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 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

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
with Homeboy Steve
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
Banjo Jim’s
700 E. 9th St. (Ave. C)
New York, NY
(212) 777-0869
Steve plays acoustic guitar with the traditional Greek band Magges
Friday, April 1
Magges at Lafayette Grill & Bar
Lafayette Grill & Bar
54 Franklin St. (between Broadway & Lafayette St.)
New York, NY
212 732-5600
Saturday, April 9
Magges at Teneleven
10pm – late
171 Avenue C (between 10th & 11th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 353-1011
Steve plays guitar with Angel Drake
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Angel Drake at Banjo Jim’s
Banjo Jim’s
700 E. 9th St. (Ave. C)
New York, NY
(212) 777-0869
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
The Ear Inn
326 Spring St.
(between Washington & Greenwich St.)
New York, NY
(212) 431-9750

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

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

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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