Steve Raiken
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Steve Raiken

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Folk Acoustic

Calendar

Aug
17
Steve Raiken @ Relish Bar and Grill

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aug
24
Steve Raiken @ La Revolucion

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sep
19
Steve Raiken @ Canoe FM, Haliburton

Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada

Jun
09
Steve Raiken @ Jasper Dandy

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jun
07
Steve Raiken @ Acoustic Grill

Picton, Ontario, Canada

Picton, Ontario, Canada

Apr
25
Steve Raiken @ Toronto Public Library - Mount Pleasant Library

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mar
16
Steve Raiken @ Relish Bar and Grill

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mar
02
Steve Raiken @ La Revolucion

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Feb
23
Steve Raiken @ Dora Keogh Irish Pub

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Feb
23
Steve Raiken @ Mambo Lounge

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Feb
23
Steve Raiken @ Dora Keogh Irish Pub

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jan
18
Steve Raiken @ Free Times Cafe

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nov
03
Steve Raiken @ Relish Bar and Grill

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sep
27
Steve Raiken @ Canoe FM, Haliburton

Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada

Aug
18
Steve Raiken @ La Revolucion

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aug
12
Steve Raiken @ Artists' Garden Cooperative

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jul
28
Steve Raiken @ Ravenstock 2018

Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada

Jun
01
Steve Raiken @ Acoustic Grill

Picton, Ontario, Canada

Picton, Ontario, Canada

May
26
Steve Raiken @ Relish Bar and Grill

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

May
09
Steve Raiken @ Free Times Cafe

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Apr
11
Steve Raiken @ Free Times Cafe

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mar
24
Steve Raiken @ Relish Bar and Grill

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mar
03
Steve Raiken @ La Revolucion

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Feb
18
Steve Raiken @ Winterfolk XVI Roots & Blues Festival

Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada

Feb
18
Steve Raiken @ Winterfolk XVI Roots & Blues Festival

Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada

Jan
25
Steve Raiken @ Toronto Public Library - Mount Pleasant Library

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nov
24
Steve Raiken @ Archtop Cafe

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nov
04
Steve Raiken @ La Revolucion

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Music

Press


“A thoughtful songwriter of sometimes poignant and other times delightfully light-hearted songs, Steve Raiken is a highly gifted acoustic guitar player whose fingers, as I’ve previously mentioned, can weave a mesmerizing spell on audiences.” - Gary 17, Publisher, Toronto Moon Magazine, December 1, 2015


"Steve is a very skilled acoustic guitarist. His slide version of 'Amazing Grace' brings the house down every time. The cinematic feel of the instrumental 'Muskoka Morning' highlights his strength as a guitarist." - Deirdre Mallahe, Editor, Musically Yours Magazine, Winter 2014


"You've got such a clear voice.... I want to listen to it forever." - Deirdre Mallahe, Haze FM, Mississauga, Ontario, September 4, 2011


"Unbelievable. Folks, you heard that. Steve Raiken: one artist, one acoustic guitar and one microphone." - Kris Kadwell, Canoe FM, Haliburton, Ontario, September 23, 2010


Discography

My new CD, Stages, was released in 2010 at Hugh's Room, Toronto. Four songs from Stages can be heard by clicking Audio, above. Stages can be purchased in hard copy or downloaded from CD Baby at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/steveraiken. It is also available on iTunes.

I recorded my first CD, Waterfall, in 2004. A hard copy can purchased from Indie Pool. Waterfall can also be downloaded from iTunes. See links below.

All songs are copyright by Steve Raiken (SOCAN) and are registered with the Songwriters Association of Canada/Canadian Song Vault.

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Bio

My music and guitar playing has been influenced by many musicians and styles over the years. I receive great audience response, especially for my songwriting and acoustic guitar playing. My slide guitar version of Amazing Grace has been viewed over 81,000 times and counting on YouTube; see the link on this page. There's also a link to an original slide guitar tune on YouTube.

I began perfoming professionally in the late 1960's with Marc Cashman as part of a folk duo, Cashman & Raiken. Marc and I performed in the Eastern U.S. and Canada as featured performers and as a lead-in for major acts such as Tom Rush, Hall & Oates, George Carlin and Alex Taylor.

Band Members