A young Blues veteran, a powerful player and an authentic Blues soul……
Hailed by many as one of the next big things in the Blues!
A must hear and must see for fans of SRV, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Bonamassa.
Few blues guitarists can improve on young Eric Steckel's impressive resume.
The Eric Steckel Band's debut CD, "A Few Degrees Warmer", was recorded live in April 2002 when Eric was just 11 years old. It wasn’t long until the "ESB" appeared at the 2003 Sarasota Blues Festival where Eric's powerful set became the talk of the day. Before the night was over Eric was introduced by British Blues legend, John Mayall as the youngest guitarist ever on stage with the Bluesbreakers. Eric left a lasting impression on Mayall and, in 2004 Mayall invited Eric to appear in Sweden, Norway and Denmark during The Bluesbreakers’ Scandinavian Tour. In early 2005, Eric traveled to Los Angeles where he joined Mayall for session work on the "Road Dogs" record.
Eric was instantly embraced by a knowing European fan base over the following years filled with marquee festival dates and sold out concert tours in Holland, Germany, Belgium and Italy. He opened for Johnny Winter at The Paradiso in Amsterdam, thrilled audiences at the Tegelen Bluesrock Festival and shared the prime-time bill with Gregg Allman at the legendary Pistoia Blues Festival. Back in the States, Eric rocked the main stage four years in a row at the Springing the Blues Festival in Jacksonville, Florida and became a yearly fan favorite at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Eric released a series of quality records beginning with “Havana”, a live record that recalled the sound of the 60s and 70s Bluesrock era and featured a stirring performance of the Hendrix classic “Little Wing”. Eric followed with the Allman Brothers influenced “Feels Like Home”, a Bluesey record that featured original songs like “Southern Skyline” and the radio-ready “Just Walk Away”. Later, Eric’s quest to put the feel and soul of the Blues into a modern day rock record led him to the Pocono Mountains and the powerful sound of the “Milestone” release.
10 Years After
Road-tested and seasoned from 10 years on stage and in the studio, yet young enough to deliver the passion and feeling of the Blues to a wider audience, Eric is a skilled player with a powerful voice and a winning personality. And he is on the move to the next level with the critically acclaimed new album, “Dismantle the Sun.” Don’t miss this young star on his way up!
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Eric has been featured in The Allentown (PA) Morning Call, The Doylestown (PA) Intelligencer, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The (NY) Times-Herald Record, Music Head Magazine, The Warren (NJ) Reporter Forum, Guitar World Magazine, The Easton (PA) Express, The Bridgewater (NJ) Courier Times, The Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune, the Lancaster (PA) Sunday News and The Florida Times Union. International press includes features in the Haagshe Courant, De Telegraaph, BluesMagazine (NL) and a MusikMaker (NL) feature. Eric was also featured in a Comcast CN8 TV News Extra and he has appeared on NBC 10 in Philadelphia, Comcast CN8, Fox Philadelphia, SNN6 in Sarasota and Reuters TV.