Welcome to the forums, and yes, witnessing Eric perform is a truely awesome experience.
He was with us at the NAMM show in California last Jan playing at our booth through the day and everytime he let the chords rip the crowds drew round.
I'm just glad our guitars can take all that energy ....
I have a little video of him playing on my guitar, during a breakfast the day after a belgian concert. but I will not post it here because he risks to loose his Avalon endorsement.
By the way, he confessed me at that time that he would like to get a spruce top model, just to change from the cedar one.
Quite interesting by the way, as some says that the cedar top does not "like" a too powerfull right hand (definition loss). Anyway, Eric does not seem to get a problem with that, even with its so powerfull picking.