The first release from Eric Hester in over four years, Blue Tattoo, is a songwriting tour-de-force. In it Eric incorporates elements from his alternative rock past, yet still keeps his folky sensibility. Blue Tattoo features several of the same musicians as his critically acclaimed release RED. Once again he draws on the production skills of Nashville renaissance man Craig Carothers, and some of the Nation's finest musicians including Andrea Zonn ( Vince Gill ), Phil Baker (Donna Summer), Joe Heinemann ( Delbert McClinton ) and Claudia Holden ( The Peaceful Dead ). With tracks like MTM and Cannonball already receiving serious airplay around the Midwest, Blue Tattoo promises to take Eric Hester's music to an even larger audience.