Eric Weissberg (born 18 August 1939) is an American banjo player, best known for the theme from Deliverance. Eric Weissberg went to the University of Wisconsin, then the Juilliard School of Music. He joined an early version of the Greenbriar Boys (1958-59), but left before they made any recordings. He then joined The Tarriers, replacing Eric Darling. The Tarriers had recently had a hit with "Banana Boat Song", though Harry Belafonte had the bigger hit soon afterwards.The group soon made use of his multi-instrumental talents as banjo player, guitarist, mandolin player and singer.