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This Singer with Autism's Christmas Song Will Get You in the Spirit

This guest blog is from Joe Banas, uncle, performing partner, publicist and number one fan of Eric Look, a 26-year-old musician with autism.

Last year, Eric wrote and performed Christmas song that began to receive airplay on the radio in a handful of states. This year, Eric’s new Christmas song, “Merry, Merry Christmas, Everyone” will receive airplay in ten states across the country this holiday season. Eric's musical inspiration comes from his musical hero the late 70's Singer/Songwriter Jim Croce, who was killed in a plane crash on Sept 20,1973 after playing a concert at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Eric who has suffered from severe sound sensitivity and compulsive obsessions his entire life took his first airplane flight ever two years ago to meet Jim's widow, Ingrid, in San Diego. Ingrid is now a big supporter of Eric and his music.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!

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