About Eric Folkerth and His Music
Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician and blogger from Dallas, Texas. This website supports his music and blogging. For information on his church and ministry, click here.

Eric Folkerth (yes it's his real name) is an award winning songwrite who finds metaphors in all sorts of life experiences: from Dinosaurs and Donut Shops; to the birth of his daughter and the pain of war.

-- Eric was a 2003 semi-finalist in the
Wildflower Festival Songwriter Contest.
-- Eric was a 2004 finalist at the
South Florida Folk Festival Songwriter Competition.
-- Eric was a 2004 finalist at the
Fifth Street Festival Songwriter Competition.

-- Eric's song
I Will Sing has won three awards:
Honorable Mention in the 9th Annual Billboard Songwriter Contest
Honorable Mention in the Great American Song Contest.
It has also been part of a United Nations project, called "
New Songs for Peace."

-- Eric's song "
Prairie Chapel Road," has been called the "unofficial song of Camp Casey," was used as the soundtrack for a short film, and appeared in a story on BBC Radio. The song has been covered by several other artists, and has been downloaded more than 3,000 times.

Critics praise both Eric's CDs and lives shows.
Radio stations in the US and Europe have played Eric's music.
Eric is a favorite performer at
venues in Texas and surrounding states.

Eric has shared the stage with the likes of
David Wilcox, Joan Baez, Tom Prasada-Rao, Cary Cooper, Terri Hendrix, James McMurtry, Jana Stanfield, The Burns Sisters, Rachel Bissex, Peter Mayer, Bethany Yarrow, Rhett Butler, Beth Wood, Brad Thompson, Elizabeth Wills, Bill Nash, Annie Benjamin, Jayson Bales, Tracie Merchant, and a host of Dallas's best songwriters.

Bob Ackerman, Dallas singer-songwriter, says "Eric's songs tell stories the way a good movie does."
Cary Pierce, of Jackopierce, says "Eric's songs have that lullaby quality that reminds me of the stuff I grew up on."

Eric's first CD, "
Songs for the Time Being" was recorded at Phattman Studios in Dallas (Coproduced by studio owner, Clark Findley). Eric is on a second CD (again with Clark), tentatively entitled, "Return." It features guest appearances from Billy Jonas, Rachel Bissex, and a host of talented Dallas-area musicians.

Besides performing solo, Eric is a founding member of "
Connections," a "cover band" of Methodist ministers and layfolks who have raised more than $ 40,000 for charity. The band has performed tributes to Dan Fogelberg, The Eagles, Chicago, James Taylor, Carole King, Elton John and the Doobie Brothers. The forty person, all volunteer band, charges no admission for their shows, but takes up a "love offering" to support one of two worthy charities.

Eric is the writer and creator of the popular "
When EF Talks" blog; covering music, religion, politics, sports, and what ever else he feels like writing.

He is married to Dennise Garcia. Dennise is a
State District Judge in the Dallas County Family Courts. She was named a "Texas Superlawyer" for 2003 and 2004, and has run a marathon (of which Eric is very proud...) Their daughter, Maria, was born in 1997. Eric is the senior pastor of a truly unique Methodist Church in Dallas. (Read his thoughts about music and religion here).