Eric Unger hails from Upstate New York. He has lived in Vermont, and currently makes Chicago his home. He is a singer/songwriter/guitarist, and plays bass in the rock band Kate Renegade. He also writes poetry, makes books, and collages.
Eric Unger’s songs carry through them a strong melodic line. They display deft pop instincts, although they are not pop songs, per se. Instead they mine deep wells of thought and feeling, operating from a level just above or below everyday concerns. It is the melody, and the considered and poetic words that enact the melody – that drive the feeling at the heart of the songs. The song is the location where more can happen, where more is possible. The song is the interlocutor, helping us to make sense of ourselves. The song is alive to the lost corners of the world. Eric Unger brings the song to life.