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MP3 steve biegner - Manic Blue

Songs like a slow, sad kiss good-bye in the middle of Spring melting wintercold hearts -- if Jeff Buckley and Thom Yorke had a baby, he''d sound like this.

13 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, ROCK: Emo

Three months after Stephen''s mother went into labor, Stephen came out of the womb, unwillingly. Manic Blue, his independently recorded album, will also leave you pining for the womb again.

Okay, not at all. And although it did take 3 days and a pair of salad tongs to get Steve out here into the world, you probably won''t yearn to be back in your mother''s womb. But if you do, more power to you. Steve''s been making music for a long time, and he''s only 20. At 15 he had joined his cousin''s band, the Smokejumpers and the two played to enthusiastic crowds all over the New England area. Steve had already recorded one CD called "Radiolara." Sometime in the Fall of 2002, he decided to start recording some of his newer songs.

Armed with a guitar, a piano, drums and a four-track, Steve set to work recording his newest songs in his basement. Guitar in his room; piano in his living-room; vocals in the shower. All of his recording endeavors yielded "Manic Blue," a collection of wintry sounding songs, with the warmth of Spring lingering behind all of them. Songs such as "February''s Moon" and "Circle Song" bring to mind the droning tunings and haunting vocals of Nick Drake, while his voice one others, like "Providence," have made others think of Jeff Buckley. He released the CD in the Spring of 2003 when he was 17 years old.

Now, in 2005, Steve is playing with his upright bassist from the Smokejumpers, Adam Bach, his drummer Brian Sloan, and his new cellist, Laura Stanford. The four have been creating a buzz at each place they play wowing the crowd with their enthusiastic and heartfelt perfomances. They are going into the studio with producer Dave Chalfant in the Fall and should have a new CD out by November or December. If you would like to hear what the group sounds like live, go to https://www.tradebit.com and you can listen to the emotional "Beauty Was Truth" or the haunting "Lenore."

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