Ken's News!

Angel Rissoff passed away earlier this week. 

Angel Rissoff passed away earlier this week.  He was one of the greatest musicians I ever worked with.  We became good friends over the past two years working on several projects together.  He was blessed with talent and passion and I was blessed to get to know and work with him.  He was a musician's musician and a gentleman - in a very cool way.

I took this picture just before Angel became ill.  The smile on his face was genuine - not because I asked him to say cheese but because he was making music as I snapped the photo.   He found joy in music and I found joy in his music and friendship.  RIP, Angel.



Brooke Baldwin Loves Ken - so does Pawn Stars!  

I am happy to report that the new year has started off with a bang for Ken's Tunes!  

CNN's Brooke Baldwin introduced a new segment on her show yesterday called "American Woman" and chose my song "Let Yourself Dream On" for the opening and closing of the segment.  The clip can be viewed here:   Thanks to Ken Skjeveland for recognizing the guitar solo and letting me know he heard it live!  Ken is the rockin' singer on the full version.  Thanks also to Larry Forrest for his funky bass on the cut.

In the "more good news" category, Ken's instrumental "Country Gentleman" found it's way (again) onto the latest episode of the History Channel's hit show, Pawn Stars.  Thanks to all the music supervisors out there that keep pickin' Ken's Tunes!  

Speaking of pickin'...Here's a new one called "Pick Yer Friends" inspired by the American Pickers show.


Angel Rissoff Release New Single with Ken Eichler and T. Nicks  

Press Release 

Angel Rissoff Releases New Single “Lou Anna” 

By Ken Eichler 

July 4, 2016 

New York, NY – Recording artist Angel Rissoff, in association with T. Nicks and Ken Eichler, release their first cut together, “Lou Anna”, to be widely available for download or streaming at all popular sites such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and on July 4, 2016. 

Recorded and produced by Ken Eichler at Sliding Door Studio, New Rochelle, NY 

Copyright 2016 Angel Rissoff, Thomas R. Nicks, and Kenneth F. Eichler 

Photo by Ken Eichler 

Angel plays a Fender Telecaster at Sliding Door Studio, June 2016. 

Lou Anna features: 

Angel Rissoff – lead and background vocals, bass, guitar 

T. Nicks - background vocals 

Ken Eichler - guitar, background vocals, bass, percussion, keyboards 

Vito Luizzi - drums 

Baron Raymonde - saxophones 


Angel Rissoff -, 


Ken Eichler -,

NBC's "The Voice" loves "Lay Down With Dogs"  

I'm so happy to announce that "Lay Down With Dogs" was used again this past Tuesday on NBC's primetime hit "The Voice".  This is the third time "The Voice" has chosen this cut to set the tone for a scene.

Co-written with Vito Luizzi (Johnny Winter's close friend and long-time drummer) "Lay Down With Dogs" was originally written back in 2011 to pitch to Johnny Winter for an upcoming album.  Johnny heard and dug the tune but unfortunately he never recorded another album of original music before he passed.  


Ken makes History again.  

The History Channel's new American Restoration is making good use of Ken's tunes.  Almost all of the episodes in the new season have featured one or more of Ken's "garage rock" inspired cues.  

Another History Channel favorite, Pawn Stars, featured "Country Gentleman" (again) in the new episode that aired last week.  "Country Gentleman" is a favorite of the History Channel having appeared in multiple episodes of American Pickers and various other shows.

A big thank you to all the music publishers, libraries, supervisors, and fans of the shows.  

Nicks and Eichler continue to get airtime on popular radio, WFDU  

Popular New Jersey DJ, Christine Vitale, of Fairleigh Dickinson University radio station WFDU, has been airing several cuts from T. Nicks' and Ken Eichler's CD, Deep Water, on her Tuesday morning shows.  After months of featuring tracks Workin' For The Union Wage, Deep Water and others, today Christine spun Come Back Baby for the first time.  A big thank you again to Christine and WFDU for supporting independent artists and local talent.  Please support WFDU here.


WFDU Rocks the NY Airwaves with T. Nick's and Ken Eichler's CD "Deep Water" 

WFDU's super-DJ Christine Vitale has been playing several cuts from T. Nick's and Ken Eichler's CD Deep Water for the past few months.  She has also been playing tunes from The Roadhouse Roosters self-titled EP produced by Ken Eichler at Sliding Door Studio.

Please support Fairleigh Dickinson University's  WFDU 89.1FM and Christine's Vitale's show "The Rock and Rhythm and Blues Rollercoaster" featured every Tuesday morning between 6am and 9am.  Internet listeners can stream WFDU here.

A big thank you to Christine Vitale and WFDU for supporting independent artists and music!

Picked in America Again, and Again...  

I am proud to announce that one of my recent tunes, Les Blues Electric, appeared in last night's new episode of American Pickers on the History Channel.  

And just a few weeks ago two of my tracks appeared in the American Pickers episode featuring a Gretsch Country Gentleman guitar. They used my track, Country Gentleman (written as a tribute to Chet) , as well as one of my dobro solo tracks.  Certainly this was also a very proud moment for me.  


Ken's Tunes hit pay dirt on WFDU and Animal Planet's "Fool's Gold"  

Ken's tunes "Cold Train" and "Lonesome Whistle" were both featured on Christine Vitale's morning show on WFDU radio out of Fairleigh Dickinson University today.  

"Deep Water", the title cut from T. Nicks and Ken Eichler recently released CD, has also received airplay on WFDU several times in the past few weeks.  We give our sincerest thanks to the folks at WFDU for supporting local and independent artists. 

"Cold Train", another cut from the CD "Deep Water", has also been featured recently in many television shows including several episodes of Animal Planet's "Fool's Gold".  

"Lonesome Whistle", written by Joel M. Smith and produced by Ken, first appeared on The Hip Pocket Band "Returns" album and later re-appeared on the Roadhouse Roosters self titled EP.