When you first tune in to Eric Steckel’s new album, Grandview Drive, what you hear is fire, passion, and amplifiers exploding from running hard and being laid out wet. The guy’s one of the new ringers in the guitar world, without crossing borders and sounding like his contemporaries. It’s a breath of fresh air inhaled deeply before hitting them streets a running.

Grandview Drive twists and turns through eleven avenues comprised of blues, hard rock, and grand funk, and “Take My Love to Town” is the spark to the engine that ignites all things and sets us up for a raucous ride. The cool thing about Eric Steckel is he doesn’t pigeonhole himself into one sound, which gives the manifolds time to cool down before shifting into the next gear.

“Same Old Blues” is the perfect late-night pit stop pulling your guitar out of the trunk for the last call improv. But “You Never Will” is the swing in your best gal’s swing set in the backseat full of fun and love before landing on “Solid Ground.”

I think Eric has finally found his sound on Grandview Drive and this, of course, is not time-sensitive and takes a few spins to set in before the voodoo dice is spun around the rearview mirror of love, life, and your point of view.

Grandview Drive Track Listing:

1. Take My Love to Town
2. Dream for 2
3. Same Old Blues
4. Best With You
5. When Ignorance Turns to Bliss
6. Can’t You See
7. Good Days, Bad Days
8. You Never Will
9. Since I Been Loving You
10. Promised Land
11. Solid Ground

Run Time: 53:81
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Record Label: E. Steckel Music

I was born in the late 60's amongst hippies and bikers. Cut my teeth on 70's rock and roll surrounded by motorheads and potheads, and in the 80's spread my wings and flourished as a guitarist. In the 90's I became a semi-professional musician knocking on death metals door, as well as entering the world as a freelance writer. In the 2000's I moved to Hollywood and watched the music industry crumble in front of my dreams and then took a break. Now, in the early 2020s I'm ready to rock again… or swing, blues, bluegrass, country, jazz, classical, etc. Its not so much a job to me anymore, but a great way to express myself and have a good time, and, "I know, its only rock and roll but I like it".