Eric 'Baron' Behrenfeld


drum lessons • live performance • recording

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I have performed on drums primarily around Chicagoland since the early 1990's with many different bands in a variety of musical genres. I have a long history in Chicago playing many memorable gigs which I am grateful for having had the opportunity to do. I enjoy playing drums and percussion in Blues, Surf Rock, Country, R&B, Classic Rock, Tropical Rock and also with Excercise Instructors and DJ's too!

Currently I am performing, recording and teaching drums in the Chicagoland area.

Please contact me for drum lessons, gigs, or recording dates by e-mail.

Visit my Chicago Music Lab and Teaching Studio

The Blue Leopard Lair


YouTube Videos with Baron




Blues Recording Artists I have perfomed live with on drumkit (listed alphabetically)


Katherine Davis (Katy 'D' Records)

Sammy Fender (Blue Baron)

Les Getrex (SONO)

Liz Mandville Greeson (Earwig)

Tommy McCracken (Blue Baron)

John Primer (Telarc)

A.C. Reed (Alligator)

Carl Snyder (Lost World Music)

Andre Taylor (Kingston Mines Music)

James Wheeler (Delmark)

Emery Williams, Jr. (Cannonball)

Zora Young (Delmark)


Chicagoland Bands and Performance Artists I have played for on DRUMKIT or PERCUSSION (most recent at top of list)

Oliver Fade

Shervin & the Tanin Band

Cocktail Preachers

Lamont "Harmonica" Harris
The Windy City Islanders
Bobby Shake & the Quake
Mark Z Band
Cook County Blues Band
Dawn O'Keefe Williams Band

Mark Riva

Nick Laramie & the Wind Gypsies

Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning

Woody Johnson Band

Billy King

The Matz Brothers

Danny Noland & Blues Plus
Ronny & the Rockits
Stone Crazy




Music Festivals I have performed at on drums or percussion

2017 - ROCK N RODS (Bloomington, IL) / Tiki Cowboys
2017 - CATT Chicago Area Tiki Tour (Rosemont, IL) / Tiki Cowboys
2015 - CATT Chicago Area Tiki Tour (Rosemont, IL) / Cocktail Preachers
2014 - 3rd Annual FONG FEST - Chef Shangri-la (Riverside, IL) / Cocktail Preachers
2014 - Super Slaytanic Bikini Luau 2 - Brauerhouse (Lombard, IL) / Cocktail Preachers
2014 - Highland Indiana Labor Day Fest / Cocktail Preachers
2012 - COYOTE FEST - Bucktown Arts & Music festival (Chicago) / Tiki Cowboys
2007 - WISCONSIN STATE FAIR / Janesville
2007 - NAPERVILLE RIBFEST / Janesville
2005 - MIDWEST UKE FEST (Indianapolis, IN) / The Windy City Islanders
2005 - EXOTICA (Berwyn, IL) / The Windy City Islanders
2004 - TASTE OF CHICAGO / Dawn Williams Band
2004 - CHICAGO BLUES FEST - Best Buy Stage / Dawn Williams Band
2002 - OTTAWA BLUES FEST - Main Stage / John Primer & the Real Deal Blues Band
2002 - CHICAGO BLUES FEST - Crossroads Stage / Sammy Fender & the Blues Masters
2001 - CHICAGO BLUES FEST - Best Buy Stage / Liz Mandville Greeson
1997 - ROUTE 66 FEST - Main Stage / Ronny & the Rockits


Some of the more memorable venues I have performed at!

Aku Tiki Room / Ottawa, IL
The Bigger Jigger / Chicago, IL
B.L.U.E.S. / Chicago, IL
Blue Chicago / Chicago, IL
Blues Saloon / St. Paul, MN
Brauerhouse / Lombard, IL
Buddy Guy's Legend's / Chicago, IL
Chord On Blues / St. Charles, IL
Clearwater Theater / West Dundee, IL
Dave's CC Club / Tallahassee, FL
Debonair Social Club / Chicago, IL
Dick's Last Resort / Chicago, IL
Frankie's Blue Room / Naperville, IL
Grand Emporium / Kansas City, MO
Harlem Avenue Lounge / Berwyn, IL
Hala Kahiki / River Grove, IL
Honky Tonk BBQ / Chicago, IL
Kingston Mines / Chicago, IL
Luther's Blues / Madison, WI
Mugzee's / Rochester, MN
Porter's Oyster Bar / Crystal Lake, IL
Red Key Theatre / Red Key, IN
Redfish / Chicago, IL
Redline Tap / Chicago, IL
Eddie Clearwater's Reservation Blues / Chicago, IL
River West / Chicago, IL
Sand Bar / Brookfield, IL
Silver Moon / Darien,WI
Slippery Noodle / Indianapolis, IN
Smoke Daddy / Chicago, IL
The Bob / Grand Rapids, MI
The Chicken Basket / Willowbrook, IL
The Horseshoe / Chicago, IL
The Hot Spot / Fort Wayne, IN
Tiki Terrace / Des Plaines, IL
Trader Vic's / Chicago, IL
Underground Wonderbar / Chicago, IL
Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Courtyard / Chicago, IL

Podcasts, Television, Radio & Special Events

Koop Kooper's COCKTAIL NATION 2009 Podcasts 68, 69, 70
Sammy Fender & the Blues Masters 1410 AM WRMN " TCBX Live @ KINGSTON MINES " Radio Show - April 10, 2003
Shirley King BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS - Morton Grove High School, Illinois - 2003
Sammy Fender & the Blues Masters City of Chicago Dept. of Tourism Television commercial spots promoting Chicago Blues - 2003
Dawn Wiliams with the Rockits Chicago Cultural Center "Lunch Break Show" City of Chicago public service cable program - 2002
Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points 2001 Chicago Music Awards
CARDIOBEAT 1996 "City of Hope" Fundraiser


Recording Credits - Percussion, Drumkit


  • 2019 - Tiki Cowboys / EP-CD Good Morning (Blue Baron Productions)- Percussion, Drumkit
  • 2015 - Tiki Cowboys / CD Island Dreams (Blue Baron Productions)- Percussion, Drumkit
  • 2009 - The Windy City Islanders / CD That Kanikapila Feeling (KlingTone Records)- Percussion
  • 2009 - Tiki Cowboys / EP-CD A Taste Of Tiki (Blue Baron Productions)- Percussion
  • 2005 - Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band / CD FINALLY... (Blue Baron Productions)- Drumkit
  • 2005 - The Windy City Islanders / CD Hang Loose (Blue Baron Productions)- Percussion
  • 2003 - Sammy Fender & the Blues Masters / CD RAW - Live at the Kingston Mines - Drumkit
  • 2002 - Sammy Fender & the Blues Masters / CD Blues Jam (Blue Baron Productions) - Drumkit
  • 1998 - Ronny & the Rockits / CD Ronny & the Rockits (Diamond Back Records)- Drumkit
  • 1997 - Dog Dreams / single "The Argentine" - Congas
  • 1991 - Stone Crazy / single "Driving Me Insane" (Roddell Records)- Drumkit



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