Eric Burdon has always had one of the most distinctive voices in Rock 'n' Roll. As the lead singer of The Animals, he presented a style and sound unlike any of the other British Invasion bands. A young Bruce Springsteen was watching him perform on the Ed Sullivan Show back in 1964, and he told the SXSW audience in last year's keynote address just how influential Eric and The Animals would come to be in shaping his future career.
Eric is scheduled to play several important showcases at this year's SXSW which unfolds next week. He'll be promoting and performing songs from his latest solo album, 'Til Your River Runs Dry. I had a chance to talk with Eric about the new music, The Animals' hits and the Springsteen connection during his visit to FUV. You can hear excerpts of our conversation here, and the complete interview on Words and Music below.