Theatre Calypso, Markt 4 Wijk bij Duurstede.
Theatre open 20.00 hours. Start show 20.30 hours. Tickets € 15,-.
Ticket sale: E-tickets (excl. ticket costs) via the ticket button at the top of this page, at van Ginkel Muziek, Achterstraat 1 in Wijk bij Duurstede, tel: +31343-574522 or Calypso theatre.
Eric Steckel and the band of Bas Paardekooper 19 December 2009 Wijk bij Duurstede theatre Calypso.
It has been a few years since Eric Steckel was to be seen in our country. The American guitar promise of yesteryear, entered the Dutch stages for the first time as a ‘kid’ of barely 16 (see photo above theatre Calypso Wijk bij Duurstede December 19, 2009) and has meanwhile grown into a fixed blues-rock value in the international circuit. In spring 2017 he will be in Europe again and will also perform a concert in the Netherlands, including one in theatre Calypso in Wijk bij Duurstede.
Bluesveteraan in de dop. The 25-year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist has been called the youngest veteran of the blues. He combines vintage and modern influences to create his own signature blend of tasty guitar-based blues rock. He has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in blues and has been touring the world for the last ten years. For his age, this guy is incredibly experienced and dedicated. His latest release and already seventh album “Black Gold” amazed the critics. Recorded in Amsterdam and Nashville, it is distinguished as Eric’s best work to date. Eric is musically supported by a tight rhythm section, consisting of drummer Maikel Roethof and bass guitarist Jos Kamps. Eric himself is armed with a ’65 Fender Strat and always ready to storm the stage. For years, he has been a welcome guest at the major blues festivals in the Netherlands, and knows how to impress the audience every time with his amazing guitar virtuosity! A powerful American guitar player with an extraordinary authentic blues soul.
Eric Steckel was already captivated by the guitar when he was just 10 years old and played pieces inspired by Albert King. In his hometown and its surroundings, the word spread like wildfire: ‘there’s a boy out there who can do things on a guitar that are unbelievable’. In 2002, at the age of 11, he recorded his first album “A Few Degrees Warmer”. From then on, things went fast for the blues guitarist. He also played in our country many times; for example as support act for Johnny Winter in Paradiso and at Bluesrock Tegelen. After the album ‘Feels Like Home’ in 2008, Eric transformed from the well-known blues teenager into a more mature guitarist. He’s still young but you can’t tell from his playing! More and more people are saying that Eric is following in the footsteps of his fellow countryman Joe Bonamassa, who also played the big music stages at a very young age. So now you have the chance to admire Eric in a small setting.