We are very excited to finally be announcing the addition of Chris Eckman's solo music to the Drums & Wires Recordings catalog!
Chris' songwriting has had a big impact on D&WR founder Michael Wells, in no small part due to the fact that they have been bandmates in The Walkabouts for many years. Here are a few more things that Michael has to say about Chris' music...
Very few songwriters have had the impact on me that my musical compadre Chris Eckman as had. When I joined his band I was a capable bass player, but I did not yet understand how my musical contributions could truly serve the song. I learned about this playing with Chris and the rest of The Walkabouts (I think we all learned it together), and to me this ability to transcend our individual parts for the sake of the song, especially when it has meant playing less, not more, is one of the things that is the most rewarding to me as a musician.
When I started Drums & Wires Recordings I knew that I wanted to present Chris's music. I also knew that the words I would choose to describe his music would need to be carefully chosen if I were to succeed in capturing the many musical, lyrical and emotional textures contained within his songs. I have now finished my task, and it's up to you to decide if I have been successful.