- Steve Carlson (singer)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Steve Carlson
Background = group_or_band
Los Angeles, California
Genre = Rock
Steve Carlson is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter from
Southern California. In addition to his blossoming solo career, he is also a member of the two successful L.A. club scene bands KANE and The Steve Carlson Band. Currently he is working on new albums for both KANE and his solo career.
[ [http://www.stevecarlson.com/bio.html Official Website] ] A native of
California, Carlson grew up listening to blues, folk, soul, R&B, and rock. At age 10, he started playing guitarand writing songs. He performed in bands throughout high schoolplaying guitar, singing, and occasionally picking up a bass. During his two-year residence on the island of Maui, he began playing acoustic slide guitarand mandolin, which would eventually become a major influence on his songwriting. After steadily gigging in Hawaii, he moved to Los Angelesto hone his craft.
Currently residing in
Hollywood, California, Steve has spent the last few years focusing on collaborative songwriting with band mate, Christian Kane, and their band KANE. Steve first teamed up with Christian Kane in 1998. Soon thereafter, the two began showcasing their songwriting talents and unique harmonies at local clubs. Their partnership has produced a varied and abundant repertoire of original material. In only a short time together, the band KANE and their always-evolving set list have received overwhelming support from notoriously picky Los Angelinos and high praises from the critics.
"Spot in the Corner", Steve's first solo album, is receiving great praise from fans and he is working with other artists on a compilation album for charity.
"Though he evokes some of the best singers/songwriters of the seventies, Carlson has a modern edge and a neo-country aroma to his work that sets it apart. 'Spot In The Corner', his full length CD, presents a thoughtful, skillful artist and hi backup players." -Music Connection
[ [http://www.myspace.com/stevecarlson Official MySpace] ] In 2004, he formed The Steve Carlson Band along with bass player
Steve Dress, a graduate of the JuilliardSchool, drummer Tim Jimenez, a California native who was an original member of the legendary " Rave-Ups", signed to Epic Records, and saxophonist David Olivas, who earned his performance degree from the Berklee College of Music. Together they have become a constant on the L.A. club scene, selling out venues and awing both fans and critics alike. Not to be confused with the Steve Carson Band (also known as SCB) that was formed in 2002 and also plays in Hollywood, California. www.scbmusic.com
* Taj Mahal
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The Steve Carlson Band
2004Carlson formed the American rock and funkband The Steve Carlson Band with bassist Steve Dress, drummer Timothy Jimenez, and saxophonist David Olivas. The band soon became a L.A. club scene favorite and released their first album "Rollin On" in the summer of 2005. Carlson plays lead guitarand sings lead vocalsfor the band.
1998Carlson formed the American country and southern rockband KANE with fellow songwriter and guitarist Christian Kane in Los Angeles, California. The band has released two successful independent albums and toured both the U.S. and Europe. They are currently working on their first studio album after signing a deal with RCA Nashville in the late-Spring of 2006. Carlson plays rhythm guitarand sings backing vocalsfor the band.
* Birth Name: Steven Paul Carlson
* Height: 5'10"
* Hair Color: Brownish Blonde
* Eye Color: Blue
**Two on right biceps: a five-point star design and an armband with feathers
**One on left biceps: sun design
* Is ambidextrous. Plays guitar lefty, does many other everday tasks right-handed.
* He is good friends with actor
Jensen Ackles, who sings back-up vocals on Steve's albums "Spot in the Corner" and "Rollin On"
* Co-wrote and recorded "Now that my Love is Gone" with friend
Cris Judd, who also directed the song's video
* Co-wrote "Another Number" with
Jason Mannswhich appears on Jason's debut self-titled album
* Likes to wear his pair of old snakeskin boots and some new ones now too
* Has a degree in culinary arts.
* [http://www.stevecarlson.com/ Official Website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/stevecarlson Official MySpace]
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