“Stephen Goes Sailing” – New Music

This video is a piano and voice demo of a song that I’ve been working on called “Stephen Goes Sailing”.

There is a fully produced version of it coming soon. But there is something nice about sitting at the piano and just singing without all the production elements… It’s also a lot less work!

If you like the song and video, it would be appreciated if you shared it with friends on social media.

Here is the YouTube link: https://youtu.be/An0fV5_xyMM

Here is the Facebook Video link: https://www.facebook.com/michaelstegnermusic/videos/10155779645637998/

 

I’ll be Singing and Playing on June 18 in DTLA

On Monday, June 18, I’ll be playing and singing a set of original songs at one of my favorite venues in Los Angeles – The Resident. And for those of you who don’t like the late shows, we’ll be starting at 8:30. By “we” I mean this amazing group of musicians I’m very excited to perform with. Here is who is playing with me on Monday…

  • Francesca Simone (guitar) – has toured extensively with Beyoncé and Kehlani
  • Maddie Jay (bass) – has her own amazing project called Maddie Jay & the pH Collective
  • Bianca Richardson (drums) – Moonchild, Genevieve Artadi and many more
  • Loren Battley (backing vocals) – Michael Bublé & Pomplamoose

The other bands on the bill are Brent Amaker & the Rodeo and We Are The West. Brent Amaker & the Rodeo are from Seattle and have built a nice following up there. We Are The West is one of the most impressive and musical groups I’ve seen since being in Los Angeles.

Come say ‘hi’ if you come to the show and it would be appreciated if you spread the word among your Los Angeles friends.

New Music – “Dead Man Blues”

As endless and overwhelming as music can get, sometimes it feels really good to just let things fly on a simple blues with good friends. This recording is of a song I wrote called “Dead Man Blues”. Hopefully it will make it onto a record soon. In the meantime, you can check it out here…

Robin Holcomb in the studio

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“a bac” – New Music & Video

One of my more recent projects has been creating a suite of electronic music pieces that are meant to be music to sleep or relax to. I’ve been enjoying the process so much because it forces a unique approach to writing and recording.

This song “a bac” is one that I wrote a while back for a project called Spirit Tuck. This version is a reworking of the song. For this recording I recorded a lot of strange sounds from my voice, scissors, a metal-framed chair and some field recordings from outside my window.

Here is the video and song…

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Reggie Watts, Louis Cole & Michael Stegner Trio Monday at Zebulon

I wanted to post a reminder about Monday’s show at Zebulon. I’m very excited and honored to be playing with these geniuses.

You can order your tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1677226

The Facebook even page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/756192954571352/

Here’s a little promo video with sounds from the last show…

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April 16th at Zebulon – Reggie Watts, Louis Cole and Michael Stegner Trio

Reggie Watts, Louis Cole and I will be playing another improvised show on April 16. Novena Carmel will be kicking the night off with a DJ set.

The doors are at 8:30 pm. The cover is $10 (order in advance as the last two have sold out).

Order tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1677226?utm_medium=bks

Facebook even page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/756192954571352/

Here is a sample of what the last show sounded like (click here if you cant see the video):

Here is our bio in case you want to learn more about the project:

Fate would have it that Reggie Watts, Louis Cole and Michael Stegner all happened to have flat tires simultaneously in a small town in Idaho last September. After meeting in the local tire shop lobby, they struck up a friendly conversation and realized that they each had an affinity for handmade vegetable dumplings. This was the beginning of a musical relationship that has seen them perform in 251 countries and seven states in January alone. Their emotional performances innovate while drawing from their no-wave, shoe-gazing electro and ambient trip-hop heroes.

One guy who saw them in Bulgaria last week said it was the best show he’d ever seen.

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