““With that rich, warm voice and honest heartfelt lyrics like "One More Night" and "No Turnin Back" it's no wonder you guys are getting such positive feedback and genuine reactions from fans. There is such a positive, uplifting feeling to be had from storytelling as simple and uncluttered as this delivered with such soul and warmth. I really enjoyed the set list. You got our vote!””
"The C.R. Ecker Band Soars to New Musical Heights. The newest (Fall 2013) tunes cover enduring love, longing for love and love lost. A lotta’ love in this set including an upbeat instrumental that DJ’s going into the break will like a lot!"
"Straight from the 2013 "Song of the Year" Award for its sassy, brassy hit, "Whisper Sweet Nothins" at Starliner's Europe, The C.R. Ecker Band of Los Angeles takes part in Country Music Association Week with the release of "No Turnin' Back," the last of three Fall 2013 love songs performed by male lead Michael Stanton, part of a three-pack described by critics as "a nod to traditional country with a touch of lush in the mix."
"'My Dear Lord' is a good song, great song, beautiful song!"
" 'No Turnin' Back' is what I would call a capstone for The C.R. Ecker Band in a year-long evolution away from its Traditional Country roots. Simple heartland words with sweet and melodic richness in the mix."
"Once in a While" performed by The C.R. Ecker is an absolute masterpiece!
“The C.R. Ecker Band releases another wonderful Country single, "I Just Wanna Meet Girls." This song has a delightful classic Country sound. The instruments are dynamically balanced to this enchanting melody. The lyrics, and you would expect from the title, are fun and quite witty as they are a tribute to the ups and downs of being a teenage boy meeting girls. It captures the free spirited feeling this song has to offer. This band proves they can have fun with music in a creative, toe tapping Country style.”
RADIOINDY INTERNET RADIO
"Really mighty, mighty fine country music! You keep writing them California Cowboys and we'll keep playing them! I love The C.R. Ecker Band's music!
"The C. R. Ecker Band re-releases their spectacular Country song, "Bushwacked (Bewildered, Beat-up Bad, and Broke,)" into what is now aptly named "Bushwacked Song... Ecker has taken his gift of music and lyrical style and spins a track that will not only put a smile on your face but political wisdom into your mind.
- Radio Indy (Apr 09, 2012)
“I Just Wanna’ Meet Girls ☆☆☆☆☆ ❶”
The Spotlight Zone Internet Music Service
"Bushwacked (Bewildered, Beat-up Bad and Broke" has garnered much media notice around the world for its message that seems to build in timeliness each and every day. Another song is capturing attention in a happy, giddy, cute way. And goodness knows we need more of that in the world today. Ecker calls ‘ I Just Wanna' Meet Girls’ a "tribute to teenage testosterone, pure and simple."
...Some traditional radio stations in the U.S. are starting to take notice. Said one PD, "this song is loopy enough to be a hit!"
“'Whisper Sweet Nothins' is all about great country music!”
Independent Music Network (Country Channel)
“Heartless ☆☆☆☆☆ ❶”
The Spotlight Zone Internet Music Service
“Charles Ecker is an awesome artist/ songwriter.”
"Once in a While" is a gorgeous song with great images of someone looking back at a lost love."
Triple Strand Productions
"Your Smile Says it All -- "What a beautiful, beautiful song. I love The C.R. Ecker Band's music!""
- Chris Duval
"In our coverage area of Nevada, "I Just Wanna' Meet Girls' has gotten fantastic feedback from our listeners as it has a title that sums up the pure joy of being a teenage guy, with a bouncy melody that lingers long in your memory. I would even go so far as to say this song should be required listening for every little guy once he turns thirteen and made to memorize, it's so cute!"
KQLN Radio, Southern Nevada
“The C.R. Ecker Band launches what lead song band leader and composer Charles Ecker calls "An Anthem for American Angst." "Bushwacked (Bewildered, Beat-Up Bad and Broke)"...The title song is kind of like 'Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?' in the 30s," says Ecker. "It speaks for millions now experiencing the malaise of our economy, 'sung simple and straight-forward, matter-of-fact, certainly not cute and with a shot of hope.'"
Top 40 Charts.com
"There's a group of cowboys breaking out of the smoggy morning sun of LA, spreading their thoughts of leaving the country roads for a metropolis filled with beach blondes and congested roads. It's The C.R. Ecker Band sprinting into the spotlight, with a truly unique sound and genius lyrics like in "California Cowboy". Lookout LA and the rest of the world because that "Gold Mercedes" armed with a CB and rebel flags is rolling in to take the big stage, I for one cannot wait and will be airing their music with pride!"
"I believe that "Your Smile Says it All" will be a classic love song for all time. Enjoy the music, whether country or Pop, or both, and reflect on the beauty and wonder of the spoken smile!"
