Eric Howell is a lot of things: singer, songwriter, producer, filmmaker, performer. Most of all, he’s a storyteller. With his familiar, yet deeply personal brand of Americana and Power Pop, Howell creates a sound ‘Audities’ Power Pop fanzine calls “…equal parts Paul McCartney and Paul Simon backed by R.E.M. on a truly great Wings tune”. Howell’s songs reveal a mix of those influences as well as the occasional twang of The Jayhawks and the spirited charge of Cheap Trick, yet the message is surprisingly cohesive in a live setting, tapping into the poetic appeal of Dawes, Bruce Springsteen, and Guided By Voices. Now operating under the band moniker King Mixer, Howell employs the talents of drummer Nick Kitsos (BoDeans, Sheryl Crow, Toad The Wet Sprocket), Kirk Hunter (a sizzling guitarist by way of New Orleans), and Milwaukee transplant Jake Crowe (bass, sax). The future is unwritten for King Mixer, and Eric Howell has arrived with a pen in one hand and his audience in the other.