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Spotlight Artist – Homeboy Steve

Our next spotlight artist is guitarist Steve Antonakos, a.k.a. Homeboy Steve. Our description of Steve will be brief, just like his answers to our questions were brief:

Steve is a talented guitarist that plays in several bands, makes cool flyers for his gigs, reads MurphGuide.com on occasion and answered our questions below:
How long have you been performing?
35 years.

Past lives (i.e., previous bands, your early years, etc.):
Blue Chieftans, NY Loose, 5 Chinese Brothers, Greg Garing

Favorite venues to play:
Banjo Jim’s, Hill Country, The Ear Inn, The National Underground

Musical influences:
First Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman, then a lot of other stuff . . .

Tell us a story or anecdote about performing live.
The gig never ends, it’s just that some breaks are longer than others.

Any advice to someone just starting out?
Don’t stop.

Blatant self-promotion: What would you like to plug?
Look out for new records by Dirty Water Dogs, Love Camp 7, Homeboy Steve

Linkage:
website: homeboysteve.com
facebook: Homeboy-Steve
Youtube: homeboystevea
Myspace: homeboysteve
Reverb Nation: homeboysteve

Where can we buy your music?
Live gigs.

Here are some of Homeboy Steve’s upcoming gigs…
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Life
with Homeboy Steve
7pm
at:
The Local 269
269 E. Houston St. (Suffolk St.)
New York, NY

and then…
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Drina Seay
with Homeboy Steve
no cover
9pm
at:
Banjo Jim’s
700 E. 9th St. (Ave. C)
New York, NY
(212) 777-0869
BanjoJims.com
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Steve plays acoustic guitar with the traditional Greek band Magges
Friday, April 1
Magges at Lafayette Grill & Bar
10:30pm
at:
Lafayette Grill & Bar
54 Franklin St. (between Broadway & Lafayette St.)
New York, NY
212 732-5600
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Saturday, April 9
Magges at Teneleven
10pm – late
at:
TenEleven
171 Avenue C (between 10th & 11th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 353-1011
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Steve plays guitar with Angel Drake
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Angel Drake at Banjo Jim’s
8pm
at:
Banjo Jim’s
700 E. 9th St. (Ave. C)
New York, NY
(212) 777-0869
BanjoJims.com
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Steve plays guitar with the Cajun zydeco funk band Dirty Water Dogs.
They have a monthly residency at The Ear Inn…
Dirty Water Dogs
3rd Monday of every month
midnight – 3am
at:
The Ear Inn
326 Spring St.
(between Washington & Greenwich St.)
New York, NY
(212) 431-9750
EarInn.com

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Saturday, April 30
Dirty Water Dogs at Percy’s Tavern

no cover
10pm – 1am
at:
Percy’s Tavern
210 Avenue A (13th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 228-4885
PercysNYC.com

Can you recommend any other act(s) we should feature on MurphGuide?
Dirty Water Dogs, Magges, Love Camp 7, Drina Seay, Wanda Phipps, Karen Hudson

Below is a clip of Homeboy Steve performing “Gunhill Road”with Dirty Water Dogs.

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One Response to “Spotlight Artist – Homeboy Steve”

  1. NYC Birthday
    July 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    How can anyone not love the legend that is Homeboy Steve? Keep up the good work man, and looking forward to seenig you perform again soon!

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