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THE C.R. ECKER BAND

Rank #3 US Playa Del Rey, CA Country

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Sounds Like: Josh Turner, Martina McBride

Label: Charles R. Ecker Music Publishing (BMI)

Manager: Charles Ecker

Bio: (PLAYLIST NOTE: TO LISTEN TO ALL SONGS FROM THE 2014 'CHARLES ECKER: "SPEECHLESS"' INSTRUMENTAL L.P. - NOT FOUND BELOW - GO TO SOUNDCLOUD.COM AND TYPE IN OUR NAME.
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"With moods both thoughtful and uplifting, Charles Ecker (in his "Speechless" L.P.) has created a brilliant collection of songs fueled by strong instrumental arrangements (from Michael Stanton, Stacy Hogan and William Sherry), flawless leads and impeccable melodic instincts."
— Juried Panel, The Akademia Music Society
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Mar 20, 2014
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  • Cheryl Nye (Artist) Cheryl Nye
    Absolutely beautiful songs, vocals, lyrics, and production!!!!!.... Awesome in every way!! Continued success to you always!!! :) :0 :)
  • Ecologyngle (Artist) Ecologyngle
    Congratulations on "My Dear Lord (I am Your Servant) multiple awards Charlie. Duet vocals sound amazing on superb song. So. Fla love * Patricia
  • Urban Monroes (Artist) Urban Monroes
    This is such wonderful music. Fabulous vocals, writing and musicianship! So great!
  • Darryn Zewalk (Artist) Darryn Zewalk
    I am dropping by to show your support my friend.. enjoying My Dear Lord.. Keep your dream alive. May God continually bless and keep you my friend
  • Charlie Kelsey (Artist) Charlie Kelsey
    Dropping by to check out your music. Glad to make a connection. I wish you all he best. -Charlie Kelsey
  • Jimmie Wilson (Artist) Jimmie Wilson
    Enjoyed Your Music , Wishing You All The Best !
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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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