Homeboy Steve, nee Stephen B. Antonakos, has played with a succession of American roots bands spanning the last twenty years. Included are the Blue Chieftains, 5 Chinese Brothers and Greg Garing, all of whom he toured with extensively in the States and Europe. Currently he plays with the Dirty Water Dogs, all veterans of the New York City music scene, with their cajun/zydeco sound, splitting the songwriting chores with Neil Thomas (Surreal McCoys, Loup Garou). He also plays with several other acts, including Magges (traditional Greek music), and Love Camp 7 (indie pop), The Byzantones, Drina Seay, Linda Hill and Karen Hudson.
Homeboy Steve's most recent release is Poor Santa, a four song acoustic sampler of original Christmas and seasonal songs