Fruit Bats

Since the late nineties, Fruit Bats has been the music of Eric D. Johnson. Bloody marys, major 7th chords, Nashville tuning, tibetan singing bowls.

Fruit Bats LIVE in Vancouver (TONIGHT) & Portland (SATURDAY)

Thanks to Seattle for the SOLD OUT show last night! Vancouver tonight (The Cobalt), and then a very special Portland show at Revolution Hall on Saturday night.

Not many tickets left, so get yours here today:

Thanks for the cover story, Eleven PDX Magazine! Portland, see you on Saturday at Pickathon Presents: Fruit Bats at Revolution Hall.


Fruit Bats – Shaky Knees Music Festival, May 12-14

Fruit Bats are excited to be performing at this year's Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, GA, May 12-14! Tickets go on sale today at 11am: Purchase General Admission and VIP tickets

Hey Northwesterners! Thursday’s Seattle show is SOLD OUT, thanks!! Come see us in Vancouver the next night maybe? Portland is selling briskly so don’t wait on that, it’s gonna be good times... And Springtime Carnivore joins us at all 3 shows which makes it extra rad!

Tickets available here:

Announcing Alone & Together tour dates in California, featuring KEVIN MORBY, Sam Cohen, and Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), and joined by instrumentalists Joe Russo and Josh Kaufman.

Mar 2 – Mill Valley CA – Sweetwater Music Hall – TICKETS:

Mar 4 – Los Angeles CA – Pico Union Project – Tickets on sale soon

Mar 5 – San Francisco CA – The Chapel – TICKETS:

"Alone and Together," now in its third incarnation, is a series wherein some of your favorite singer/songwriters/musicians get together and cover one another in addition to playing their own songs, choice covers, and surprise jams. It's a freewheeling and frequently magical environment. Featuring: Kevin Morby, Sam Cohen, and Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats) - joined by instrumentalists Joe Russo and Josh Kaufman.

Pumphouse Series: Fruit Bats - Pickathon

Check out this new live video of "Absolute Loser" from Pickathon's Pumphouse Series! Portland + Seattle + Vancouver, see you next week: We’re starting off the new year right with a Pumphouse Series video featuring Fruit Bats. They’re performing “Absolute Loser” from their album by the same name. But don’t let the name fool you. This song is an absolute winner all-around. The talented folks at Live & Breathing filmed the Pumphouse Se...

Fruit Bats

Announcing the NEW 'Live At Pickathon: Fruit Bats' 12" LP! Available to pre-order now, ships week of February 15.


Ten amazing tracks recorded live at Pickathon 2016, hand-picked and lovingly remixed by Eric D. Johnson, wrapped up in special thick 24 pt. reverse board matte jackets with a little spot gloss for extra special feel. This limited pressing is available on 150 g. black or 150 g. opaque orange vinyl.

Our 12 favorite Portland albums of 2016

'Absolute Loser' takes #1 on The Oregonian's list of "Our 12 favorite Portland albums in 2016" and #6 on "The 40 best albums of 2016"!

BUY (CD/LP): From hip-hop to basement punk to Laurel Canyon folk, our picks for the best Portland-made music of the year.

Videos (See all)

Isthmus Live Sessions: Fruit Bats - "Humbug Mountain Song"
Fruit Bats – Humbug Mountain Song (Official Music Video excerpt)
Fruit Bats – Humbug Mountain Song (Official Music Video excerpt)
Fruit Bats – "Humbug Mountain Song" (Official Music Video)
Fruit Bats Tour Dates

Record Label

Easy Sound Recording Company

General Manager

Ben Baldwin & Dean Christesen, Dreamboat Management:, dean.christesen@dreamboatmanag

Booking Agent

Josh Brinkman, Monterey International:
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