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Steve Postell

Santa Monica, California, United States | INDIE

Santa Monica, California, United States | INDIE
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"HOOKED ON MUSIC exerpt"

As I loaded the CD and the first vocal tones hit my ears, I knew immediately; I know this voice. But from where? During the 3rd song, "Catch The Wind", it became clear to me. I was listening to the ex-front man of Little Blue. The same band that in the 90's released 2 fine albums with Taxim records and Blue Rose. Steve Postell's markedly silken vocals remain unforgettable, and his songwriter qualities have not diminished, rather they have remained on the highest level of the west-coast sound
- HOOKED ON MUSIC


"HOOKED ON MUSIC exerpt"

As I loaded the CD and the first vocal tones hit my ears, I knew immediately; I know this voice. But from where? During the 3rd song, "Catch The Wind", it became clear to me. I was listening to the ex-front man of Little Blue. The same band that in the 90's released 2 fine albums with Taxim records and Blue Rose. Steve Postell's markedly silken vocals remain unforgettable, and his songwriter qualities have not diminished, rather they have remained on the highest level of the west-coast sound
- HOOKED ON MUSIC


"MUSIKRICHTUNG excerpt"

Good folk-rock, leaning a little towards country, reminding one of Neil Young, America, the Eagles, Tom Petty or Bob Dylan. The New Yorker, Steve Postell, actually a studio musician, and until recently singer of the band Little Blue (with 2 released albums that remain trade secrets), has provided us with Time Still Knocking, his 2nd solo album, following last years Until You get Here. the record is really worth a listen, and especially multiple listenings, because only then do you begin to recognize the pearls that are coming from your CD player. But Time Still Knocking is not an album to listen to superficially. Rather its true qualities develop only by the third or forth listen. For friends of American folk, Steve Postell is most definitely warmly recommended.
- MUSIKRICHTUNG


"MUSIKRICHTUNG excerpt"

Good folk-rock, leaning a little towards country, reminding one of Neil Young, America, the Eagles, Tom Petty or Bob Dylan. The New Yorker, Steve Postell, actually a studio musician, and until recently singer of the band Little Blue (with 2 released albums that remain trade secrets), has provided us with Time Still Knocking, his 2nd solo album, following last years Until You get Here. the record is really worth a listen, and especially multiple listenings, because only then do you begin to recognize the pearls that are coming from your CD player. But Time Still Knocking is not an album to listen to superficially. Rather its true qualities develop only by the third or forth listen. For friends of American folk, Steve Postell is most definitely warmly recommended.
- MUSIKRICHTUNG


"BILLY BOP excerpt"

Americana from California that draws on rock, folk, blues, country and R&B! That's probably the best description for Steve Postell's debut singer-songwriter album "Time Still Knocking." Steve's career moves include titles as singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and now also as recording artist. Helped out with some big time friends and acquaintances like David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, John Oates, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, and many others, "Time Still Knocking" is a timeless effort reminiscent to groups like CSN&Y, Little Feat and The Eagles.
Leading track is the bluesy "3:45 Coming Through", without doubt the most appealing tune on this album for lovers of roots influenced music, but there are plenty of other good tracks in different genres to be found on this album. The funky-blues track "Living In The Mystery", the country influenced "The Tide Will Rise" or the country-rocking "Never Been To Memphis" are all tracks that need to hit the airwaves!
- BILLY BOP


"BILLY BOP excerpt"

Americana from California that draws on rock, folk, blues, country and R&B! That's probably the best description for Steve Postell's debut singer-songwriter album "Time Still Knocking." Steve's career moves include titles as singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and now also as recording artist. Helped out with some big time friends and acquaintances like David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, John Oates, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, and many others, "Time Still Knocking" is a timeless effort reminiscent to groups like CSN&Y, Little Feat and The Eagles.
Leading track is the bluesy "3:45 Coming Through", without doubt the most appealing tune on this album for lovers of roots influenced music, but there are plenty of other good tracks in different genres to be found on this album. The funky-blues track "Living In The Mystery", the country influenced "The Tide Will Rise" or the country-rocking "Never Been To Memphis" are all tracks that need to hit the airwaves!
- BILLY BOP