"The C. R. Ecker band is my best favorite band of all time, like a country version of Sha Na Na's serious side. I have determined to expose you through my station as 'Real Country' Radio’s all-time favorite band".
Program Director, Real Country Radio, Tokyo
"I Just Wanna' Meet Girls" a great song...every man who was a boy can remember all those emotions and feelings and frustrations. Lots of luck and thanks for the great music.
“The C.R. Ecker Band has something to offer all country music fans in this sampler, from the fun and happy "I Just Wanna' Meet Girls" to the emotional and insightful "Bushwacked (Bewildered, Beat-up Bad and Broke). The title song reflects an anthem of American angst, given the economic challenges of the modern day...Also featured in this compilation is what the composer describes as a head-bangin' and just plain fun roadhouse rocker, "Green Eyes," inspired by his wife.”
Art of the Mix.org
“The C.R. Ecker Band "Bushwacked (Bewildered, Beat-up Bad and Broke)" is a simple, straight forward song the composer, C.R. Ecker, calls "an Anthem of American Angst" and just recently described as "a song to love" by MLive.com, a Michigan website devoted to employment issues.”
“So the man who leads the C.R. Ecker Band offers with The Bushwacked Song a theme, an identity for what he calls “independent-thinking individual Americans, many who are bushwacked, bewildered, beat-up bad and broke themselves, who believe in fixing our country, not tearing it down.” You are encouraged to listen, and buy!
cdBaby Music Review
“The most pertinent song by the C.R. Ecker Band is "Bushwacked (Bewildered, Beat-up Bad and Broke.) The song, written 20 years ago but never made public until the digital music age allowed for its release, is a simple, straight forward lament on financial struggles facing America. And its apolitical message just gets stronger and stronger each day with no finger pointing, but plenty of woe.”
"C.R. Ecker has sought to explore a wide variety of country styles. In addition to the down-home, matter-of-fact delivery of "Bushwacked (Bewildered, Beat-up Bad and Broke)", the album features what the band leader calls "a tribute to teenage testosterone -- "I Just Wanna' Meet Girls, about as traditional country as you can get short of Roy Acuff."
Voices to Hear
"Bushwacked, Bewildered, Beat-Up Bad and Broke" -- a song you got to love... a song for our times."
“Today there were two showcase features who have been on the show before and have been requested for more airplay by listeners! Singer and songwriter "John Reilly" and featured L.A. rising country stars "The C.R. Ecker Band" with "California Cowboy" and "I Believe In You". Both share a passion for music.”
American Thunder Radio
“Terrific group. In the tradition of Creedence Clearwater Revival with its hit "Bushwacked (Bewildered, Beat-up Bad and Broke)! Great lyrics, good balance of instruments doesn't cover up the songs.”
Jango Internet Radio
"I have a feeling there are a lot of people these days who can identify with the lyrics for this new one from The C.R. Ecker Band called Bushwacked (Bewildered, Beat-up Bad and Broke)."
COUNTRYSITE MUSIC VIDEO
“A moving song of love, and trust, delivered by one of the most famous singers in T.V. and motion pictures, Susie Stevens, adding an impactful and harmonious voice to The C.R. Ecker Band country music mix. Enjoy "I Believe in You."
“Bushwacked (Bewildered, Beat-up Bad and Broke)" is so spot on at every level, what I'm going through, what my listeners are going through, what all of America is going through. It's a damned funny song with a damned serious message!”
Mr. Ashwad, The New 99ers Radio
"'A Lotta' Love' is a bright, uptempo tune done in a most traditional country style by Buck Young and Roxanne Rialito of The C.R. Ecker Band. 'Whole Lotta' Love' filling the room when this song is played."
cdBaby Music Review
“I Just Wanna' Meet Girls is a brand new release by The C.R. Ecker Band that is doing really well on the international airwaves, garnering airplay in 26 countries. For any guy that has gone through those teen years when girls finally become 'interesting', this song will have you laughing and singing along. So pick up a copy today.
"Country Legends in the Making"
“POWERFUL PORTFOLIO OF MUSIC: The C.R. Ecker Band has tremendous traditional and contemporary country tunes in its collection, plus one of the most vivid inspirational songs I have ever heard – “A Bright Tomorrow.” I predict C.R. Ecker’s songs will be remembered for years to come, either in their original band mixes and through covers by current major label artists. Just you wait and see!”
The Music Buzz Reviewlog
“Never-before heard honky tonk to roadhouse rock to soft ballads. "Bushwacked" is the song of our tough times; "White Collar" an ode to living a simple life; "Green Eyes" a sexy Saturday Night party song; and "I Just Wanna' Meet Girls." Well 'nuff said!”