Steve Waitt is a celebrated New York City musician. An expert piano player with striking song writing ability, Waitt manages to walk the fine and exhilarating line between dynamic rock and ethereal storytelling, each song complete with tension, climax and resolution. Waitt’s gorgeous and gritty vocals swell along with the tempo to create in each song a clear and resonating audio aesthetic that leaves the listener completely satisfied. His background in jazz, blues and folk provides a warm and grounding experience to the overall transcendence of Waitt’s composition. The sounds of New Orleans, and the Southwest from which Steve originates weave their magic throughout each album like a backdrop to be imagined along with each lyric.
Waitt’s fifth album, Stranger in a Stranger Land, is forthcoming in spring 2015, and will be played live during his European tour this May, along with what Stomp and Stammer Magazine has called “a dangerously good band”. Steve and his band have toured all over the US and Europe. Waitt has occupied several esteemed musician residencies at such places as The Kelsto Club in New Orleans, and the Red Room in Manhattan, as well as having been a regular performer at the famous Rockwood Music Hall and The Living Room. He’s played many of New York’s most beloved music venues, including, Bowrey Ballroom, Highline Ballroom, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Mercury Lounge, Brooklyn Bowl, and Joe’s Pub.
Currently Steve can be found doing what he loves most, touring. In the Spring of 2015 you can find him along with his band touring Western Europe supporting their newest release. See the Shows page to find a gig near you.