"MAZZ MUSIKAS MAGAZINE excerpt"

This CD doesn’t leave our CD player: classical but very well-played rock songs with shining guitar work (Robben Ford, of course, but also Postell himself, Buzz Feiten and Jeff Pevar, who made Peter Galway’s Freedom Is such a trip), wonderful harmonies and a flawless production. The harmonic colors [i.e., timbres] are sometimes so breathtaking that it becomes almost too much, but you can hardly call this overproduction. . Literally every one of the thirteen songs holds your full attention. And that makes it virtually impossible to single any one of them out. But just maybe one could favor Ford’s work on 3:45 Coming Through, the penetrating Background Noise with the glorious play of voices, the brink of pathos in Change in the Circle. And why does Paul Barrere no longer write and sing for Little Feat something like the barn song Missing You for this CD?! The closing title number, Time Still Knocking grabs you by the throat …. Cognac, cigars and the whole shebang.
- MAZZ MUSIKAS MAGAZINE


"MAZZ MUSIKAS MAGAZINE excerpt"

This CD doesn’t leave our CD player: classical but very well-played rock songs with shining guitar work (Robben Ford, of course, but also Postell himself, Buzz Feiten and Jeff Pevar, who made Peter Galway’s Freedom Is such a trip), wonderful harmonies and a flawless production. The harmonic colors [i.e., timbres] are sometimes so breathtaking that it becomes almost too much, but you can hardly call this overproduction. . Literally every one of the thirteen songs holds your full attention. And that makes it virtually impossible to single any one of them out. But just maybe one could favor Ford’s work on 3:45 Coming Through, the penetrating Background Noise with the glorious play of voices, the brink of pathos in Change in the Circle. And why does Paul Barrere no longer write and sing for Little Feat something like the barn song Missing You for this CD?! The closing title number, Time Still Knocking grabs you by the throat …. Cognac, cigars and the whole shebang.
- MAZZ MUSIKAS MAGAZINE


"KPFK RADIO, Los Angeles excerpt"

This is a beautifully crafted CD, lyrically, compositionally, and acoustically. There is something about the stories Steve tells that makes you want to sit down and listen. Steve’s voice is strong when he’s rockin’ out, and supremely delicate and sensitive when he’s playing an acoustic guitar. He’s versatile but has carved out a sound that is uniquely his own. It’s sophisticated, pensive, and smart music that will emotionally
move you.
- KPFK RADIO, Los Angeles


"KPFK RADIO, Los Angeles excerpt"

This is a beautifully crafted CD, lyrically, compositionally, and acoustically. There is something about the stories Steve tells that makes you want to sit down and listen. Steve’s voice is strong when he’s rockin’ out, and supremely delicate and sensitive when he’s playing an acoustic guitar. He’s versatile but has carved out a sound that is uniquely his own. It’s sophisticated, pensive, and smart music that will emotionally
move you.
- KPFK RADIO, Los Angeles


"BLUES MAGAZINE excerpt"

Singer songwriter Steve Postell already proved with his previous album that he writes excellent songs and that he surrounds himself with unique people. People like Jackson Browne are good friends of this guy. He reminds me a lot of Ry Cooder, but he doesn’t need that, because this man knows his stuff which becomes very clear when you listen to his new album “Time Still Knocking”.
This album is again heavily influenced by R&B, Folk, Blues and Rock. Steve has a great voice, plays the guitar beautifully and, as I already said, writes outstanding songs and turns those into amazing compositions. He has a mind boggling list of guests on this album - a few names: Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Warnes, David Crosby, David Koz, Buzz Feiten, Steve Ferrone, etc., etc. Definitely a disc to play over and over again, and then you’ll discover more and more why this man really should come over here. A beautiful release.
- BLUES MAGAZINE


"BLUES MAGAZINE excerpt"

