11th & Grant With Eric Funk

11th & Grant with Eric Funk is the premiere outlet for music performance in Montana, seeking out the state's most acclaimed, accomplished, and pioneering talent. The Emmy winning performance series also devotes significant time to each artist's personal story, insights into their music and their approach to life, ultimately providing a deeper experience than a seat at a concert. Accomplished composer and musician Eric Funk serves as host and artistic director, hand selecting each performer from communities around the state to form a diverse series featuring genres from jazz to classical, country to zydeco, and rock to fusion.

Steve Eckels (No. 1103)

Accomplished classical guitarist Steve Eckels showcases his impeccable talent with arrangements of well known classical pieces and traditional American folk songs, creating a unique sound and diverse repertoire.


Steve Eckels is a skilled guitarist and educator who's formal training as a classical guitarist enables him to perform in a variety of styles. Steve showcases his arrangements of well known classical pieces, combined with traditional American folk songs, creating a unique sound and varied repertoire. From Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, La Boheme and Tosca to Americana classics like Red River Valley and Deep river blues, Steve’s virtuosity takes center stage.

Throughout his career, Eckels has become well versed in all things music, and he shares that passion and knowledge as a long time teacher and in the publication of several works ranging from textbooks to magazine columns. He holds a Master’s degree in guitar from New England Conservatory and a Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music.

Steve Eckels

11th & Grant with Eric Funk is proudly supported by these Individuals and Montana Businesses:

Funders for this season of 11th & Grant

To find out how you can support the show that supports Montana artists, contact: aaron_pruitt@montanapbs.org

Directed by:
Scott Sterling

Produced by:
Paul "Gomez" Routhier

Audio Director:
Jeremiah Slovarp - Jereco Studios, Inc.

Executive Producer
Aaron Pruitt

- 11th & Grant is a production of KUSM-TV/MontanaPBS, MSU-Bozeman -