Brian Priebe - Eddie Becker
band Trombonist Wins Second Place at the "International Alphorn
Festival in Switzerland"
July 22, 2007 - American Trombonist,
Brian Priebe, won 2nd place in the International Alphorn Festival
held at the ski resort in Nendaz in the Swiss Alps. 120 competitors
came from around the globe to the festival, but the biggest surprise
was the American's 2nd place win. Never before has an American
reached the finals of the competition which has been dominated by
the Swiss since its beginning.
A crowd of over 2,000 alphorn
lovers basked in a lush mountain meadow as the sun glinted off a
spectacular mountain lake setting the stage for the competition. A
renowned panel of international alphorn stars judged the competitors
on technique, musicality and "Authentic Swiss
Priebe was an obvious favorite with the crowd
and the judges based on the huge cheer which erupted when it was
announced "Second Prize goes to Monsieur Brian Priebe of the United
States of America". You can hear Brian's gorgeous alphorn sounds on
the new Featured Artists page of Arrivi Artist Marketing's
Brian Priebe as reported on
Reuters, see the video...
July 2007 - Blues Down in the Delta - Hits Number 1
on American Idol
The online version of American Idol
provides listeners the opportunity to listen and rate original
recordings by bands throughout the world.
July 2007 - There's a War on the Middle Class - Makes the
top 50 on American Idol Underground!
See the Ranking...
Eddie Becker Receives Three “Wammie”
Nominations for 2006
December 29, 2006 –
WAMA/Washington Area Music
Eddie Becker and the
Eddie Becker Band is nominated by members of WAMA for three awards
for 2006 in the blues category.
Best Song: “The Blues Down in the Delta”
Best Blues Band: The Eddie Becker Band
Best Instrumentalist: Eddie
The Washington Area Music Awards, or “Wammies”,
are considered by many musicians as the highest honor to receive in
the local music scene.
Gold Winner in the SAW 23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song
November 17, 2006 – Songwriter Association
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 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 SAW Awards Gala took place on Sunday,
December 3rd, 2006 at Jammin' Java in Vienna where Gold Award
winners performed their compositions live.
The Eddie Beck Band - Finalist in the
Washington, DC Blues Society (DCBS), International Blues
DCBS - IBC to be held on November 21, 2006 at Chic Hall's Surf Club,
MD. Winners of DCBS - IBC event will be sent to
Memphis, Tennessee as ambassadors representing the Washington, DC
The 23rd IBC event will be presented February 1-3, 2007, with the
Keeping the Blues Alive Awards set for a Saturday brunch.
The list of blues greats that have competed in the IBC over the
years is impressive indeed: Slick Ballinger, Michael Burks, Tommy
Castro, Albert Cummings, Delta Moon, Larry Garner, Diunna Greenleaf,
Zac Harmon, Richard Johnston, Matthew Skoller, Susan Tedeschi, John
Weston and Michelle Wilson.
"Winning the International Blues Challenge is better
than having a $100,000 publicity budget"--2004 IBC winner and
2006 Blues Music Award Best New Artist Zac Harmon.
Registration for acts has begun. You can now purchase tickets,
book your hotel room(s) and order your IBC shirt now! Visit the Blues
Foundation web site for more information.
DCBS - IBC event scheduled for November 21,
Competition kicks off at 6:30pm:
Chick Hall's Surf Club
Bladensburg, MD 20743
American Idol -
yes the same American Idol that turned out Taylor
Blues Down in the Delta makes the TOP 20
ranking in the R&B category.
Check out the Eddie Becker Band on the American
Idol Web site...
Stage NewSong Festival - The Eddie Becker Band Named a
Mountain Stage awards "Blues Down in the
Delta" with an Honorable Mention in the Rock & Blues
Check it out...
Down in the Delta is named winner in ASCAP Songwriter
6, 2006: Eddie Becker is named a
winner in the ASCAP Songwriter Showcase – original composition
contest. The song Blues Down in the Delta, winner in the Light Pop
category, is one of twelve winners out of approximately 500 entries.
Blues Down in the Delta was inspired by the devastation and
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The ASCAP
awarded, Blues Down in the Delta, was recorded by the Eddie Becker Band also finalists in the
2005 DC Blues Society blues
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, DC 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.
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.
include the Songwriters
Association of Washington (SAW), Kennedy Center
Performance Plus, DC Cabaret Network, Nashville
Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and Washington Area Music
Read the ASCAP Press
As Seen in the Silver Spring,
Maryland Gazette...Read the
Seen in the Washington, DC Blues Society Newsletter &
Calendar...Read the Article
Listen to Blues Down in the
Read About the
Kennedy Center ASCAP Songwriters Showcase Awards
Blues Down in the Delta:
Composer – Eddie
Horn Arrangement – Dr. Gill
Recorded – 2006 at Audio
Express, Silver Spring, MD
Engineered by – Eddie Becker, Bill Walker (Audio
Produced by – Eddie Becker
Vocals – Oscar “OZ”
Guitar – Eddie Becker
Lap Steel – Eddie Becker
Bass Guitar – Eddie Becker
Piano – Tony
Drums – Scot
Trumpet – Dr. Gil Wilshire
Trombone – Brian
Tenor Saxophone – Richard
Bari Saxophone - Dan
October 2005 - Eddie Becker Band - Named
finalist in International Blues Competition (IBC) - DC Blues Society Battle of the