Sounds Like: David Gray, Damien Rice, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, James Blunt, Ryan Adams
Steve Katz is a New York-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He performs regularly at music venues throughout the city.
Raised in Belgium, Katz has played guitar since he was 14 years old. “I knew from the very first chord I learned that making music was my calling.”
While growing up in Brus...See Full Bio
“Steve Katz is a singer/songwriter who just released his debut EP Barricades. Embracing an acoustic indie rock sound equal parts Cat Stevens and Eddie Vedder, Katz offers a very strong debut. Today, we’re talking to Steve about his influences, traveling the world, and one very dedicated fan in India. When did you decide you were going to be a musician? It happened right after I learned to play my first couple of chords. I was only 14. I immediately tried to compose songs. The songs were really bad but the seeds were planted. I still have dozens of cassettes in Belgium with the first songs I recorded on a Tascam 4-track. What are some of your biggest influences, music or otherwise? My mom would listen to Pink Floyd and Santana. I was also a big fan of a radio program called “Les classics de Radio 21.” The classics of Radio 21 that aired every Sunday at 10am in Brussels. It was mostly classic and progressive rock and I loved it. While none of my songs scream either of those gen”