Since it launched, in the words of Independent Music Network Country DJ Buck McCoy "like a rocket" in the Summer of 2011, The C.R. Ecker Band has garnered twenty awards, nominations and premier radio recognitions. And that does not even include over 50 critically acclaimed media mentions, such as this from Gary Schwind, AXS.com: "The C.R. Ecker Band is a good example of what's good with country music. The band's sound is pop enough to appeal to a broad audience, but not so pop that it sounds like a lot of the bands coming out of Nashville. The themes of the songs are familiar, but this band presents them so they don't seem tired. In other words, the band sounds familiar, but still refreshing. If you've been looking for some new country artists, The C.R. Ecker Band is a great place to start."
Charles Ecker is the man behind the Los Angeles based-band that bears his name, and has brought together some of the best and brighest musicians, singers and producers from L.A. and Nashville to create his own "brand" of what he calls "country with a touch of lush." He also strives continuously to ensure that "no two songs sound alike."
And the results are impressive in both sound and substance. What comes from his mind to your stereo speakers is a diversity of styles centered on a country/heartland template. This has resulted in the naming of The C.R. Ecker Band to the Starliner's Europe Hall of Fall, selection as one of the first ten to the Renegade Radio Nashville "New Faces of Country" and the 2013 pick by The Independent Music Network as "Country Band of the Year."
There are three albums out for your review, "Charles Ecker: 'Speechless,'" "Down the Back 40: Risin' Sun," and "Down the Back 40: Plantin' Seeds." Plus, you can hear his "My Dear Lord," a Christian song that won top honors at Hollywood Music in Media and L.A. Music Awards, and his only cover, "Once in a While," the first country remake of the 1937 Big Band Classic released on the song's 75th Anniversary.