E.C. Lorick is an extremely gifted, insightful, captivating songwriter and performer. As I write this, I find it difficult to pinpoint the one thing that makes him so magnificent. There are so many facets to this gem:
His voice is just beautiful. Smokey, understated, passionate, expressive, soothing. I could listen to him sing endlessly and never tire of hearing him.
It doesn't matter if he's performing a composition of his own (see below) or someone else's composition: At the risk of sounding cliché, E.C. makes everything he sings his own. His interpretations are flawless and original and compelling. His versions are definitive.
His musicianship is world-class. He plays the guitar, the bass, and the harmonica like no one else. Effortlessly, beautifully, dynamically.
His writing is more than world-class. He is a storyteller for the ages, and offers compelling and honest perspectives about his chosen subjects, never insulting our intelligence, never resorting to hyperbole. No matter what story he's telling, he delivers it straight to your heart, where it stays indelibly, touching every part of you. He conveys a truth that is undeniable and makes it personal and urgent.
And, he is a productionist. All that he brings to his own music, he brings to others' music, too, using his studio, littleGIANT, in Woodstock, New York, to bring out the very best in others' work.
I have played with E.C. Lorick for years. And, I am picky and a stickler when it comes to musical precision, tonality, harmony and passion. E.C. is a world-class composer, musician, vocalist, and producer, and I really cannot get over that I know him.
~ Marji Zintz, Olivebridge, New York
AmericanWar (Composed by E.C. Lorick)
The Circus (composed by E.C. Lorick, performed by GaiaWolf)
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