Eric McDonald has been a professional performer and instructor of traditional and acoustic music for a decade. The early part of his career was spent cutting his teeth as a mandolinist in the rich local folk and roots music scene in Boston MA. Later, Eric attended Berklee College of Music, where he studied under world renowned mandolinist & guitarist John McGann. Eric's quick ear and tasteful approach drew the interest of many around him and he found himself quickly in demand as a DADGAD guitar accompanist for musicians playing traditional music, with a particular flair for the music of Scotland and Cape Breton.
In 2014 Eric re-located to Portland, ME, where maintains an active touring schedule, supplemented by recording sessions and a variety of teaching endeavors. In addition to Eric's current projects some of his touring credits include celtic supergroup The Outside Track, hodge podge folk band The Dave Rowe Trio, up and coming Scottish fiddler Katie McNally, New England contra dance band Matching Orange, folk-pop outfit Pesky J. Nixon and renowned Cape Breton fiddlers Andrea Beaton & Wendy MacIsaac.