Eric Luckey Moore was raised in Tennessee and grew up listening to country, alternative, rock, and pop music. His true love is country, and he still lives in Nashville (Music City) where he grew up. His mom was active in the music community serving on the NSAI Board and being a songwriter herself with voting privileges as a CMA and NARAS member.
One of her co-writers was the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Carl Perkins. Luckey gives Perkins credit for any music success he achieves. As a young teen, he visited Carl and sitting at the feet of Perkins he taught him some guitar licks, songwriting techniques, and shared advice about music.
“Carl told me that a good song had to make you feel something, like move your feet, laugh, cry or give you hope. He said when you write a song, you’re using words to say something that somebody else, somewhere couldn’t find the words to say; and you’re using music to carry those words to them,” Luckey explained.
One of Luckey’s most prized possessions is a guitar selected for him by the award winning musician. “I loved watching Carl play. He told me little things about playing like having a soft touch on the guitar like you’re stroking it, and how the guitar becomes an extension of you when it’s being played. He was right, it has become a part of me,” Luckey continued.
“I remember one day, he listened a long time to me playing, and he was looking so serious I thought he didn’t like it. Then, he looked me in the eyes, smiled really big, and told me I had that soft touch, and one day I could be an “old guitar picker” like him. I can’t think of any thing greater than being half the man he was inside.”