‘Knock on Wood’ is a newly formed trio. Jack, Kevin and Lili met through jam sessions in Ottawa and realized that they have a shared vision for music.
Knock on Wood is aiming to deliver acoustic songs through the guitar, the percussion, the flute and vocals.
Kevin Ecker is a singer and a multi-instrumentalist musician who has been performing in multiple genres. He delights in playing the guitar, the keyboard, and the violin. Kevin is also a recording artist who is involved in music production. He has been mixing for artists and writing music for shows and plays for more than 15 years.
Kevin has strong roots in acoustic music and his performance before an audience becomes harmonious through mellow vocals and punctuated rhythms. His acoustic interpretation of tunes can be both familiar and novel at the same time. Raised in Istanbul, now based in Ottawa, he has influences from coast to coast and he believes that experimenting with different styles and collaborating with other musicians add to his creativity.
Jack Pyl is an artist and musician active in the local arts scene for many years in visual arts, music and theater. He is a composer, music arranger, recording artist and accompanist. His main instruments are winds and percussion. As part of the trio Knock On Wood, he is happy to make his first appearance at the Grassroots Festival.