Forever and Always makes Top 10 List
May 5, 2010
Jack's Transplant is a success
February 20, 2010
My 15 month old grandson Jack received his new kidney yesterday Feb 19 2010 at 12:30 PM. The surgery was performed at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Both he and the donor. cousin Laura Scicutella, are doing fine. We are having a benefit next Sunday Feb 28 to help cover her bills since she is not being paid during her recovery time
Back On My Feet
November 19, 2009
It's been a while but here is the latest. Suffered a ruptured quadricep tendon back in August which put me out of commission for a while but I am doing well and will start gigging again starting in December. First gig will be Dec. 4 at the Irish Cottage in Massapequa Park NY with my good friend Jin Treutlein. I've also got three solo dates planned for January, February, and March at Jessie's Roadhouse in Merrick NY. Check the Calendar for the details.
October 15, 2008
Grandchild #5 arrived on Oct 14 2008 at 11:35 PM.
6 lbs 10 oz. - 19 inches.
Jack Robinson - a noble name. Congratulations to Stephen and Nilsa!
Happy New Year
January 4, 2007
A new year. The dems are in power. Let's see if anything actually changes.
It was a great Christmas with my grandchildren; Santa came by on Christmas Eve to the wide eyed wonderment of Emma (age 4) Gianna (who will be three in just a few days) Aidan (who will be two later this month) and Matthew (who will be two in March). I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year
Northeast In-Tune Magazine
September 22, 2006
The term “been there, done that” seems to have been made specifically for Mr. Steve Robinson, who has been involved in more professions than a small crowd combined. Though Steve personifies the term “Jack of All Trades”, it seems that his heart right now lies mainly in the field of music, where he surely must have tons to write about from the “hasn’t been dull” lifestyle his wife describes him as having. Ok, so the spirit is there, but what about the caliber of the songwriting? Well, before I can even listen to the music, I can’t help but notice that Mr. Robinson has recruited an all star band, of which all of the members have been involved in varying degrees of fame. Being the winner of the ISS Writer’s Choice award isn’t a bad thing either, especially considering that it was the first time Steve had ever entered the competition. With that, it’s time to see if the music is just as good as the back story.
With the plucking bend of guitar, “Mama’s Place” begins to play, a song with the appeal of a commercial jingle with the addition of substance. This guitar waddles around the tune, playing second only to Robinson’s vocals, detailing the “feels like home” vibe of wherever Mama’s place may be. The band is like a smooth drink on a hot day, everything is mixed exactly as it should sound. The deep precision of the bass, the country vibrato on Robinson’s voice, the punctuated percussion, it’s all there. He may have resided in Long Island his whole life, but Steve Robinson surely could make you think he was born and raised in the southern sun.
“Honeysuckle Breeze” is a throwback to the old time jazz/country standards with picturesque lyrics and a captivating chord progression. This is the type of song that I could see other musicians continually covering, ala classics such as “Ain’t Misbehavin” or “Summertime”. The song even metaphorically sways like a breeze, completely morphing its own subject matter. I wouldn’t be surprised if this were the tune that solidified Robinson as an ISS award winner. In fact I believe I’ve just listened to it about 5 or 6 times in a row without any thought of pushing the stop button. The structure is crafted in a way that keeps the interest strong for the listener around every turn.
With “Little Rock and Roller”, Robinson has a swing at some 12 bar blues, which I followed with “I Can See It In Your Eyes”, a tune with the component of western attitude combined with a 1950s slow dance vibe. Every song by Robinson and his band of rock stars seems to hold my interest with its unique twist on something that’s already familiar. It’s almost as if they knew that some of these styles have been long stale or out of commission, breathing fresh life into them as they stretched out their creative styles. The song “Son of the Night” only closes this assumption even further, with its touches of hard rock and 60’s Hammond organ.
So what’s my final though on Steve Robinson? Well, at first I must question why this band only has one award. With their blend of revitalization injected into familiar genres, Robinson simply cannot write a bad song. If you are into music AT ALL, you will definitely dig SR, as there is always an avenue of their sound to offer you an invitation into the rest of their catalogue. With wisdom, experience, and damn good musicianship, Steve Robinson and his band busts out the old record collection and hands out the unavoidable new product.
#1 on TwangCast
June 28, 2006
Big in Belgium
February 12, 2006
Getting some radio play in Europe. Three shows in Belgium featured songs from Back Roads over the last few weeks
WHPC Radio - Sun. Jan 29
January 23, 2006
Appeared on Rob Leonard's show Jan 29 2006 at 10:00 AM on WHPC 90.3 FM. Played live and recorded cuts from the CD Back Roads.
St Patrick's Day gig 0n March 17
January 23, 2006
Join me at the Irish Cottage on Park Blvd. in Massapequa Park on March 17, 2006 for my third annual St. Patrick's Day gig. The place will be jumping. More details to come.
December 22, 2005
The family photos were taken by me - all three other photos were all taken by my good friend Sonja Lashua Fagan