“Eric Hofbauer has become a significant force in Boston’s improvised-
music scene,” declares Stereophile’s David R. Adler. “His aesthetic
evokes old blues, Americana, Tin Pan Alley, bebop, and further
frontiers. There’s a rule-breaking spirit but also an impeccable rigor, a
foundation of sheer chops and knowledge, that put Hofbauer in the top
tier of guitarists,” he writes.
Hofbauer has been an integral member of Boston’s jazz scene as a
musician, bandleader, organizer and educator for the past twenty
years. He has performed and recorded alongside such notable
collaborators as Han Bennink, Roy Campbell, Jr., John Tchicai,
Garrison Fewell, Cecil McBee, Steve Swell and Matt Wilson.
Hofbauer is perhaps best known for his solo guitar work featured in a
trilogy of solo guitar recordings (American Vanity, American Fear and