Ghostwriter could be the post-punk version of a Harry Smith era, self-accompanied singer-songwriter... For the better part of the last decade, Ghostwriter has been on the road as a true troubadour; one man traveling, making music that is direct and uncompromised. For his sixth full length album, 'Prayin all the time,' Ghostwriter brings fire and brimstone deep into the Oregon woods. Over the years, it is clear that Ghostwriter has honed his skills as a solo artist. Recording live to analogue tape, with a defiance for everything the world has become, 'Praying all the time' may be the most intense, raw, and satisfying Ghostwriter record to date.
"Ghostwriter (known to his family as Steve Schecter) offers an even more stripped-down take on the blues, imbuing it with a punk edge that is as welcome as it is can be chilling to experience live. Schecter's performances are all one-man affairs that find him raging out fuzzy chords and throat-shredding vocals as he stomps out rhythms with his feet." - OREGONIAN/NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES, Nov. 9th, 2011.
"Part traditional and part contemporary, Ghostwriter's sound is made from the same stuff that has made old-time roots and modern rock'n'roll great. On top of that, listeners can also detect hints of banjo-pickin' Americana and dirty blues trash in the Ghostwriter sound. In the simplest description, I would have to say it's a raw, gritty, organic sound, full of heart and guts, and sweat and spit and backbone." - NATIONAL EXAMINER, March 21st, 2011.
"Ghostwriter songs marry chugging punk rythms and scratchy blues guitar to raspy lyrics of gleefully deranged self-evisceration... Ghostwriter's damaged wail abruptly gives way to a pleading tone, and this tension between aggression and vulnerability is where all his songs derive their considerable power." - REDIVIVA, Feb. 3rd, 2010
"Steve Schecter, otherwise known as Ghostwriter, makes the trek in from his hometown of The Dalles only so often to play a show, but when he does, brothers and sisters, you'd better be ready. His brand of fiery one-man stomping punk/country/blues is the kind of music that goes all too well with the things your mother said were bad for you: booze, red meat and unfiltered cigarettes." - WILLAMETTE WEEK, May 27th, 2009