Eric Gnezda

Eric is an award-winning songwriter and television journalist. He and his work have been featured on media around the world.

He is a recipient of the Ohioana Citation for Music Composition, joining Michael Feinstein (American Songbook), Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane), and Chip Davis (Mannheim Steamroller). Eric’s songs embrace expansive subjects and tones, from inspiring anthems to humor. Also a memoirist and keynote speaker, Eric performs for audiences across the country, from concert halls, to convention centers, to small clubs, including regular appearances at Nashville’s iconic venue for songwriters, The Bluebird Café.

As a journalist, Eric earned an Emmy nomination for his retrospective on the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre, produced in Europe for American television. As a speaker and songwriter, he headlines and keynotes conventions across America.

Also a memoirist, he received his MFA in creative writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. His latest CD is Songs of Hope in a Changing World.