October 23 @ 7:00 pm$10
Stevey masterfully integrates poignant and conscious lyrics, and soul-wrenching vocals into catchy, folk-pop songs.
Doors open at 6, show starts at 7. Tickets are $10 advance, or $15 day-of.
Stevey’s quest inward began after a job promotion moved him west to the Rocky Mountains (landing in Fort Collins, CO). He had already forged a successful career path through his deeply ingrained work ethic. And yet, he felt unfulfilled… longing for more… something beyond the limits of the five senses and confines of the traditional corporate grind.
It was then he decided to dive head-first into songwriting. Although he’d been writing poetry off-and-on since childhood and had even been a member of a college boyband, this new venture was a significant challenge. For one, his guitar skills were limited to being self-taught, primarily by ear.
However, Stevey began to let his life experiences, travels, dreams, and fears pour onto the pages with no regard for a particular genre or style. He was particularly inspired by the storytelling of old-school country music—likely because he discovered his singing voice by imitating his dad‘s pristine whistling to a turntable spinning Hank Williams vinyls. He was also heavily influenced by the melodic flow of popular R&B and Hip-Hop ballads that dominated his adolescence in the late 80s and 90s.
Stevey debuted as an indie folk-pop artist in 2018 with his inaugural EP Beneath, featuring a catchy alt-country original, Damn Girl Lie. His sophomore EP Above launched worldwide in 2019, featuring the hooky pop single Altitude and an upbeat, self-empowerment anthem titled Find Your Place.
Stevey’s writing is intentionally moody and poignant, complemented by rich, creamy vocals that often swoop into whimsical falsettos. He balances heady lyrics with melodies that are inviting and familiar; utilizing the power of instrumentation like pedal steel, cello, and electric guitar to build momentous arcs; featuring harmonizingbackground vocals that add body and movement. All of these elements give hisindie sound an energy that straddles the intersection between new age, old-school, and mainstream.