On behlaf of the entire Weber Mandolins team, we are proud to welcome Michael Eck as an article writer. Over the next year, Michael will be writing a collection of articles about various aspects of the Weber brand, instruments, craftsman and other interesting topics.
About Michael Eck
Roots scholar and multi-instrumentalist Michael Eck is a respected songwriter; a nationally exhibited painter; and an award-winning arts reporter and cultural critic.
He has written about music for Amazon.com; AOL/Time Warner; The Austin Chronicle; Banjo Café; Best Classic Bands; Billboard; Fretboard Journal; Los Angeles Times Syndicate; Mandolin Café; Nippertown; No Depression and many other print and web outlets.
The Albany NY native is the senior communications and public relations leader for Proctors, Capital Repertory Theatre and Universal Preservation Hall; assistant producer of the Music Haven Concert Series; curator and host of WAMC’s American Roots Series; host of the Late Night Sing at the Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance; and board member of historic Caffe Lena and the Public Relations Society of America—Capital Region.
Eck has four solo albums, and his songs have been covered by many artists. He has performed onstage with Pete Seeger, Patti Smith, John Sebastian, Peter Case, Happy Traum, Jason Ringenberg, Butch Hancock, and members of 10,000 Maniacs, Los Straitjackets and The Gibson Brothers, among others; and has recorded with Aimee Mann and Jon Brion.
He currently plays mandolin with Ramblin Jug Stompers, Lost Radio Rounders, Berkshire Ramblers, Good Things, Spancilhill, Don McGrory & The Snake Charmers and Tin Can Alley.