John Eichleay is a Brooklyn based singer songwriter/steel guitarist. He is dedicated to the preservation and proliferation of steel guitar music. As a founding member of The Steel Guitar unConvention, He worked with partner Raphael Mcgregor to bring performers from all over the world to perform in NYC. The Steel Guitar unConvention strives to celebrate all things steel guitar and to present an eclectic blend of music in an inviting and inclusive atmosphere. Featured performers in 2018 included Susan Alcorn, Kashiah Hunter, Doug Jernigan, Myk Freedman, and others. Steel Guitar unConvention 2019 is schedule for June 2019 at Brooklyn's own community music school, The Jalopy Theatre.
John fell in love with the pedal steel 7 years ago when he first heard Four Wheel Drive by Buddy Emmons. Today John performs around NYC with Blue Steel, Lovesick, Hopalong Andrew, and others. As a songwriter he has released multiple albums under his own name as well as with The Tickety Boos. As a guitarist he performed extensively with Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan.