Folk rock that strums the heartstrings and feeds the soul. Eric Sorenson, the Toronto-based singer-songwriter behind G3NERIC, writes original songs that are both dark and uplifting. A multi-instrumentalist firmly rooted in the folk tradition, Sorenson is strongly influenced by artists like Tom Waits, Hayden, and Harry Nilsson. A self-proclaimed ‘melancholic optimist,’ Sorenson songs reflect a playfully serious perspective, a striving for light even in the darkness.

Sorenson is currently preparing to release his debut album, Directions Home. This project is the culmination of several years of writing. A concept album that tells the story of a journey from rejection to belonging. Directions Home begins with the angst of adolescence, growing the through the stages of maturation, through love and loss, and arriving home. The album expresses a wide range of emotions through shifts in instrumentation and poetic lyrics. Featuring straight ahead rock numbers, minimalist acoustic tunes, and evocative instrumentals, Directions Home showcases Sorenson’s diverse songwriting styles. The album is due out later this year.

A recent winner of the Toronto Open Mic Festival, G3NERIC has played local venues including The Opera House, The El Mocambo, and The Cameron House, as well as festivals like Canadian Music Week and NXNE.

Having just completed his first regional tour in Ontario, Sorenson is also quite active in the Toronto music scene. He is co-host of local songwriting groups and has run music workshops for children and for seniors, as well as open mic nights. He performs regularly around Toronto, playing solo as well as in his two groups, Mangosteen Handbook and The Space Between.

For live show listings and more please visit www.G3NERIC.com/live-shows