*************** 'You will be moved by the beautiful and thoughtful music of one of Portland's best emerging singer/songwriters' Eric Nelson grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and followed a traditional career path in corporate America after graduating from college. He married, relocated to Portland, Oregon and earned his C.P.A. certificate while working in the financial world. In 1996, Eric began to search for something more meaningful in his life. Something that would better represent who he was inside. He began to write songs. But these weren't just ordinary songs about cars, bars and girls. These were songs about dreams, relationships and trying to find your place in the world today. Light Years is the culmination of that 4-year process. Featuring the beautiful accompaniment of Tim Ellis, Light Years will immediately strike a chord within anyone who has ever battled themselves while trying to find true happiness. 'That's what the title Light Years means to me...that when you struggle through the dark days, you can ultimately find a happier way of life, or light years.' Eric has been featured on Portland's KINK radio Local Artist Spotlight and on VH1's 'A Night With'.