First/Last-Delicate Steve

June 12, 2012

“The first time I heard any of this music, Steve was giving me a lift home after a Nat Baldwin show. We were going up Allen Street in Manhattan, and I’d finally convinced him to play me something from the new album. “This is going to be the last song,” he said, and put on “Luna.” OK, maybe I’d had a couple of beers, but in the dark of night the lights of passing cars and neon signs glowed molten and forlorn just like Steve’s guitar, and there was a serene space in the music as if it were the eye of a storm. It was one of those times when surroundings, moment and music combine to make a powerful impression. I’ll always remember it. And that’s a big part of Delicate Steve – the mystical synergy that music can have with life. It’s why the new album is called Positive Force. “I want to put out a positive feeling,” says Steve. “It’s so much more fun to get people all excited and uplifted.”

Check out tha band’s official Website, Facebook and Twitter. My thanks to Steve for taking a few moments to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • I bought 12 CD’s for the price of 1 through one of those mail order catalogs…Biggie’s “Life After Death” was the first of the twelve that I picked.
  • Your last album bought?
  • “A Love Supreme” vinyl reissue.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • “A Love Supreme”??
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • The other 11 CD’s from that club.
  • First concert attended?
  • Staind at the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Last concert?
  • tUnE-yArDs, last night.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Ponytail at the Bell House.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Staind at the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Love all the hills. Someone let me borrow your road bike during the day.

Thanks, Steve. Looking forward to the set tonight.