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Eric Bettencourt

  • The Buzz Mill 1505 Town Creek Drive Austin, TX, 78741 United States (map)

Eric Bettencourt is an award-winning songwriter based in Austin Texas. With a quick wit and controlled-intensity Bettencourt brings his live shows to life using an expansive catalogue of original crowd-pleasing songs. Where so many artists are content recycling the same old sounds and songs Bettencourt is one of the rare few able to forge his own. Utilizing his piano-like 6 &12 string finger-style guitar work and a natural vocal delivery, somewhere between Ray LaMontagne and Robert Plant, he never lingers long in any one sound. Constantly blending, bending, and stretching different genres and styles into his multi-layered musical concoctions is what continues to gain him fans all around the country. Eric got his musical start in the beautiful coastal city of Portland, Maine where his unique sound garnered him a strong fan-base and consistent FM radio play. It's here that he shared the stage with notable acts such as Grace Potter and the The Wood Brothers. These last few years have seen Eric nationally recognized in the songwriting department:

1st Place - Songdoor Songwriting Contest 2014
Silver Award 2013- Mid-Atlantic Song Contest - Rock/Alternative
2nd place - Dallas Songwriters Association Song Contest -  Americana; 2013
Winner - Kerrville Folk Festival; New Folk Contest 2013
Runner Up - Best Folk Act; Portland Phoenix 2011 (voter chosen)
Winner - Best House Band (Velourosaurus); Portland Phoenix 2011 (voter chosen)
Winner - Best Folk Act; Portland Phoenix 2010 (voter chosen)
Runner Up- Best Local Album; Portland Phoenix 2010 (voter chosen)
Runner Up- Songwriters Showdown - 2009 // @ericbettencourt //

Later Event: December 22
Colin Gilmore & Christy Hays