The Girl with the Rattlesnake Heart and Reliance are two collections of songs. Renegade Americana! Raw and gutsy, plaintive and gentle, it’s singular music part of Americana, part roots, and something that speaks to us all. In Steve's music the individual stands defiant against a brooding forces of authority, and convention. Original and compelling, the music features the powerful playing of Steve's compadres Kev Moore, Chris 'the Bishop' Lydon and John Humphreys.
Beautiful Broken Dream’, a ‘trail book’ of journal entries, poems, lyrics and essays, all tied together by a journey mostly on foot through the great forests of the southern states of the US.
'Reliance' keeps its feet close to the dirt music of the backwoods, A mix of self composed and favourites of the band played with a jug of whisky at the side. It’s music of the silver dollar and a fire under the stars. Dylan’s ‘The Girl from the Red River Shore’ meets the ‘Moroccan Song’ – a tale of a Californian girl hiding out in the Sahara desert. ‘Emeline’ the riverboat chugs away from the troubles of the world and the vagabond leaves his bag behind the couch. And somewhere on a broken porch swing, the poet sits watching Hummingbirds and remembers the girl by the sea. It’s a collection of songs where the surprising intimacy of banjo, cajon, guitar, tuba and sometimes piano rings true. And where in the end, Diamond and the Gambling Man can hit the long-lost trail.
'The Girl With The Rattlesnake Heart' takes a few simple ingredients and spirits them up into edgy, raw 'moonshine' music. It’s Renegade Americana, Songs like ‘The Girl with the Rattlesnake Heart. Last in Line, and The One I Loved Before conjure up an America of brooding landscapes, the outlaw and the rebel, the lonesome battle against fate. A land where the ghosts of the Cherokee wander along ‘The Trail of Tears’ and a motorbike roars into a desert sunset in ;The Ballad of the Dragon’s Tail’. Songs of dark memories and courage - It’s acoustic music at full throttle.
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