// NEWS

November 2017

Jake Clayton and Rob Daniels plan to release Jake’s new 6 song EP, of which Lael recorded backing vocals on “Till the Cow’s Come Home”, sometime at the beginning of next year!

August 6 & 7, 2017

The Jake Clayton band has been asked to play the Sturgis Bike Rally opening up for artists David Allen Coe, Grainger Smith and Kane Brown.  Show takes place on the main stage in town, at the Iron Horse Saloon. (Picture credit:  Larry Eccard)

April 15, 2017

FULL SUMMER TOUR DATES CAN BE FOUND AT www.JakeClayton.com

March 4, 2017

Lael has been officially asked to be the 1st chair drummer for the incredibly talented, multi-instrumentalist, Jake Clayton and his band!  Below is a pic from his inaugural gig with the group at the ever popular 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville.  December 03, 2016.  The band has several tours set up for the summer of 2017, where they’ll be all over the country playing festivals and other gigs in support.

May 4th, 2016

Vintage Guitar Magazine’s review of “Live @ The Moose” hits news stands on May 20th!  A stellar review for a stellar guitar player!  Lael’s honored to be a part of it all!

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December 14th, 2015

The release of Pete Anderson’s “Live @ the Moose” CD is finally upon us!  Lael recorded this album live with Pete Anderson and Luke Miller in December of 2014 in Burbank, CA.  BUY IT NOW!

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March 17th, 2014

I am so happy to announce that I now endorse Aquarian Drumheads!  I had the opportunity to meet and chat with my new rep, Chris, and the legendary drummer/clinician and owner of Aquarian Drumheads, Mr. Roy Burns.  A life long dream to be a part of this incredible family!  THANK YOU AQUARIAN!!!

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February 28, 2014

Pete Anderson band spring tour dates:

3/13 – Hotel Congress – Tucson, AZ.
3/14 – Railroad Blues – Alpine, TX. 
3/15 – Gruene Hall – New Braunfels, TX.
3/17 – Blue Moon Café – Lafayette, LA.
3/19 – Music City Roots – Nashville, TN.
3/21 – The Wash – Nashville, TN. 
3/22 – Country Music Hall of Fame – Nashville, TN.
3/24 – Strange Brew – Austin, TX. (Early Show 6pm)
3/25 – Dan Electros – Houston, TX. 
3/26 – Guitar Clinic @ Mac’s – Austin, TX. 
3/27 – Sealy Flats – San Angelo, TX.

April Dates around Los Angeles:

4/5 – The Black Watch Pub – Clairemont, CA.
4/7 – Moose Lodge
4/12 – The Beachcomber – Huntington Beach, CA.
4/14 – Moose Lodge
4/20 – Viva Fresh 
4/21 – Moose Lodge
4/27 – Viva Fresh
4 /28 – Moose Lodge 

 

 

February 22, 2014

The Pete Anderson band will be hitting the road March 12th with dates starting on the 13th in Tucson, AZ at The Hotel Congress.  The tour takes them through the great state of Texas with dates all across including the notable Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX on 15th.  The tour reaches the east coast for the Nashville PBS TV show “Music City Roots” on the 19th and The Country Music Hall of Fame on the 22nd!  They then head back through Louisiana and Texas for additional shows on their way back to LA.

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November 3, 2013

Lael’s first gig as the drummer for Pete Anderson is Monday, 11/4/13 at The Moose Lodge in Burbank, CA.  He’ll cut his teeth here with the group. Jack Maeby on keys and, of course, Pete Anderson on guitar, vox and harmonica.  On 11/6/13 Lael and the band head up to Vancouver and back.  The tour is over two weeks, with stops along the way in Santa Rosa and Folsom, CA…as well as Seattle, WA, Portland and Eugene, OR and many more.  Other national dates are also being booked for 2014.   Stay tuned!

Photo: Pete Anderson November Tour Dates. Here we come Northern California, Washington, Vancouver and Oregon.

October 12, 2013

Lael has picked up a ‘subbing’ gig with the guitar legend Pete Anderson.  Pete’s band is a roots’y blend of  blues, funk, country, cajun and more.  Don’t miss gigs local to LA starting in early November, 2013.  Tour dates can be found at Pete’s website.

Pete Anderson is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Producer and groundbreaking guitarist, who melds blues and country to forge a style all his own. Known as a pioneer in the roots-rock genre and an early champion of the Americana movement, he had a hand in introducing the world to artists such as Michelle Shocked, Lucinda Williams, Jim Lauderdale, Rosie Flores and perhaps most famously, his musical partner of 20 years, Dwight Yoakam.

Pete is also a renowned bandleader who has played over 3,000 live shows in upwards of 15 countries around the world and has appeared on Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, and The Tonight Show (19 times since 1986). Pete has released 5 critically acclaimed solo records on his own label Little Dog Records with another one in the pipeline.

April 28th, 2013

Lael is the newest member to the blues/jam band Jimmy Jax Pinchak Band!  Jimmy is not only a great blues guitar player but also a great actor.  You can see him in episodes of shows like CSI and Brothers and Sisters, to name a couple.  He’s also in the highly anticipated movie, Ender’s Game, which is scheduled for release on November 1st!  Jimmy’s band has a couple of festival shows coming up over the Memorial Day Weekend.  Go to the website linked below for exact dates and times.

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Early February, 2013

Lael joined the LA based indie/folk duo called Byzantium.  Lael say that “Taylor Kinney and Benjamin Leyland are two of the most incredible song writers I’ve ever heard, let alone had the pleasure to work with.”  Now the quintet of bass, drums, acoustic guitar, keys and banjo/mandolin is playing the LA area.  You can find the details at the link provided below and listen to a sample of their music on the “Music” page.  Their debut EP is soon to be released.  Stay tuned!

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// Welcome to Lael Eccard.com

Welcome to LaelEccard.com! Lael is a musician and instructor based out of Los Angeles, CA. His main instrument is the drums, but he also sings and plays a variety of percussion. He’s played thousands of gigs in a variety of different bands who’s styles include: country, blues, rock, jazz, reggae and jam. He is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and is currently playing with Grammy award winning guitar player and producer Pete Anderson (Dwight Yokam, Lucinda Williams, Roy Orbison & kd Lang etc.), as well as The Jimmy Jax Pinchak Band. Get to know Lael, read the bio, listen to featured tracks, watch videos of his performances from around the globe, browse the photo gallery, set up a lesson, or get in touch to schedule a jam session.

“Success is met when preparation meets opportunity…”