Singer songwriter Steve Postell already proved with his previous album that he writes excellent songs and that he surrounds himself with unique people. People like Jackson Browne are good friends of this guy. He reminds me a lot of Ry Cooder, but he doesn’t need that, because this man knows his stuff which becomes very clear when you listen to his new album “Time Still Knocking”.
This album is again heavily influenced by R&B, Folk, Blues and Rock. Steve has a great voice, plays the guitar beautifully and, as I already said, writes outstanding songs and turns those into amazing compositions. He has a mind boggling list of guests on this album - a few names: Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Warnes, David Crosby, David Koz, Buzz Feiten, Steve Ferrone, etc., etc. Definitely a disc to play over and over again, and then you’ll discover more and more why this man really should come over here. A beautiful release.
- BLUES MAGAZINE


"KEYS & CHORDS excerpt"

Time Still Knocking is a hidden pearl that everyone should own. It all starts with fantastic finger picking as if you hear the master Ry Cooder at work. But Steve doesn’t need a blueprint. He already proved with his previous album that he knows how to write an edgy song and how to translate this musically. I couldn’t find a bad or lesser tune. They all have that refreshing quality that made me think back to the sound of Steely Dan and also that of the Eagles. What Steve has achieved borders on the unbelievable. Other than his outstanding voice, he has the ability to compose THE perfect song. Simply a masterpiece from which many can learn something.
- KEYS & CHORDS


"KEYS & CHORDS excerpt"

Time Still Knocking is a hidden pearl that everyone should own. It all starts with fantastic finger picking as if you hear the master Ry Cooder at work. But Steve doesn’t need a blueprint. He already proved with his previous album that he knows how to write an edgy song and how to translate this musically. I couldn’t find a bad or lesser tune. They all have that refreshing quality that made me think back to the sound of Steely Dan and also that of the Eagles. What Steve has achieved borders on the unbelievable. Other than his outstanding voice, he has the ability to compose THE perfect song. Simply a masterpiece from which many can learn something.
- KEYS & CHORDS


"KEYS & CHORDS excerpt"

Time Still Knocking is a hidden pearl that everyone should own. It all starts with fantastic finger picking as if you hear the master Ry Cooder at work. But Steve doesn’t need a blueprint. He already proved with his previous album that he knows how to write an edgy song and how to translate this musically. I couldn’t find a bad or lesser tune. They all have that refreshing quality that made me think back to the sound of Steely Dan and also that of the Eagles. What Steve has achieved borders on the unbelievable. Other than his outstanding voice, he has the ability to compose THE perfect song. Simply a masterpiece from which many can learn something.
- KEYS & CHORDS


"KEYS & CHORDS excerpt"

Time Still Knocking is a hidden pearl that everyone should own. It all starts with fantastic finger picking as if you hear the master Ry Cooder at work. But Steve doesn’t need a blueprint. He already proved with his previous album that he knows how to write an edgy song and how to translate this musically. I couldn’t find a bad or lesser tune. They all have that refreshing quality that made me think back to the sound of Steely Dan and also that of the Eagles. What Steve has achieved borders on the unbelievable. Other than his outstanding voice, he has the ability to compose THE perfect song. Simply a masterpiece from which many can learn something.
- KEYS & CHORDS


"KEYS & CHORDS excerpt"

Time Still Knocking is a hidden pearl that everyone should own. It all starts with fantastic finger picking as if you hear the master Ry Cooder at work. But Steve doesn’t need a blueprint. He already proved with his previous album that he knows how to write an edgy song and how to translate this musically. I couldn’t find a bad or lesser tune. They all have that refreshing quality that made me think back to the sound of Steely Dan and also that of the Eagles. What Steve has achieved borders on the unbelievable. Other than his outstanding voice, he has the ability to compose THE perfect song. Simply a masterpiece from which many can learn something.
- KEYS & CHORDS


"WEST COAST MUSIC excerpt"

That golden California Sound comes alive again on 'Time Still Knocking', Steve Postell's Immergent Records debut. This rich, organic work draws on rock, folk, blues, country and R&B, all distilled through well-honed craftsmanship coupled with genuine heart and the musical camaraderie of a staggeringly talented group of musicians. The music on 'Time Still Knocking' crackles with a sense of discovery. For Steve Postell, 'Time Still Knocking' is the culmination of dedicated work, lasting friendships and creative partnerships for a complete musician who knows where he’s been and looks to the future with anticipation.
- WEST COAST MUSIC


