Steve Baskin

Production8
Lyrics7
Music6
Vocals7
Musicianship8
7.2

Baskin and his backups bring a solid, classic old-school rocker attack, complete with organ licks underneath and a bluesy guitar solo on top. Both "Mind Your Step" and "Cutting Room Floor" demonstrate pluses and minuses; on the first, the artist's "gritty" lead vocals (lacking background singers) are overshadowed by the band. On the second tune, the backup singers are indeed strong, but the song's hook and its plodding pace grow tiresome. "Big Wedding, Small Divorce," however, is a real revelation as Baskin switches entirely to a lively country vibe, complete with pedal steel licks and clever lyrics that are both funny and sad. Best of all, his voice emits a tenor tone that sounds natural and true.

Contact: mgowen@milestonepublicity.com
Web: soundcloud.com/stevebaskin
Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV
Style: Rock