Eric Steckel played the Blues with a feeling and natural ability that could not be explained for someone so young. By the time he was 10, Eric delivered a Freddie-BB-Albert King influenced performance with an intensity and skill that belied his youth. His passion for music and natural command of the scene enabled him to share the stage with some of the finest touring artists. Eric quickly became a local favorite as music fans around his then Pennsylvania hometown packed the clubs and festivals to see and hear this new young gun of the Blues.
The Eric Steckel Band's debut CD, "A Few Degrees Warmer", was recorded live in April 2002 when Eric was just 11 years old. A Few Degrees quickly became a top selling Blues album as the record delighted Blues Guitar fans across the globe.
With the release of “Feels Like Home” in 2008, Eric began his transition from teen Blues phenom to a matured guitarist with an equally impressive talent on the Hammond B3 organ. The international release of “Feels Like Home” was well received with several tracks receiving regular airplay on XM Radio Bluesville. Eric toured "Feels Like Home" in Italy, Holland, Belgium and Germany.
Fast forwarding to 2012 marks the release of Eric's new album, "Dismantle The Sun" which is a return to his roots while being a giant leap forward in songwriting, vocals and his multi-instrumental abilities. Featuring Rick Prince on Bass and Andrew Haley on Drums, Eric and band deliver a powerful and progressive Blues sound that is one of a kind.
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.