Erik Hokkanen was born and raised in Florida. At age 18, he won the Florida Fiddle Championship and has been recognized many times throughout the past years and continues to receive recognition for his extreme talent.
In 1984, at age 21, Erik moved to Austin and started playing music with Gary P Nunn, Junior Brown, and many others. In the late 1980’s he recorded 2 albums with his own band, Erik & The Offbeats. Erik began touring Internationally in 1986.