Eric Thorin is a musician based in Lyons, Colorado. Raised in a musical family, his first professional engagement was playing trombone along side his father in a big band. He has studied with Stephen Fulton, Edgar Meyer, Art Lande, John Williams (University of Oklahoma), Ed Krolick (University of Northern Colorado), Gene Aitken (UNC) and James Vaughn (UNC) just to name a few.
Eric became acquainted with the acoustic music scene through touring with the Tony Furtado Band. This led to exposure in Bluegrass, Blues and Celtic styles. As a member of Open Road Bluegrass Band he gained a foundation in and great respect for the relatively short bluegrass tradition. Eric continues to explore the new acoustic music realm in the Matt Flinner Trio and with musicians throughout the globe such as Mike Marshall and Darol Anger and as diverse as David Douglass, Ron Miles and Bruce Molsky.
Eric is an adjunct professor of bass in the newly formed Folk and Bluegrass Studies Program at the University of Northern Colorado. He lives with his wife, Celtic fiddler Jessie Burns and their two children in Lyons, CO.