On Tour w/ Annie Keating!

I’m heading across the pond, on tour with Annie Keating! I’ll be accompanying her on Guitar and Mando to promote her newest album TRICK STAR, as well as playing a few of my own tunes at a gig or two to celebrate the European release of SIDEWAYS RAIN.
 
JUNE 16 House Concert, Nootdorp NL
JUNE 17 In the Woods, Utrecht NL
JUNE 18 Lazy Sonnie, Son en Breugel NL
JUNE 19 Podium Cafe, Steendham NL
JUNE 20 Private Concert, Veendam NL PP
JUNE 22 Garstang Unplugged, Garstang UK
JUNE 23 Kelvingdale Bowling Club, Glasgow UK
JUNE 24 White Ark Studio (w/Ags Connelly), Corby UK
JUNE 25 City Screen w/Dan Webster, York UK
JUNE 26 The Maze, Nottingham (w/Gallery 47) UK
JUNE 27 Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham, w/Danielle Cawdell)
JUNE 28 The Pavilion w/Danni Nicholls Bedford UK
JUNE 29 The Dorset Arms, East Grinstead UK
JUNE 30 Square & Compass, Dorset UK
JULY 1 Maverick Festival Suffolk, UK
JULY 2 Maverick Festival Suffolk, UK
JULY 3 Greys, Brighton UK w/Porchlight Smoker
JULY 4 Under the Apple Tree Session (closed)
JULY 7 The Green Note, Camden UK
JULY 8 Little Rabbit Barn, Essex/Suffolk UK
JULY 9 The Prince Albert, Stroud UK
JULY 11 Hotel La Campagnola
JULY 12 Bolzano (Venue TBA)
JULY 13 Venue TBA soon (check back @ anniekeating.com)
JULY 14 Cosenza (Venue TBA)
JULY 15 Venue TBA soon (check back)
JULY 16 Storie di Cortile Festival (Corte San Rocco)

Sideways Rain

A song I wrote with Peter Mulvey and Paul Cebar for the victims of Hurricane Sandy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWi-K3F-E74

The Cousins Project “Beautiful Blood” available for download!

Steve Mayone and Kristina Stykos are second cousins… but they didn’t know that until a few years ago. They lived parallel lives: songwriters, producers, independent artists. In 2006 they met by chance when Steve (who lives in Brooklyn) was playing a gig in Vermont (where Kristina lives) with his buddy Bow Thayer. Upon hearing Steve’s last name announced from the stage, Kristina introduced herself and they discovered their grandparents were siblings. In the first half of the 20th century, the Mayone family were busy brick makers, shipping bricks down the Hudson river where they were used to build such iconic structures in New York City as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Then the company collapsed, and families scattered.

Making up for lost time, Steve and Kristina began playing music together, resulting in their new album Beautiful Blood. Recorded in their home studios (Kristina’s Pepperbox Studio and Steve’s Proofbox Studio), Beautiful Blood combines their different styles into one voice: Americana, folk/rock, ballads, blues, all woven into a single tapestry. With years of writing, performing and production experience under their belts, the making of Beautiful Blood was a joyful culmination of professional compatibility and family time. As Steve said “making the album was a way to spend time together and get to know each other, musically and personally”.

 

Reviews:

Jan 3, 2013 Barre/Montpelier

By Art Edelstein
Arts Correspondent

“Kristina Stykos, one of our favorite singer-songwriters and now a top-flight local recording producer, released Beautiful Blood, a joint venture with Steve Mayone, her second cousin. The two first met in 2006 at a Vermont venue and later decided to do an album together.
Mayone is a fine musician and singer-songwriter. In his voice and delivery we hear suggestions of Steven Stills and Gerry Rafferty. The 13-song album includes seven lead vocals by Mayone and six by Stykos.They also harmonize on many of the songs. The album contains several Vermont references, such as ‘Back to Victory’ and ‘South of the Chelsea Line’, and most of the songs are delivered in an electric folk style. Jeff Berlin on drums, Scott Paulson on bass and Patrick Ross on fiddle beef up the production values, adding to Mayone and Stykos’ guitars,mandola, banjo and ukulele.
This is a very likeable album. I especially enjoyed Mayone’s singing here. Since his is an unfamiliar name and voice, it was good to be exposed to a new artist who might have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Stykos remains the insightful lyricist. Her singing, while much mellowed, continues to evolve but is always powerful. Together there is a simpatico that is genetic as well as intellectual. They are a good match, and Beautiful Blood is worthy of many listenings.”

Save You

A new song I’m working on for the 2013 Steve Mayone album, to be produced by David Goodrich!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcp7I4lldr4&w=470]

The Cousins Project

Beautiful Blood by The Cousins Project : Available now for digital download!

VISIT THE WEBSITE.

Steve Mayone and Kristina Stykos are second cousins… but they didn’t know that until a few years ago. They lived parallel lives: songwriters, producers, independent artists. In 2006 they met by chance when Steve (who lives in Brooklyn) was playing a gig in Vermont (where Kristina lives) with his buddy Bow Thayer. Upon hearing Steve’s last name announced from the stage, Kristina introduced herself and they discovered their grandparents were siblings. In the first half of the 20th century, the Mayone family were busy brick makers, shipping bricks down the Hudson river where they were used to build such iconic structures in New York City as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Then the company collapsed, and families scattered.

Making up for lost time, Steve and Kristina began playing music together, resulting in their new album Beautiful Blood. Recorded in their home studios (Kristina’s Pepperbox Studio and Steve’s Proofbox Studio), Beautiful Blood combines their different styles into one voice: Americana, folk/rock, ballads, blues, all woven into a single tapestry. With years of writing, performing and production experience under their belts, the making of Beautiful Blood was a joyful culmination of professional compatibility and family time. As Steve said “making the album was a way to spend time together and get to know each other, musically and personally”.

Ex-girlfriends Movie

Alexander Poe’s new movie Ex-girlfriends is now available on iTunes and hitting movie theaters November 27th! I scored some of the music, and it’s been selected to appear in the Austin Film Festival in October 2012.