Ken's News!

Don's Tunes Picks Ken's Tunes 

The top YouTube Blues channel, Don's Tunes, recently included one of my earlier productions, Have You Ever Loved A Woman, in their second 1 hour Slow Blues Show.

I am truly humbled.

This recording was originally included on the Hip Pocket Band album Returns and featured Kevin "Dr. C" Crutchfield on lead vocals. 

Kevin was one of the most talented vocalists I have ever worked with.  Like his recording of Dock Of The Bay, Dr. C nailed this track in one take.  We didn't need a second.

He was also a dear friend and though I am sad he is not here with me to enjoy this I believe his spirit is flying around laughing at me right now. 

Please send Don's Tunes some love: https://youtu.be/Yul22_8pAwg and donstunes.com.

CBS Football Scores a Touchdown with Ken's Tunes 

Recent Ken's Tunes "sitings" include three CBS NFL games back in late 2018.   CBS also gave Ken the thumbs up in a feature about college football athletes.

Other new additions to the growing list of TV shows using Ken's tunes are Tanked and Junkyard Empire.

A big thank you to my publishers and the music supervisors picking Ken's tunes!

Dimensions - A Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band  

Just Released!

Dimensions - A Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band

As a young musician growing up in the 70s the Allman Brothers were an amazing source of blues, rock, and country licks.  They were musically mature beyond their years and played with raw passion.  I wonder to this day what Duane would have sounded like had his life not been cut short. Gregg was a soulful songwriter and one of my favorite singers of all time. Midnight Rider is an absolute classic and one of my favorite songs of all time.  

I believe their musical soul lives on through me as it does for so many others who grew up with the ABB.  To say that they were huge influence on my playing would be an understatement.

I hope you enjoy Dimensions. It was a spiritual experience to produce it.

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Written and recorded by Ken Eichler at Sliding Door Studios, New Rochelle, NY 

Ken Eichler - guitars, bass, organ 
Paul Connors - organ 
Vito Luizzi - drums 

copyright 2019 Kenneth F. Eichler

 

Great year for music! 

In the past twelve months or so I've had dozens of new placements in TV worldwide including prime time spots on the 2018 Winter Olympics, Chicago PD and The Voice.

It's been a busy year at Sliding Door Studio, too, with several new projects ongoing. 

I'm currently collaborating with flutist Pamela Sklar on several new instrumental pieces.

Also working with The Roadhouse Roosters and Joel Smith to produce their upcoming CD.

 

 

It's been a while... 

My music was featured twice during the 2018 Winter Olympics for men's snowboarding and women's curling.

In yesterday's third episode of the Voice blind auditions my new tune "Slippery River" set the scene for the bio on a four chair turn, Dexter Roberts.

Love to my Mom who passed away in July and to my Dad who passed away ten years ago.  Wish you were here to see this.

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: http://www.snappytv.com/tc/3790543/2259803.   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 CDBaby.com 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 

Contact: 

Angel Rissoff - angelmusicinc@aol.com, http://www.angelmusicinc.com/ 

or 

Ken Eichler - ken@kayefe.com, http://kenstunes.com

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.