About Steve Mayone
Songwriter Steve Mayone wears many hats. Based in Brooklyn, he performs as a solo artist and with his bands Bastards of Fine Arts and The Cousins Project. He’s released five albums and has toured the United States, Canada, and Europe, garnering praise from both sides of the pond. He also composes music for film and tv.
As an in demand accompanist, he’s performed and toured with Sister Kate Taylor, Annie Keating and Todd Thibaud and has shared the studio with Levon Helm, Larry Campbell and Bow Thayer. His playing and singing can be heard on such albums as Marjan Farsad Blue Flowers (2014), Paisley Fields Sawdust and Glitter (2018) and Boris McCutcheons I’m Here Let Me In (2018).
Growing up outside of New York City, he began writing songs in 1978, releasing his music on cassette tapes. After attending Berklee College of Music in the 1980’s, he played and toured with several Boston bands, including Treat Her Right, Hummer and The Benders. In 2004, he released his first CD. “Bedroom Rockstar has overcome his agoraphobia and taken his songs beyond the front stoop. Americana, folk, classic and roots-rock, effortlessly flowing from one to the next and never at a loss for interest” (Miles of Music) Unfortunate Son followed in 2005 (“A great follow up” – Smother), Understories in 2006 (“Powerful lyrics and great guitar and mandolin work” – Leicester Bangs) and Long Play Record in 2009 (“Brilliant” – Americana UK). In 2013 he released a collaborative album with his cousin Kristina Stykos, Beautiful Blood, “An album of quiet beauty and marvelous moments” (Maverick Country UK). His most recent release was Sideways Rain (2017) “Rife with flowing pop and folk-flavored ballads that exude a romantic and bittersweet glow” (Steve Morse).