Eric Stekel with his Trusty Knaggs T3 Severn X guitar.
In this era of technological wizardry it is great to see some guitarists who like to just plug their guitar into a great amp and play great music. Eric Stekel is one of those guitarists and he has built his reputation around playing blistering blues guitar.
Now we could feel a little bit jealous of what Eric has achieved.
He cut his first CD “A few Degrees Warmer” at the tender age of 11. A year later he was introduced on stage by none other than John Mayall as the youngest guitarist to ever appear live with the Bluesbreakers. He performed with the Bluesbreakers on tour and has joined John Mayall for session work on his Road Dogs record. He has opened for Johnny Winter and shared the prime time bill with Gregg Allman at the legendary Pistoia Blues Festival.
His reputation has been forged through constant touring where he has refined his style into a fusion of blues and har rock verging on metal. It is not an understatement when we say you really need to hear him to realise just how good he is.
In terms of guitars Eric Stekel is very rarely seen without his Knaggs guitar. If you check out our recent article on Knaggs Guitars you will see why they are his guitar of choice. The Knaggs guitar that he favours is the T3 Severn X which he plays through Bogner or Diezel amps. The sound that he can create is raw and in your face so is not for the faint hearted.
The video below gives you a taste of what Eric Stekel has to offer with his searing cover of Albert Kings Born Under a Bad Sign.
If you want to find out more about Eric Stekel and where you can catch him playing then check out his website for more details.