And The Winner Is... by Steven Alvarado

So I didn't win NPR's Tiny Desk Contest, but a super cool artist from Oakland called Fantastic Negrito did.  His music is cool and he talks about how his deal with a record company basically killed his creative life.  Now he's out on his own.  Sounds familiar.  Check out his interview on NPR here and then scroll down a little further to watch his winning video.  The dude is fucking cool!

NPR Tiny Desk Concert by Steven Alvarado

Hi all,

There were thousands of entries for the NPR Tiny Desk Concert (of which I am happy to say that I was excepted!). They will announce the winner on February 12th. There's so many really great artists and bands that submitted a video that I'm just happy that I am among them.

Fingers crossed!

Steven

Tiny House Concert Tour? by Steven Alvarado

Hi all,

Happy 2015! Where did 2014 go? It passed like an eye blink!

So this post is for any of you Tiny House enthusiasts! I've played a few House Concerts (basically a concert for you and your friends in your living room) and loved doing them! Well, I am a Tiny House enthusiast and hope to build and live in my own one day. But until then I came up with an idea. How about a Tiny House Concert Tour?

If any of you live in or have a friend that lives in a Tiny House and you think you (or they) would like to host a concert at a Tiny House please email me right away! I'm thinking about a Tiny House Concert Tour this Spring/Summer. If I get enough responses and can string together enough dates I'll do it!

Love & peace,

Steven

Happy Holidays All by Steven Alvarado

Hi everyone, hope you're having a nice holiday season as we wrap up this long year that has been filled with lots of changes.  I hope you pulled through OK.  It was a tuff one for so many of my friends and it was a tough one for me too.  But in the end it all turned out pretty good.  Here's to 2015 hoping it's a little less dramatic. 

Tiny Desk Concert-NPR by Steven Alvarado

Hi all,

So I don't normally go for contests but as a fan of NPR I decided to enter their "Tiny Desk Concert" contest. Their Tiny Desk Concerts have hosted some of my most favorite artists including Sam Philips, Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin, Adele, and many more.

To enter I had to upload a live video of me playing one of my songs.  I chose "Americans" from my album Acoustic Songbook. 

The winner will be flown to Washington, D.C. to perform at Bob Boilen's desk as part of the Tiny Desk Concert Series, and play at the Lagunitas "CouchTrippin' to Austin" showcase in March. Pretty sweet.

If you have a moment, watch the video and tweet @nprmusic and tell them my name and why you think I should win!

Cheers,

Steven


Tip Jar! by Steven Alvarado

Hi all,

I am happy to announce that I can now accept tips in Bitcoin right here on my website! If you are a Bitcoin user and enjoy hearing all of my music that I've posted here free of charge, please help support my work by leaving a tip in Bitcoin! Use the tip button above in the upper left hand corner.

Cheers,

Steven

It's My Birthday! by Steven Alvarado

It's my birthday today. The years just keep passing so very fast. But I'm celebrating. So what should I do? How about if I give away a free, autographed CD of your choice to the first 10 people to email me a birthday wish in September? Sounds good to me. Let's do it. Send me a note! Available CD's are The Howl Sessions, Let it Go, and Bleed.