Over the years, Eric Erdman has become one of Mobile’s most revered songsmiths. Since embarking on his solo career, Erdman has dreamed of traveling to Muscle Shoals to record in Alabama’s music capital. In order to fulfill his dream, he looked to the philanthropic website Kickstarter. After his campaign ended, Erdman had raised more than enough money to finance the creation of his latest album, “Not Slowing Down.”

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Erdman has always peppered his songs with soul and the tracks on “Not Slowing Down” are no exception. “Ain’t Been Right (Since I Left You)” displays Erdman’s talent for mixing smooth vocals and soulful grooves. The album also has its share of poignant ballads, such as the album’s title track.

Erdman also had a host of special guests on “Not Slowing Down,” and they will be joining him at the release party. The crowd can expect appearances from The Hussy Hicks, The Deluxe Trio, Ryan Balthrop, Lee Yankie, Harrison McInnis, Kristy Lee, Les Hall, Cary Laine and Holli Mosley. The show will also feature a horn section comprised of Blake Nolte, Jeff Lynn, Chip Herrington and Larry Carter. 

Eric Erdman album release party
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 13, doors at 6 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $10 adv./$15 day-of