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Steve Key at SOhO in Santa BarbaraSteve Key is an award-winning songwriter, performer and recording artist, best known as the writer of "33, 45, 78 (Record Time)" recorded by country music star Kathy Mattea. He hosts Songwriters At Play showcases at various venues on California's Central Coast. He currently resides in Shell Beach, CA.

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Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Socrates Coffee House

CD Release Concert - Steve Key with Dorian Michael - 7-9pm

5985 Traffic Way
Atascadero California 93422
Uni (805) 461-0579
Price: $15

 

Steve Key and Dorian Michael will share concert billing at Socrates Coffe House in Atascadero on Saturday January 7. Tickets are $15.
Steve is celebrating a new CD, his first release of new material in 15 years. "Steve Key with Dorian Michael" is a collection of seven Key originals, recorded April 2016, live at Sutton Sound in Atascadero. Steve is probably best-known as the producer of Songwriters At Play, a live music series held at numerous venues on the Central Coast, which is also a twice-weekly radio show on The Krush 92.5. Before he arrived in this area ten years ago, Steve was a touring folksinger who played major concert venues and folk festivals across the country and in Canada. His songs were covered by dozens of folk and country acts, including Grammy-winner Kathy Mattea. The new songs include a collaboration with local writer PJ Robertson, and a ballad inspired by John Steinbeck's "East of Eden". You can preview the tracks at http://stevekey.com/music-group-26.html
Dorian Michael is a man of many bands, but also a well-known solo performer specializing in acoustic fingerstyle guitar original compositions and interpretations of classic blues. He plays in The Cinders, CC Riders with Louie Ortega, The Irene Cathaway Rhythm & Blues Band, and also with jazz vocalist Nicole Stromsoe. More than 40 years as a working musician, Dorian has recorded many CDs, and is also a teacher with two books and three instructional DVDs to his credit. www.dorianmichael.com
Socrates is not your average cafe. Inspired by the '60s coffee houses where folk music was presented front and center, Socrates creates an intimate listening room with pro sound. Brothers Nick and Mike Campbell are artists themselves -- Nick is an award-winning poet, and Mike is a veteran musician. Socrates is located at 5985 Traffic Way, a block east of the Carlton Hotel in Atascadero. (805) 461-0579

Steve Key with Dorian MichaelSteve Key and Dorian Michael will share concert billing at Socrates Coffe House in Atascadero on Saturday January 7. Tickets are $15, available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2721963


Steve is celebrating a new CD, his first release of new material in 15 years. "Steve Key with Dorian Michael" is a collection of seven Key originals, recorded April 2016, live at Sutton Sound in Atascadero. Steve is probably best-known as the producer of Songwriters At Play, a live music series held at numerous venues on the Central Coast, which is also a twice-weekly radio show on The Krush 92.5. Before he arrived in this area ten years ago, Steve was a touring folksinger who played major concert venues and folk festivals across the country and in Canada. His songs were covered by dozens of folk and country acts, including Grammy-winner Kathy Mattea. The new songs include a collaboration with local writer PJ Robertson, and a ballad inspired by John Steinbeck's "East of Eden". You can preview the tracks at http://stevekey.com/music-group-26.html


Dorian Michael is a man of many bands, but also a well-known solo performer specializing in acoustic fingerstyle guitar original compositions and interpretations of classic blues. He plays in The Cinders, CC Riders with Louie Ortega, The Irene Cathaway Rhythm & Blues Band, and also with jazz vocalist Nicole Stromsoe. More than 40 years as a working musician, Dorian has recorded many CDs, and is also a teacher with two books and three instructional DVDs to his credit. www.dorianmichael.com


Socrates is not your average cafe. Inspired by the '60s coffee houses where folk music was presented front and center, Socrates creates an intimate listening room with pro sound. Brothers Nick and Mike Campbell are artists themselves -- Nick is an award-winning poet, and Mike is a veteran musician. Socrates is located at 5985 Traffic Way, a block east of the Carlton Hotel in Atascadero. (805) 461-0579

Photo by Carl Adams


Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Pear Valley Estate Wine

In Concert! Steve & Dorian at Paso's Pear Valley Winery - 5:30-8:00pm

4900 Union Road
Paso Robles California 93446
Uni (805) 237-2861
Price: Free!

 

Steve Key and Dorian Michael will share concert billing at Pear Valley Vineyards in Paso Robles on Friday March 3. This complimentary concert will be inside the Pear Valley event room with wines available for purchase by the glass or bottle.
Steve is celebrating a new CD, his first release of new material in 15 years. "Steve Key with Dorian Michael" is a collection of seven Key originals, recorded April 2016, live at Sutton Sound in Atascadero. Steve is probably best-known as the producer of Songwriters At Play, a live music series held at numerous venues on the Central Coast, which is also a twice-weekly radio show on The Krush 92.5. Before he arrived in this area ten years ago, Steve was a touring folksinger who played major concert venues and folk festivals across the country and in Canada. His songs were covered by dozens of folk and country acts, including Grammy-winner Kathy Mattea. The new songs include a collaboration with local writer PJ Robertson, and a ballad inspired by John Steinbeck's "East of Eden". You can preview the tracks at http://stevekey.com/music-group-26.html
Dorian Michael is a man of many bands, but also a well-known solo performer specializing in acoustic fingerstyle guitar original compositions and interpretations of classic blues. He plays in The Cinders, CC Riders with Louie Ortega, The Irene Cathaway Rhythm & Blues Band, and also with jazz vocalist Nicole Stromsoe. More than 40 years as a working musician, Dorian has recorded many CDs, and is also a teacher with two books and three instructional DVDs to his credit. www.dorianmichael.com
Pear Valley Estate Wine, 4900 Union Road, Paso Robles 93446, (805) 237-2861.
Photo by Carl Adams

Steve Key with Dorian MichaelSteve Key and Dorian Michael will share concert billing at Pear Valley Vineyards in Paso Robles on Friday March 3. This complimentary concert will be inside the Pear Valley event room with wines available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Steve is celebrating a new CD, his first release of new material in 15 years. "Steve Key with Dorian Michael" is a collection of seven Key originals, recorded April 2016, live at Sutton Sound in Atascadero. Steve is probably best-known as the producer of Songwriters At Play, a live music series held at numerous venues on the Central Coast, which is also a twice-weekly radio show on The Krush 92.5. Before he arrived in this area ten years ago, Steve was a touring folksinger who played major concert venues and folk festivals across the country and in Canada. His songs were covered by dozens of folk and country acts, including Grammy-winner Kathy Mattea. The new songs include a collaboration with local writer PJ Robertson, and a ballad inspired by John Steinbeck's "East of Eden". You can preview the tracks at http://stevekey.com/music-group-26.html


Dorian Michael is a man of many bands, but also a well-known solo performer specializing in acoustic fingerstyle guitar original compositions and interpretations of classic blues. He plays in The Cinders, CC Riders with Louie Ortega, The Irene Cathaway Rhythm & Blues Band, and also with jazz vocalist Nicole Stromsoe. More than 40 years as a working musician, Dorian has recorded many CDs, and is also a teacher with two books and three instructional DVDs to his credit. www.dorianmichael.com


Pear Valley Estate Wine, 4900 Union Road, Paso Robles 93446, (805) 237-2861.
Photo by Carl Adams

 


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