Utica native son Charles Ecker, who now leads The C.R. Ecker Band based in Los Angeles, needs our vote Today and Tomorrow at the secure site http://www.starliners.comule.com/ to get into the Top Two in a major music talent competition in Europe, much like a radio version of 'American Idol'. Or if you would like to vote through his band's website, you can get on Google or Yahoo by clicking The C.R. Ecker Band (Behind the Wall) All his songs are posted for free streaming. The band has been leading through most of the eight week elimination competition and two will advance on Sunday, when new balloting will decide the contest among the Top Two.
Charles was born in Utica and grew up in Clinton before moving to Los Angeles in 1984.
-- FYI In the mid-70, he was anchorman at WUTR-TV as Charles Ecker Matflerd.