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Michael Eck is a Signature Artist with Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments

Michael Eck is now a Signature Artist with Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments!!!

 

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Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments

I've been working with the great folks at Two Old Hippies in Bend Oregon for over a year now. I blog for them about the great work being done by Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments, Breedlove Guitars and Bedell Guitars. These instruments are incredible. I know, because I'm playing them, too.

Here's a pic with my Yellowstone oval hole, which features a facsimile of my left hand tattoo on the headstock. My pal Richard Lovrich—what a talent!—stylized the tattoo and also took the photo (you'll see his work elsewhere on this site, too).

New gigs

Just added some new dates to the gig page. Glad to get 2017 under way. Don't forget to check out www.jugstompers.com and www.lostradiorounders.com for band shows.

A wonderful 2016

On a personal level, 2016 was rather difficult, with the death of many friends and heroes. Musically, for me, though, it was a blast, playing over 100 gigs for the first time in years. it was great to make music with Lost Radio Rounders, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Frank Jaklitsch & Friends, Lonesome Val and the Toddfellows, Don McGrory, Good Things, Sten Isachsen and so many others.

Signals: Songs from Raymond Carver

Well, it's happening. I'm actually writing songs for my latest Reading Music event at the Albany Public Library, Aug. 24.

Where I'm Calling From

 

"Where I'm Calling From: Songs from Raymond Carver." August performance date will be revealed here soon.

New Michael Eck website!

Welcome to the new website! 

The Art of the Interview

Michael will be teaching The Art of The Interview again this fall at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. Here's your chance to learn from a professional.

Caleb Klauder for Mandolin Cafe

Michael has just added a new outlet to his writing resume, with an interview piece for Mandolin Café.

Martin CEO-7

Dang, I love the gear. It took almost two years to arrive, but I’ve been banging the snot out of the Martin CEO-7.

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Words of Wisdom

"I believe songs save lives, that it's a worthwhile thing to be doing. Not just the big songs of life, love and death, but the little ones, silly ones, blue ones, one timers, jokes, dirges, work songs, romantic numbers, dreams, painting songs, rockabilly, child songs. It's all good sharing experience, strength and hope through music." Peter Case