What Critics Say About Michael Eck...
"Somewhere between lovelorn cowpoke and sardonic folkster is nose-pierced Albany NY dad Michael Eck, whose sharp lyrics and quick-witted guitar reflect all over like a broken mirror and shine with liberation like a tossed-aside wedding ring."
....Natasha Stovall,The Village Voice
"Not your typical sensitive singer-songwriter."
...Scott Aiges, New Orleans Times Picayune
"Eck is hot, not cool, a big guy with a big guitar, a bigger voice and big feelings crammed into rock and roll love songs."
...Michael Hochanadel, The Daily Gazette
"There are few songwriters who stare as deeply into the abyss as Eck, and fewer still who can find hope and redemption therein by wrapping their observations around a D chord."
....Paul Rapp, Metroland
"Better than Michael Stipe anyday."
...Ric Williams, Austin Chronicle
"A gruff voice, acoustic guitar and stomping foot are the only tools Eck needs...and he drains every bit of power out of those tools."
....Mike Goudreau, VH-1
"Eck is sometimes wistful, sometimes witty and always nearly novelistic in the vivid imagery of his folk stories. Think Townes Van Zandt. Think Guy Clark. Think James McMurtry."
...John Rodat, The Source
"When I claim that Eck reminds me for all the world of early Jesse Winchester, it's with the knowledge that Jesse Winchester's early material was some of the finest songwriting ever done. "Resonator" has a genuine honesty, warmth and integrity which gives it the staying power great recordings always have -- much like those first Jesse Winchester albums."
....Martin Fullington, Internet Music Reviews
"Eck grabs you with an intensity that's hard to ignore. Bold, raw and often challenging, his lyrics will accost your feelings while his guitar slaps you around 'til you have to share the suffering."
....Haven James, The Woodstock Times