Erik Frankson grew up in Bay City, Texas, with his parents Jim and Diana and older sister Ashley. He began drumming on anything that stood still at a very young age, and got his first proper drum set when he was 10 years old. His first drums had paper heads, which he quickly busted while playing classics like In-A-Godda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly and a lot of Black Sabbath songs (two of his father's favorite bands). Erik created his first band in 8th grade which mainly consisted of three scraggly kids playing rock cover songs in each other's garages. He also played percussion in junior high and high school, and he "was always the annoying kid at school, drumming away on the desks."
Erik graduated from Bay City High School in 2003 and moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University. Throughout his time in college, Erik played in multiple bands, including Offseason and Brett Crenshaw Band. Erik graduated from Texas A&M in 2007 and became a professional musician working with multiple bands in the Texas Country Music scene both at live shows and in the studio.
In his spare time, Erik enjoys spending time outdoors with friends, whether it's on a boat, hunting, or camping out by a lake with his pit bull named Turk. In his truck, Erik can often be heard cranking out a range of artists, from Rage Against the Machine to Ryan Adams to Toadies to Lil Wayne. "I love to listen to music that seems to fit the way I feel at that moment, so that's why I probably like a lot of different genres."
Erik began playing with Emory Quinn in August 2010. "After my first show with these guys, I knew this was going to be a great thing. They are all amazing guys to hang out with, but also incredible musicians! We all love to make great music and definitely love watching the crowd enjoy themselves at shows.