There By Now
Formed in 2001 after meeting in a New Orleans emergency room, Soulscript is Chris Williams, Eric Whittenburg, and Tommy Bowden. After discovering a mutual interest in home recording, they soon began playing and writing together. This led to their debut CD, There By Now, which features eleven original songs written by the band that was released in June of 2002 on Nobody Big Records. There By Now has since been played in over a dozen countries and charted in the top 30 of 15 CMJ(c) reporting stations across the U.S. The country flavored single, 'Lead Me Home,' charted at #71 on June 8, 2003 (ECMA(c)). Chris Williams brings a wide array of talents to the band. In addition to being the lead vocalist and primary keyboard player, he is an impressive lead guitarist, equally at home on electric, acoustic, and slide guitar. He is an emergency room nurse and resides in Mandeville, LA. Eric Whittenburg is a multi-instrumentalist who plays bass, drums, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and percussion on the CD. The only band member not native to Louisiana, Eric performed with bands in St. Louis and Chicago before moving south to New Orleans. He recently moved back to Chicago, IL to complete a podiatry residency. Tommy Bowden is in many ways the engine behind Soulscript. Besides playing rhythm guitar, and providing the harmony vocals, Tommy engineered and mixed There By Now. A native of Lafayette, LA, he has performed with bands in New Orleans for several years. He is an emergency room physician residing in Covington, LA.