Singer-songwriter Eric Hayes has performed with Martin Sexton, the Allman Brothers and Rachel Platten, among others, and his inspiring comebacks from crippling injuries are the stuff of TedX talks. Now in its 12th year, Morristown Onstage is a benefit for programs in the Morris School District. The show aims to top last year’s fundraising record of $143,000.
Comeback trail: Morristown’s Eric Hayes rebounds onstage with Martin Sexton
September 24, 2018
“To start my comeback by performing live with Martin Sexton in a sold-out, awesome venue was more than I could ever ask for…. I felt really, really thankful, and blessed,” said Hayes, 36, who underwent a very risky operation to insert artificial discs into his neck in April.
What’s remarkable about this video–aside from the soulful performance by Morristown’s Eric Hayes–is that it was recorded just five days after the musician underwent surgery so serious that he had called friends to say goodbye…just in case.
A passionate artist, professional musician Eric Hayes suffered a catastrophic injury just after walking off stage after a performance. In this emotional TEDx talk, Eric tell us his story, the story of that night, his battle back, and how adversity showed him his true calling(s).
TED-Eric Hayes selected as TED Speaker for Morristown TED Talks
March 28, 2017
What is TED?
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
When Eric Hayes dons a button-down shirt and dress pants and heads to work as director of creative marketing for Wales-Darby Inc., he knows how Clark Kent feels when he goes to work at the Daily Planet. It’s just one of his identities.
Three strings tug the heart, from Morristown singer Eric Hayes
August 27, 2016
The song hit No. 1 on CD Baby’s New Indie Release chart, Hayes said, and he’s been invited to Italy to sing it. Animal Aid USA , an animal rescue organization in south Jersey, used Let It Go in a documentary, and spinoff projects are on the horizon.