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Steve Zelin

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Steve Zelin
The Smart Folk Guy

Steven Zelin is an approachable “original” performer and musician whose musical style uniquely captures the confusing and amusing cross-currents facing the smart, ironic young city dweller today.

At age 17, Zelin traded in his violin for an electric guitar after
being blown away by Queensryche's "Silent Lucidity." While honing his
musical skills he has developed a unique, intimate, lyric style in the
alternative folk tradition of Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel.
A native of Brooklyn, NY, Zelin knew he was a musician at age 12 when he started singing at summer camp.

Now, at a ripe old, 28, Zelin is an accomplished musician. He writes and performs intelligent, romantic, occasionally humorous material perfectly reflecting the young male in the big city lifestyle facing 21st century slippery slopes.

He chooses “small rooms” to woo and win his audiences like intimate
coffeehouses, bars, restaurants, and small arenas. This intimacy encourages the sense of empathy he creates with listeners who live the confusions and ironies of the contemporary subjects his unique original lyrics reflect. The music is deceptively simple at first blush. Only upon reflection does the audience recognize the classic underbelly supporting the totally contemporary topics.

Most notably, he has performed as a soloist at New York City's famed Sidewalk Café and with his full band in New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Mexico. His original music builds Beck, David Gray and Kurt Cobain, while his serious and understated persona surprises the listener while creating an immediate bond from the life experiences they share.