Acoustic Empowerment describes the music of singer/songwriter Erich Mace. From an early age, the Reading, PA native was exposed to the sounds of 60’s and 70’s rock and roll through his father, an amateur musician. Erich’s first stage appearance had already occurred by the age of 3, as he and other children would dance and place toy instruments with his father’s band. Erich recalls writing tunes and jingles for even the most mundane aspects of life.

He began publicly performing in Pittsburgh in 2005, and his confidence grew as he explored the Pittsburgh music scene. Today Erich is devoting himself to empowering people through the music he writes, appearing at venues in the Mid-Atlantic region. Erich’s music has landed him on some notable stages thus far including The North Star Bar, Milkboy Coffee, World Café Live (all Philadelphia region), Arlene’s Grocery, and Kenny’s Castaways (New York City), as well as numerous Christian retreats and community events in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York.

Late June 2007 saw Erich gaining momentum as he was awarded “People’s Choice” at the Emergenza 2007 Philadelphia Acoustic Hero Contest, and later that year, “One Day Won” was chosen for Quickstar Productions’ “Chill Out” album-an acoustic compilation featuring East Coast artists currently in digital distribution. In 2008, Berklee student Christian Matthew came into the mix, adding a second layer of acoustical intricacy. August 2008 saw them elected to take part in the Philly Song Shuffle, a 3 hour event showcasing Philadelphia’s finest singer/songwriters.

Erich’s music can be described as acoustic/folk with melodic vocal layers and finger style guitar having an earthy, raw feel flavored with positive and empowering lyrics. He has been compared to Leo Kottke, Jack Johnson, Guster and Keller Williams.