Acoustic Shadows Biography

Don't let the name fool you, Acoustic Shadows is definitely electric and their music is somewhere between Americana and high octane jam band rock. Born under the Redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the all-original music is an intoxicating blend of powerful acoustic guitar, fierce electric lead guitar, lap steel, keyboards and harmonica mixed in like a tasty jambalaya with a rock solid rhythm section of drums, percussion, and bass.

Erik Rozite is the creative force behind the band, writing all the songs, singing, and playing his signature style of driving rhythm guitar. Paul Stevens, multi-talented drummer extraordinaire, Jim Anderson on percussion, and Bill Shaw on bass hold down the rhythm section. Lead guitarist Zac Clow and Brian Valentine on Harp complete the picture with there soaring and atmospheric leads.

Acoustic Shadows got its start when Mr. Rozite was offered the opening slot for Pat Travers at the famed Brookdale Lodge, in Brookdale, CA,Erik got to open for the Tubes and he decided to put more energy into his songwriting, and find the personnel to round out the sound he envisioned for Acoustic Shadows. After jamming with various musicians, he solidified the line up with Mr. Clow, Mr. Stevens, Mr. "Shadow Man" Shaw, Mr. Valentine and Mr. Anderson.

The group has released 4 CDs, professionally recorded at local studios,…and presently has another in the works at Gadgetbox recording studios in Santa Cruz.

- 11 (Paradise Recording, Santa Cruz, CA, 2010)

- Wilson Street (Hans Heims Studio B Aptos CA, 2012)

- LSD Moon Brewing Company (droolpig productions, Boulder Creek CA 2012)

- Buzz Pie (Gadgetbox Recording studios, Santa Cruz CA 2014)

- Nickel Nipple Tickle (Gadgetbox Recording studios, Santa Cruz CA TBA )

Acoustic Shadows plays many gigs and festivals in and around their Santa Cruz Mountain home area, and are looking to expand out to other venues here on the left coast. The past few years Acoustic Shadows has defined there sound and has successfully been getting folks dancing and enjoying the night into the morning….Ben Lomond's famous "Henfling's Tavern" is a favorite venue, and they have played there several times since their inception. Don Quixote's in Felton is another favorite of theirs.


Their latest CD, Buzz Pie, quickly sold out of the first pressing, with a 2nd run selling quickly as well. This is arguably their strongest album to date. …and 6 months later has another project almost complete.

Acoustic Shadows has over 3 hours of original music (and a few choice covers), and is ready to play your bar, club, wedding, party, etc.

Please see the following resources to hear samples of our music.

email: use this email for booking or for Press interview.
408-314-1299 booking or Press interview.