspiration for his own original music in his everyday life.
“If I had the chance to perform with anybody it would probably be the Stones,” Lindell said.
For anyone who wants to pursue a career in music Lindell offers this piece of advice: “Stay with it and learn as much as you can.”
He also said that it is very important to play as many gigs as possible if someone wants to become involved in the music industry.
The free concert will be held at 9 p.m. June 6 at the new Nickel Plate District outdoor amphitheater in downtown Fishers.