Steven Blane is a singer-songwriter in the Americana-Jazz genres. His style incorporates a pop influence along with a 1950’s rock vibe that gives his sound a unique signature.
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"Stylistically, Blane fits in the Americana category. But there’s more going on in his music than simply Americana. There’s a pop influence in there, along with a 1950’s rock vibe that gives his sound a unique signature. It’s much different from the usual run-of-the-mill stuff most bands turn out today."
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"True to the indie music spirit, Steven has been very active in recording his craft. His growing anthology includes 2014’s Gonna Light the Lights Tonight (single), 2015’s Taboo, and 2016’s The Best of Steven Blane (So Far), and I Confess. His most recent effort, The Shed Sessions (feat. Luba Dvorak & Kevin Hailey), was quite literally recorded in a shed in Lake Worth, Florida, with nothing more than two mics and the players themselves—no overdubbing. A situation this minimal can either result in disaster, or pure magic. In Blane’s case: Abracadabra."
"Now in his 60’s, Steven Blane is still a practicing singer-songwriter in the NYC music and arts scene. Americana is considered his main genre but he adds elements from folk, pop, and 1950’s rock to create a sound that is quite unique.
Together with The Steven Blaine Band, this past May saw the release of The Shed Sessions. The 10 track record was recorded fully in a shed in Lake Worth, Florida. The album opens with the folk-style storytelling of “Any Kind Of Fool”. Even as a solely acoustic song, there is an electric feel that pulses through the track. Blaine’s vocals create that energy that makes your ears perk up and pay attention."
"Embracing his acoustic guitar and putting his masterful song crafting abilities on display, Steven Blane delivers an Americana/Folk sound with plenty of nuances including hints of pop, 1950s rock n roll vibes, and a soulful, powerful voice that is guaranteed to grab your attention as Steven starts to sing."
"Steven Blane‘s LP of Jazzy, Swingish, and Bluesy collection of tracks titled The Best of Steven Blane (So Far) is a treat for the New Yorker’s soul in ways that almost can’t be fully described. Blane delivers you that same iconic sound in the league of artists that could be comprised of Sinatra, Bennett, and a riffy Johnny Cash vibe as well. Every song on this album has a smooth, eclectic, and soothing sensibility…no matter where you come from. He has a sound that has class, dynamic musicianship, and innovative measures that are always present throughout every track. The sound is versatile and diverse. And once you take a listen to Steven Blane yourself, he’ll find his way to your heart unconditionally. Whether you expect it or not."
Singer-Songwriter, Steven Blane, returns with the release of his new album, So New York, switching his usual Americana style for a jazzy sound. The album is a collection of ten original love songs to New York City, including his single "Central Park". Steven has never shied away from exploring genres. In the past, he delved deeply into Americana with the release of The Shed Sessions and Motel Blue. But this time he ventures back into jazz like he did in his first album, Kill Me Nice. Steven's style flourishes on this record with the combination of jazzy pop and 1950's rock. Together they give his sound a unique signature. Seattle PI praised the album and Steven's artistry proclaiming , "So New York is grand! The album is full of vintage jazz/pop aromas giving off tantalizing wisps of elusive familiarity similar to the heady music of the '40s and '50s. Steven Blane's voice is deliciously deluxe, full of lush tones."