Hometown: Austin, TXEric McKinney is an in-demand engineer/producer, artist consultant, booking agent, song pitcher, songwriter, and musician who co-owns and operates Wonderland Studios, Texas Time Artist Services, and Texas Time Records. Wonderland is a busy project studio facility in “The Live Music Capitol of the World,” Austin, Texas. Eric has a long list of engineering and production credits which includes working with some top Texas artists and session players.
He has contributed articles to music industry publications, judged talent competitions, and is a graduate of The Recording Workshop (Recording Engineering and Music Production Program). He previously worked for an Austin based research/marketing/consulting company for over 10 years as well as Anderson Merchandisers, L.P. (a NARM Nominee [National Association of Recording Merchandisers], and one of the nation's largest music distributors) in which he assisted representatives from EMI Music, Sony BMG, Universal Music, and WEA Corp with strategic marketing/placement, in-stores and special projects.
Eric also tours as lead-guitarist with Mark McKinney and the Cosmic Cowboys, who have gained two top-10 songs on the 2007-2008 Texas Music Charts, and have opened shows for such charting artists as Kevin Fowler, Randy Rodgers, Wade Bowen, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Eli Young Band, Trent Summar, and Trent Tomlinson.