Absolute Power Pop says that Steve Baskin’s third full-length record, Dead Rock Star, is his best yet and dubbed it one of 2015’s early best. Pop Geek Heaven included Single Thing About You (Chinchilla) in their Best of 2015 compilation. International Pop Overthrow included the record on its Best of 2015 list.
Steve Baskin, an Atlanta-based singer/songwriter, has been writing and recording a unique blend of smart, energetic power pop and Americana rock and roll since his debut record a decade ago.
Steve performs as a solo acoustic artist and with Friends of Sally, his newly-formed, sizzling tight group that includes Roger Brainard (Angie Aparo, Caroline Aiken) on guitar, Michael Sherman on bass/vocals and Michael Lucker pounding the hell out of the drums.
Not Lame Records rated Steve’s debut record, I Sometimes Think, as Highly Recommended. But the Valdosta Daily Times contended that his 2009 follow up, Naked, was “both more raw in its emotional impact while more refined in its musicianship and production. This second CD maintains a pop quality feel with a charging rock attitude. And it’s just some unvarnished great music.”
Songs from Naked enjoyed radio play around the US. Catch Me If You Can, the opening track from Naked, enjoyed radio play around the US. The song climbed to the 10th most added song in the nation (according to FMQB) earning airplay in more than 50 markets.
I Sometimes Think features a handful of Billboard Songwriting Award winners, including Beside You, Trip Begin and Bad Idea.
A South Georgia native, Steve started with the rock and the roll at a young age. In addition to the talented rockers he shares the stage with today, Steve has played/toured/shared the stage with greats, Grammy Award winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees including Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), The Shirelles, Carla Thomas, Mary Wells, Percy Sledge, The Beach Boys, Cindy Wilson (B52s) and Rob Thomas among others.