Two-Pint Profile: Eric Dodd

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Interesting questions for interesting people over a couple of pints.

By Brewmaster Taylor Lamm, Oconee Brewing Co.

What’s the first concert you ever attended? Counting Crows, Chastain park. Pretty good start, right? The Wallflowers opened. My brother took me and I remember Adam Duritz, the lead singer, was just walking through the crowd, hanging out. I’m like 10 years old. I shook his hand and life changed. I said, ‘I want to be that guy.’

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? I’m a golfer, so I would have to say Jack Nicklaus. My dad played the opening round with jack Nicklaus at Great Waters in 1992 when it opened and Jack Nicklaus designed that course, so I got to meet him and get a picture with him.

What is your dream venue to play? Red Rocks, Colorado.

Who would you most like to join on stage? Johnny Cash would be number one, but someone living? Bruno Mars would be pretty fun. I’ve got a little work to do before he invites me up.

What was your favorite childhood TV show? “Saved by the Bell,” no question, 100 percent.

Beach or Mountains? Beach.

What’s the last book you read? A friend gave me an autobiography of Bruce Springsteen. It tells his journey, struggling playing clubs, records labels turning him down, but one guy said yes and everyone fell in love with Bruce Springsteen. So it was pretty inspiring.

If you could go back and take any college class, what would you choose? More finance. My dad is obsessed with the stock market, so I’d want to know more about that I guess. You can’t go wrong being more educated about finance.

What are you most proud of? Getting married to my best friend. On the music side of things, I have a song called “The Reason,” which I wrote about her actually, right before we got married. I think it just hit 3 million streams which is my best performing song, and I’m incredibly proud of it. I’ve been in the music business for ten years now and it’s been a wild ride, so that would be the top of the list.

What is your favorite OBC brew? I always start with the Round Here Beer and I usually end up on the Round Here Beer.

  • Eric Dodd is currently living in Nashville, Tenn., with his wife, Anna. He is part of CMT’s Artist Discovery Program and is releasing three new singles in May. Visit ericdoddmusic.com to hear more.

Photography by Kris Hopkins

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