Guitar duo to perform at Riviera Theatre Bar
THREE RIVERS — The Riviera Theatre Bar in Three Rivers will be welcoming two unique Midwestern guitarists to their stage at the end of this month.
Singer-songwriter and blues rock guitarist Eric Paul and bassist/vocalist Christine Moad, who goes by the stage name Miss Christine, will take the stage with their musical stylings starting at 8 p.m. on Aug. 30.
Both have been touring as a duo since late 2018, and both said in interviews with the Commercial-News they enjoy performing with each other.
“I’ve always liked to play with people who are better than me, because it pushes me to want to become better,” Paul said. “I’ve never played with a bass player whose precision is pin-point. Her acumen is fantastic. It’s a lot of fun to perform with her.”
“We’ve been touring together since last September, and it’s fun singing with him and performing with him,” Moad said.
Paul, who is originally from Centerville, Ohio, said he grew up around classic rock. His primary inspiration was listening to Jimi Hendrix as an 8-year-old.
“When I first heard him, I was like, ‘whoa, I want to be able to play to express myself like that,’” Paul said. “It really inspired me to want to express myself in an authentic way.”
Paul credited his dad for getting him into rock music, telling the story of playing a “Name That Tune” game with his dad and his sister, identifying the artists that came across the radio “from the time we could speak.”
“My dad raised me on classic rock music, and in all honesty, I’m proud of him, because if it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t know Hendrix or any of the other bands that pretty much started me off,” Paul said.
Moad is originally from Allison, Iowa, located two hours north of Des Moines. She said she has been playing bass since she was 12, and said her main influence was listening to the Beatles, her “favorite band of all time,” and their legendary bass player, Paul McCartney.