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THE C.R. ECKER BAND

THE C.R. ECKER BAND

Country Playa Del Rey, CA  US
Your Smile Says it All
Your Smile Says it All
Heartless
Heartless
When God Created You
When God Created You
I Believe in You
I Believe in You
No Turnin' Back
No Turnin' Back

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LAMA Acceptance Speech

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  • MELEKAI JOE (Artist)
    MELEKAI JOE
    Love the ~Tight and Clean Country Sounds! Love the songs Lyrics and such.. Good feelings!!
  • Cale Moon (Artist)
    Cale Moon
    Keep making great music my friend! God Bless! Cale
  • David Layton - Guitarist (Artist)
    David Layton - Guita...
    Love your voice and the great songs. That Gretsch is pretty cool too.
  • Ken Krings (Fan)
    Ken Krings
    I really like your work, Charlie, I think the writing is truly spiritual. But I was wondering if you 're ever inspired to venture beyond the love song genre you all do so...
  • DJ Antonio (Artist)
    DJ Antonio
    Chearful and lively afternoon, while listening to your tracks ! Wishing you the best!
  • Lapdawgs (Artist)
    Lapdawgs
    Well done! Congrats on your success. Heartless is a timeless piece.

Photos

  • Charlie with our dazzling LA-based female vocalist, Gigi Worth.

About

Sounds Like: Josh Turner, Martina McBride

Label: Charles R. Ecker Music Publishing (BMI)

Manager: Charles Ecker

Bio: An innovator in original music, The C.R. Ecker Band hit the long dusty trail in the Summer, 2011 and what a journey, shooting up, in the words of Independent Music Network's Buck McCoy "like a rocket" with some very important and much appreciated awards and recognitions. He also said this about ...See Full Bio

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Status

Thanks to all playing our entire set list on RN as we complete one month in Top 5. Hopin' to get to #1 with your continued support this week

Press

"'Your Smile Says it All' is one of my favorite songs of ALL time, not just from The C.R. Ecker Band."

— Toni Taylor-Helser, Mixposure Radio

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We ended 2014 with two more major music awards and thought it couldn't get any b... [more]

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Q: It's common knowledge that country music has it share of "striking similarities" particularly regarding melodies/ chord structure. You've written so many songs. Have you ever been tempted to "borrow"?

A: Yes. The first song I ever wrote, buried in a shoebox now on cassette tape, was based on the same three chords (C-F-G) as in "Green River" by CCR. I felt like the Copyright Police would arrest me and make me listen to polka music for the rest of my life. (Not that there is anything wrong with polka music.) So I scrapped it. Then I came to realize that much is borrowed in our music business, although all you hear on my playlist is original and hopefully not sounding like anything else around. (That is a constant goal for us.) Yet I do like to scout out what is going on in country, rock and pop listening primarily to instruments, you, of course, excepted). For example, the first song I mentioned will likely show up in a very complex (way beyond three chords) production -- country/rock, as I am planning it -- and the opening riff will be somewhat similar in sound to what kicks off "Money for Nothin" by Dire Straits. That, with a steel guitar underlay, will get people's attention fast. Thanks for asking this, Cheryl, as it is always something special to listen to Montreal's steady #1 rated Pop vocalist.

Asked by Cheryl Nye. Answered on Wed Feb 12 2014

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