Eric Mohring is a fiddle and mandolin player from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eric has performed Cajun music for over 20 years. He is a nationally recognized Cajun fiddler whose fluency in French contributes to his authentic Cajun vocals. He has worked as a fiddle instructor at Augusta Cajun Week in Elkins, West Virginia, and at Folklore Village in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
He currently plays with the Twin-Cities-based Cajun band The New Riverside Ramblers. He played for many years with the Bone Tones, a popular and nationally known Cajun Band. The recordings of these bands are among the few by Cajun bands from outside the Cajun region heard regularly on south Louisiana radio stations. Both bands have received the Cajun French Music Association’s “Prix Dehors de Nous” Award for their recordings.
A versatile musician who plays a number of styles of music, he can also be found playing mandolin and fiddle with the Café Accordion Orchestra, a quintet that performs a mix of French Musette, vintage swing, Latin, and European folk music styles.
Eric also can be found playing fiddle and mandolin with other combos at square and contra dances and other occasions. Before he started playing music that originated at the other end of the Mississippi, he kept himself busy playing mandolin and fiddle for string bands, bluegrass bands, and dances. When not playing music, he works as a hydrologist for the state of Minnesota and tries to keep up with his 14-year-old son.