Paper Jams: Getting on singer-songwriter and musician Eric Ripper’s ‘Wavelength’

FEATURE — Live music has returned to Southern Utah and the Canyon Media crew is back to highlighting local musicians, so gather around for another session of Paper Jams.

Gentry Music & Arts recently welcomed singer, songwriter and musician Eric Ripper to play some original songs. A Detroit native who now calls the forest near Zion National Park home, Ripper performed “Wavelength,” one of his most recent works. It’s not yet released but likely to be his next single.

Watch (and hear) Eric Ripper perform at Gentry Music & Arts in the media player above.

Ripper wrote “How You Wanna Live” about five years ago and included it on his 2020 album “Story Notes.”

“I really like the lyrics to it,” he said. “A lot of people have told me they found it relatable, and I still relate to these lyrics today.”

A self-taught guitarist, Ripper also plays piano, drums and ukulele and dabbles in any instrument he can get his hands on. His original work is available for listening on Apple Music and Spotify.

Gentry Music & Arts

From keyboards to ukuleles and palettes to paintbrushes, a passion for creativity is soaked into the walls of Gentry Music & Arts.

After 35 years in business, owners Garry and Carmen Gentry have become a fixture among visual and performing artists in the community. They offer not only instruments but also works of art as well as piano lessons, art classes and facility rentals. Their goal is to reach out to people in the St. George area and bring happiness to their lives through art and music.

If you’re a musician interested in playing on a future episode of Paper Jams, you can contact St. George News in the Facebook comments for this article or email [email protected].


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