There is no doubt that “Occupied,” Eric Jerardi’s eighth national release is a tour de force. Recorded in Sheffield, Alabama with the legendary Muscle Shoals rhythm section [Aretha Franklin, Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Glenn Frey, Bob Dylan, and more], Eric has created a musical masterpiece combining heartfelt performances with the soul of the Muscle Shoals horns, backing vocals, and the world’s greatest rhythm section. With a solid reputation as an exceptional guitar player, executive producer Allen Farst (Niche) and Legendary producer/engineer David Z [Prince, Fine Young Cannibals, Johnny Lang, Etta James] were instrumental in encouraging Eric as a gifted songwriter and more importantly as a vocalist and the results are undeniable. “Occupied” has officially put all others on notice that Eric Jerardi has come into his own.