"Rolling Stone Excerpt"

The work of band leader and songwriter Steve Postell is what makes this album so exceptional. Postell's songs are full of warmth and intimacy.
- ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE


"Rolling Stone Excerpt"

The work of band leader and songwriter Steve Postell is what makes this album so exceptional. Postell's songs are full of warmth and intimacy.
- ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE


Discography

STEVE POSTELL: "Time Still Knocking", "Until You get Here", Traveling Man".
LITTLE BLUE: "Angels, Horses & Pirates", "Straight For The Moon".
A LITTLE LESS BLUE: "Whiskey & Guitars"
CLEAR SKY PRODUCTIONS: "Perfection Of Wisdom".

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Bio

Guitarist, vocalist, producer and composer Steve Postell relocated from New York City to Los Angeles, where he opened a studio/production facility in Burbank with Steve Ferrone (illustrious drummer for Average White Band, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty) and Grammy award winning engineer/producer John Jones who has worked with Duran Duran, George Martin and Celine Dion. Steve recently coordinated the "20th Anniversary Edition of Famous Blue Raincoat", a Jennifer Warnes, Leonard Cohen CD, released to rave reviews on Shout Factory records. Steve is currently touring with Jennifer as guitarist/vocalist and musical director. His last CD, "Until You Get Here" is available on Renegade Records, and he has just completed a solo CD for Immergent Records, entitle "Time Still Knocking". The CD features a host of brilliant guests who have worked with Steve over the years. These include David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, John Oates, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson Paul Barerre, Dave Koz and many others. Steve also produced a CD of Jazz standards by James Torme, son of Mel Torme. Steve managed a beautiful studio in Santa Monica, "On The Path", where he worked on commercials (including the new "Coke Zero" campaign), television/film scores and record production, and just opened his own facility in Santa Monica, "Pier Street Sound".

Steve was trained at The Mannes College Of Music in New York City. Steve Postell has had a successful, prolific career which spans his days playing with Pure Prairie League, performing on Broadway in shows such as “Evita� and “The Man Of LaMancha,� co-writing the score for the off-Broadway rock musical "Fallen Angel" (starring Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover), touring with Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Princess Lea in "Aladdin") as her musical director, and fronting the popular New York City band, Chain o' Fools. Steve has written scores for film and television including ESPN’s Sportsweek featuring Greg Gumble, and producer Lawrence Kasdan’s "Jumpin' At The Boneyard," a 20th century Fox production starring Tim Roth and Samuel Jackson. Steve wrote and produced Jingles for Right Sound Music in New York City for clients including Pontiac, AT&T, Dupont and many others. He has performed live on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show with Katie Couric, The Regis and Kelly and The Regis and Kathie Lee shows. Steve created a contemporary music club in New York City, The Dark Star Lounge, which became a hot spot for musicians, attracting artists as diverse as Phoebe Snow, John Waite, Billy Squier, and many of the city’s best players.

Steve also released a well received solo CD on Renegade Records called "A Travelin' Man," and has written and recorded with John Oates, including performing on and co-writing the single for John’s new solo CD, “Phunk Shui,� on Rhythm & Groove Records. Steve was co-founder and primary writer for the band Little Blue: together they recorded three CD’s for Renegade, Blue Rose and Taxim records. Little Blue received stellar reviews, including 4.5 stars in Rolling Stone Magazine for their Roscoe Beck-produced CD, “Angels, Horses & Pirates.� Over the years, Little Blue toured around the country and Europe playing concerts and festivals opening for acts such as Crosby, Stills & Nash and Ziggy Marley. They performed for corporate clients such as Deutsche Bank, Fortune and Maxim magazines, as well as for President Clinton. Little Blue played with great artists including David Crosby, Glenn Frey, Jimmy Buffet, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jennifer Warnes and many others. Steve has taught guitar, voice and songwriting at The American Institute Of Guitar, The Trinity School, The Dalton School, and privately for many years. Steve also created "The Real School Of Rock" with former Bonnie Raitt and Hot Tuna bassist, Freebo, with a diverse curriculum covering songwriting, individual instrumental skills, ensemble performance and recording technique.