Lo-Fi Blues / Stark Americana
Ghostwriter* could be the post-punk version of a Harry Smith era self-accompanied singer-songwriter... Ghostwriter has toured the States for the last thirteen years, and released seven albums on End of the West records. Ghostwriter has opened for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, T-Model Ford, The Real Kids, and toured alongside Dex Romweber (Flat Duo Jets), and Th' Legendary Shack Shakers. He's played in festivals from Sleazefest in Chapel Hill, to Not the Same Old Blues Crap in London, and literally hundreds of bar rooms along the way. Known for his visceral songwriting and unrelenting DIY ethos, Ghostwriter is often dubbed "the original punk-folk troubadour."
*Steve Schecter started performing as Ghostwriter in 2002 while living in Austin, TX... After a handful of 'home-towns' in the interim, Schecter/Ghostwriter is again living in Austin.
"To these ears, one of the best purveyors of down and dirty blues triumphalism."
- Robert Ham, Willamette Week.
"A one-man junk-folk-blues act with knitting-needle guitar, footstomp percussion, and a
holler that sounds like a less lysergic Captain Beefheart." - Ned Lannamann, Portland Mercury.
"In the simplest description, I would have to say it's a raw, gritty, organic sound, full of heart and guts,
and sweat and spit and backbone... 'blue-collar blues-punk,' which at once sums up the man and the artist
pretty accurately." - James Carlson, National Examiner.
"Live, Ghostwriter can put the fear of God in you... unleashing some serious power through his
minimalist approach. " - Mark Lore, Chico News & Review.