Arizona Arts Live is proud to present Eric Schaffer live for The Tucson Studio. Filmed and recorded in Centennial Hall, this treasure of the Tucson folk scene plays a set full of love, hard-won wisdom, and tales of Tucson.
Eric Schaffer has been on the Tucson music scene since moving here from the east coast in 2007. After honing his craft playing with various local musicians, he began playing solo and eventually formed his band Eric Schaffer and the Other Troublemakers, which has become a Southern Arizona favorite. He has opened for acts such as Clint Black, and Marc Cohn at Tucson’s Fox Theater, and has performed all over the US.
Eric has been a 4-time finalist in the Tucson Folk Festival’s Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Contest, coming in 2nd place this year. He has also been a finalist in the Great American Songwriting Contest (2016) and Passport to Nashville (2018). He and his wife Carol make their home in the desert outside of Tucson, where they have been co-writing music together since 2011.
Join us at 6pm on Thursday, August 12th for the release of this live performance video, filmed in Centennial Hall.