Zirque Bois d’Arc: Things I Should’ve Done Better - guitar led exploration of thriving in a dystopian universe
Zirque Bois d’Arc is the alter-ego of longtime Austin, TX sideman (and occasional frontman) Eric Roach. From the 90s bluegrassy stylings of The Fencesitters to current rock and progressive stalwarts Lick Lick and Baby Got Bacteria, Eric has been a contributing member of over 100 live acts since attending high school in Austin in the 1980s.
In November 2015 the first two Zirque Bois d’Arc records are being released as CDs and digitally. Things I Should’ve Done Better is a guitar driven instrumental album in the style of Jeff Beck with a modern Texas Flare.
Eric Roach is a musical journeyman with 3 decades experience playing a variety of instruments and genres on Austin stages. Starting with his high school bands Halsey Taylor and The Larrys (who recorded the 1985 7″ Twisting By The Fridge at Earth and Sky Studio and opened for The Big Boys, Glass Eye and many other seminal Austin acts) through today he has played in dozens of live musical acts, notably The Wampus Cats (with Amy Tiven and George Brainard), The Fencesitters (aka The Fencecutters – 4 self-produced albums), Alfalfa Male, The Stupor Friends, The Passed Out Flyers, Cave Bees, Pinkie Sworn, Chablis, Lick Lick (3 albums on Australian Cattle Dog Records and one awesome tour of Japan), and Baby Got Bacteria (early 2016 release Boo scheduled).
Things I Should’ve Done Better is a guitar led exploration of thriving in a dystopian universe. Written in a two day flurry on Venice Beach, and recorded over the next year, the CD features performances from Sam Arnold, David Hobizal, Pat Kennedy, Chuck Fisher, Matt Kelly and Peter Stopschinski as well as horn arrangements by Sam Arnold and string arrangements by Grammy Award winner Peter Stopschinski.