The Eddie Becker Band
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The Eddie Becker Band

Charles Town, West Virginia, United States

Charles Town, West Virginia, United States
Band Blues Rock


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""The Blues Down in the Delta" Wins Honorable Mention in 2006 Competition"

“The Blues Down in the Delta” by the Eddie Becker Band won one of five Honorable Mentions in the Rock & Blues category for the 2006 songwriter competition. - July 15, 2006 - Mountain Stage New Song Contest

""The Blues Down in the Delta" Ranked #7 in R&B "Big Push II" Contest"

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Get Your Music Heard! - July 17, 2006 - American Idol Underground

"Eddie Becker is nominated for three Washington Area Music Awards"

Eddie Becker is nominated by members of WAMA for three awards for 2006 in the blues category. “The Blues Down in the Delta” is nominated for best song, The Eddie Becker Band is nominated for best band and Eddie is nominated for best instrumentalist. The Washington Area Music Awards, or “Wammies”, are considered by many musicians as the highest honor to receive in the local music scene. - Washington Area Music Association

"Eddie Becker Wins Gold Award in SAW 2006 Competition"

Eddie Becker wins the SAW Gold Award in the 2006 Jazz/Blues category for best song. SAW sponsors the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC) each year which is one of the longest-running contests in the nation and which attracts entries from around the world. Awards are presented to the first and second place winners, gold and silver, in each category, with a panel of music industry professionals choosing three top prize winners from among those entries.

“The Blues Down in the Delta” was awarded Gold in the Vocal Jazz/Blues category which was one of 13 categories in the international SAW competition. Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention Winners were selected from as far away as Germany, Australia, Alabama, Vermont, Florida, Indiana, Texas, New York, California, New Jersey, North Carolina, Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. - Songwriter Association of Washington (SAW)

"Winner in 2006 ASCAP Songwriter Showcase"

Eddie Becker is named a winner in the ASCAP Songwriter Showcase – original composition contest. The song The Blues Down in the Delta, winner in the Light Pop category, is one of twelve winners out of approximately 500 entries. The Blues Down in the Delta was inspired by the devastation and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The ASCAP awarded, The Blues Down in the Delta, was recorded by the Eddie Becker Band also finalists in the 2005 DC Blues Society blues performance competition.

As winners of the ASCAP Songwriters Showcase members of the Eddie Becker Band will perform an acoustic version of Blues Down in the Delta at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on May 1, 2006. The special guest host of the ASCAP Songwriters Showcase will be Stephen Schwartz, the highly acclaimed composer and lyricist for such successful Broadway shows as Pippin, Godspell, and his newest smash hit, Wicked. This ASCAP event will present talented songwriters from the Mid-Atlantic region – including DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Each songwriter (or their designated singer) will perform a song representing one of the following genres – musical theatre, jazz vocals, cabaret, or light pop.

The performance of Blues Down in the Delta by the Eddie Becker Band invokes the emotions felt by the country and the entire world as the effects of Hurricane Katrina unfolded. The simplistic styling of the song causes listeners to focus on the message delivered by the song. Oz Smith digs deep into his soul and delivers a vocal performance of true emotion. The trumpet solo, performed by Dr. Gil Wilshire, member of the Eddie Becker Band – Beltway Horns, depicts sounds of the New Orleans region while emoting feelings of pain and suffering the people of the region experienced.

Co-sponsors include the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW), Kennedy Center Performance Plus, DC Cabaret Network, Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and Washington Area Music Association (WAMA).
- April 6, 2006 - ASCAP/Kennedy Center Performance Plus


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The Eddie Becker Band is a cooperative of musicians who play throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Eddie is a native of Washington D.C. and has had the opportunity to play with some of the metropolitan area’s finest musicians.

Depending on the venue, the Eddie Becker Band line-up will change depending on the size and type of event. The core band is a standard guitar, bass, drums and lead vocalist. The band can also include harmonica, saxophone or feature a dynamic four-piece horn section – “The Beltway Horns”.

Eddie's guitar style incorporates many diverse influences including 60’s soul music, rhythm & blues, Chicago-style blues, rock and boogie. This diverse influence of musical styles has allowed him to work with many different musicians and bands and perform as a session guitarist for Roar Productions recording studios in Columbia, MD during the 90's.

Eddie has been playing in the Washington area since the mid-sixties and played extensively in the Washington D.C. club scene including the Hayloft Lounge, Rocket Room, Bennie's Rebel Room, Rabbit's Foot, 1320 Club, Grog & Tankard, Apple Pie and many other then-famous D.C. night clubs. Today, the Eddie Becker Band plays in the Montgomery County Maryland and Northern Virginia areas along with traveling to local beach resorts.

Eddie is an active member of the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA), Songwriter Association of Washington (SAW), the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and the D.C. Blues Society. Eddie’s band has been a finalist in the D.C. Blues Society’s Battle of the Bands in 2004, 2005 and 2006.