Will Erickson & The Wreckage
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Will Erickson & The Wreckage

Saint Petersburg, FL | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Saint Petersburg, FL | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Americana Country


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"Gulfster Presents Founder and former A&R for Jannus Live"

"Will Erickson is a crowd favorite at Jannus Live. From headlining performances of his original music and opening support sets for nationally touring acts, to private event bookings, Will Erickson is one of the best musicians I've had the pleasure of working with! He's an extremely talented singer/songwriter with a very likable stage presence and has always conducted himself professionally at all times. I would recommend both booking and seeing WIll to anyone. He's destined for big things." - Adam Simons

"Music Writer for Tampa Tribune and TBO Friday Extra, TBO Friday Extra insert for Tampa Tribune (Jun 25, 2010)"

“Singer-songwriter Will Erickson made a splash at a recent Friday Extra concert appearance. His mix of Americana and rock is as seamless as it is infectious.” - Curtis Ross

"Where Does Will Erickson Go From Here?"

Will Erickson came to Columbia, SC a couple of years back from central Florida and promptly dove into playing the local club and restaurant circuit as a solo acoustic act. The problem, however, was that he left a pretty decent backing band behind in Tampa, and I’m not sure he ever felt quite complete playing by himself–the recent announcement that he was moving his base of operations back to Florida came as no great surprise, then, and judging from the production and arrangements on Erickson’s newly released CD it may be the best move he could make at this point.

If Where Do We Go From Here? had been released back in 1996, we’d be talking about Will Erickson in the same sentence as Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain and Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas. The opening title cut finds him singing a little like Darius Rucker, even.

Since it’s 2010, however, a more modern comparison might be Jason Mraz, given Erickson’s slight reggae influence in the rhythms of several songs. Throughout the disc, it’s the full band arrangements that command attention, especially for those of us who have only witnessed the acoustic Will Erickson. There’s plenty of Tom Petty in “Don’t Do Me Like That,” even though it’s not a cover of Petty’s tune of the same title, and “I Will Wait” displays that inevitable Dave Matthews influence so prevalent among southeastern musicians in particular.

Erickson is moving back home to reconnect with his band and get back out on a wider touring schedule, both tactics should help get this new music across to the wider fan base it deserves.

Kevin Oliver, Free Times, Columbia SC
- Kevin Oliver - Free Times Columbia, SC

"Press Release: October 2008"

"The slightly funky acoustic pop of this Tampa transplant is reminiscent of the early days of Hootie, Cravin' Melon, and Edwin McCain, back when they, too, were slugging it out in the sports bars as human juke boxes playing "Brown Eyed Girl" and "All Along the Watchtower" every night. Erickson has a couple albums worth of his own songs already, however, including 2007's Ghost Songs, and his reggae-tinged playing style has made him a fast favorite around." - Kevin Oliver, Free Times, Columbia SC


The Five Year Weight 

Single: When The Home Team Wins

Single: Tonight

Story and Song: Live from the SOLD OUT Hideaway Cafe

Where Do We Go From Here

Ghost Songs



A second generation singer cut in the mold of his father's southern rock roots of Central Florida and raised in the hardworking small town of Lancaster, SC, Will has as style of Rootsy Americana Alternative Country Rock all to his own. His music tells stories of poor life decisions, alcoholic nights, love lost, and redemption.

To give you an example here's a verse from his upcoming single "Two For One":

...I called ya way too much and probably way too late 
I was just calling to confirm we were never gonna date 
I was pretty sure that you were the one 
Til ya told me I was drunk stop calling after One...

His honest and cynical approach, smirk, and southern drawl makes folks feel like they are a part of the song.

With a vastly grassroots marketing and touring schedule Will has a fast growing loyal fan base that is passionate about his future. He has produced 2 studio albums "Ghost Songs" and "Where Do We Go From Here" along with a Live Album "Story and Song" and his newest endeavor "The Five Year Weight" will be available everywhere beginning September 30, 2016.

Will has shared the stage with many National Recording Artists like:

Corey Smith 
Will Hoge 
David Allan Coe 
Sister Hazel 
Ryan Bingham 
Current Swell