steve black
Official Site

Welcome To The Online Demo!

Thanks for making your way here to the online demo!

If you're a vendor, I recommend that you first visit the Live Demos page in order to listen to a number of live, acoustic cover songs that I recorded at Oliver's Tavern in Essex, CT. But don't worry about having to finish listening before moving on to something else. The music will continue to play as you navigate to other areas of the Demo Site.

Live Demos

The following playlist of songs were recorded live at The Newburgh Brewing Company, Newburgh, NY

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)


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Song List

Grow Old With You
Part of Your World
Horse With No Name
Best Day of My Life
Arms of a Woman
I and Love and You
God Only Knows
All My Loving
All You Need Is Love
Can't Buy Me Love
Here Comes the Sun
Hey Jude
I Need You
I Will
I've Just Seen a Face
Let It Be
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Norwegian Wood
Ob-la-di Ob-la-da
Octopus's Garden
Please Please Me
Rocky Raccoon
Two of Us
When I'm 64
With a Little Help From My Friends
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
The Luckiest
Steal My Kisses
Big Shot
Don't Ask Me Why
Just the Way You Are
Piano Man
You May Be Right
I Gotta Feeling
All Along the Watchtower
Blowin' In The Wind
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Make You Feel My Love
Could You Be Loved
Beyond the Sea
Wherever You Will Go
Show Me What I'm Looking For
First Cut is the Deepest
Thousand Years
Little Girl of Mine
Fix You
In My Place
The Scientist
With Arms Wide Open
Bad Moon Rising
Proud Mary
Get Lucky
Crash Into Me
One Sweet World
Space Oddity
I Will Follow You Into the Dark
Breakfast at Tiffany's
American Pie
Barely Breathing
On a High
She Runs Away
Rocket Man
Fools Rush In
Wonderful Tonight
Here's to the Night
Wake Up Little Susie
Out of My Head
Sunrise, Sunset
Next Year
Times Like These
The Way You Look Tonight
Over My Head (Cable Car)
Friends In Low Places
Pure Imagination
Found Out About You
Say Something
Good Riddance
One Man Wrecking Machine
It's Time
On Top of the World
Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
Better Together
Fire and Rain
A Beautiful Mess
I Won't Give Up
I'm Yours
Jack & Diane
Country Roads
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Watching the Wheels
Why Georgia?
Your Body is a Wonderland
Folsom Prison Blues
Ring of Fire
Don't Stop Believing
Teenage Dream
Stairway to Heaven
Shadow of the Day
Lightning Crashes
What a Wonderful World
Ho Hey
Sweet Home Alabama
3 a.m.
Car Crash
Down Under
I Melt With You
I Will Wait
Lover of the Light
Rainbow Connection
I'm a Believer
Sweet Caroline
All Apologies
Champagne Supernova
Dock of the Bay
Your Love
Let Her Go
Fifty Ways
Me & Julio
Better Man
Elderly Women..
Baby, I Love Your Way
In Your Eyes
Gone, Gone, Gone
Wish You Were Here
Hey There Delilah
Every Rose Has its thorn
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Man on the Moon
Fake Plastic Trees
High and Dry
Karma Police
Blurred Lines
Tears Go By
Closing Time
Homeward Bound
All For You
Chasing Cars
Stuck in the Middle With You
The Joker
Fields of Gold
Interstate Love Song
Little Black Back Pack
What I Got
Baby Goes to Eleven
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Hold Me Now
All I Want
Walk on the Ocean
American Girl
Into the Great Wide Open
Mary Jane's Last Dance
You Don't Know How It Feels
I Think We're Alone Now
If You Could Only See
Hey Soul Sister
Marry Me
All I Want Is You
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
With or Without You
Brown Eyed Girl
Crazy Love
Have I Told You Lately
Into the Mystic
Jesus Don't Want Me For A Sunbeam
Best I Ever Had
Everything You Want
Blister in the Sun
Island In The Sun
This Will Be Our Year


A solo-acoustic driven musician, Steve blends the quality of acoustic sounds with popular, rock rooted songs.

In the summer of 1998, Steve joined the Hudson Valley sensation, Maria's Basement. With them, Steve opened for such national acts as Violent Femmes, Spin Doctors, Shades Apart, Peter Searcy, The Pushstars, and Pound.

Steve started Flight School, in the fall of 2001 with his college friend and roommate, Travis Winkley. While with them, Steve won the college's battle of the bands and was given the privilege to open for national act, American Hi-Fi.

After graduating, Steve reunited for a short while with his first band, Maria's Basement. For their first performance, they competed in New York's Molson Chiller Beach Party Battle of the Bands and won.

In 2004, Steve formed a musical project known as Out of Order, with Travis. It's in this band that Steve would put the guitar aside for a stab at the drums.

Steve mainly performs as a solo-acoustic act. His greatest accomplishment as a solo act was opening for Tony Award winning artist, Duncan Sheik, in 2003, which marked a high point for Steve's career.

In the winter of 2004, Steve released his first full-length solo album, Hello, Goodbye. The album is comprised of acoustic, rock-rooted songs ranging from pop tunes to reflective and inspirational songs. Steve is currently working on his sophomore album and his long term goals are to establish himself in the music industry as a song writer and/or a performer.


  1. opening act for cooking vinyl recording artists, violent femmes (with maria's basement)
  2. opening act for epic records recording artists, spin doctors (with maria's basement)
  3. opening act for universal records recording artists, shades apart (with maria's basement)
  4. opening act for initial records recording artist, peter searcy (with maria's basement)
  5. opening act for 33rd street records recording artists, the push stars (with maria's basement)
  6. opening act for island records recording artists, pound (with maria's basement)
  7. opening act for island def jam music group recording artists, american hi-fi (with flight school)
  8. opening act for atlantic records recording artist, duncan sheik (solo)
  9. critically acclaimed as the best in the hudson valley in rhythm and news magazine and by island records recording artists, pound (with maria's basement)
  10. winner of multiple coffee-house competitions (solo)
  11. placed 7th out of over one hundred area musicians in a battle of the bands hosted by wdst radio in the summer of 2000 in woodstock, ny (with maria's basement)
  12. winner of marist college's third annual battle of the bands (with flight school)
  13. winner of new york's molson chiller beach party battle of the bands in the fall of 2003, defeating the area's best of the best (with maria's basement)
  14. headlining act at long island radio's wbab breast cancer benefit concert in the summer of 2000 (with maria's basement)
  15. named local radio station, wrrv's, "underground band of the month" and extensively profiled in their september 2002 e-news letter (with flight school)
  16. original Song "all my life" favorably reviewed by as well as "first impression" review site on (solo)
  17. live radio performances on wdst radio and wvkr radio (with maria's basement)
  18. live radio performance on wpdh radio (solo)
  19. full half-hour appearance on local television show "poughkeepsie live" (with maria's basement)
  20. original song "look my way" named song of the day in it's genre on (solo)
  21. regular appearances in the winter of 1999 at new york's famed cbgb's (with maria's basement)
  22. headlining act at marist college's "relay for life" for the amercian cancer society (solo)
  23. performance at wpdh radio's annual "roofathon" benefiting mda (solo)