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Barricades

by Steve Katz

Barricades can scare, challenge and stop us from achieving goals. They are everywhere and often invisible. I've gone through many barricades in my time—physical and emotional ones that stood between me and my goals. Had I failed to go through any of them, this cd would never have been made. © Thrive : Music and Lyrics: Steve Katz & Jonathan Klein © Today I Saw Hope : Music: Steve Katz ; Lyrics : Jeannie Reed © Barricades : Music and Lyrics: Steve Katz © Fair : Music: Steve Katz ; Lyrics : Jane Jacobs © A Modern Tale: Music: Steve Katz ; Lyrics : Harry Sauer
Genre: Rock: Adult Contemporary
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1. Thrive
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2. Today I Saw Hope
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3. Barricades
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4. Fair
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5. A Modern Tale
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Barricades can scare, challenge and stop us from achieving goals. They are everywhere and often invisible. I've gone through many barricades in my time—physical and emotional ones that stood between me and my goals. Had I failed to go through any of them, this cd would never have been made.

© Thrive : Music and Lyrics: Steve Katz & Jonathan Klein ; Guitars: Jonathan Klein, Ken Eichler and Steve Katz ; Bass : Jonathan Klein; Drums : Cat (Joe) Simba.

© Today I Saw Hope : Music: Steve Katz; Lyrics: Jeannie Reed ; Backing Vocals: Keren Tayar.

© Barricades : Music and Lyrics: Steve Katz; Acoustic guitars: Steve Katz and Erez Lev Ari ; Electric guitars: Erez Lev Ari ; Bass and piano: Arthur Eli’; Drums: Ran Shimoni.
© Fair : Music: Steve Katz ; Lyrics: Jane Jacobs; Acoustic guitars: Steve Katz and Erez Lev Ari; Electric guitars: Erez Lev Ari; Bass: Arthur Eli’; Backing vocal: Steve Katz

© A Modern Tale: Music: Steve Katz; Lyrics: Harry Sauer; Acoustic and classic guitars: Steve Katz and Erez Lev Ari; Electric guitars: Erez Lev Ari; Bass: Arthur Eli’; Drums: Ran Shimoni

All lead vocals by Steve Katz.
“Thrive” produced by Jonathan Klein with the tremendous help of Ken Eichler .Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ken Eichler.
“Today I Saw Hope” produced by Steve Katz, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ken Eichler.
“Barricades” instrumentation produced and mixed by Arthur Eli’, recorded by David Saban, Erez Lev Ari and Arthur Eli’, mastered by Ken Eichler.
“Fair” produced and mixed by Arthur Eli, recorded by David Saban, Erez Lev Ari and Arthur Eli’, mastered by Ken Eichler.
“A Modern Tale” produced and mixed by Arthur Eli’, recorded by David Saban, Erez Lev Ari and Arthur Eli’, mastered by Ken Eichler.

Graphic Design : Jamie Godfrey
Photography: Dina Lewy

Thank you Erez Lev Ari for being so musically involved in the songs “Barricades,” ”Fair” and “A Modern Tale”
Thank you Keren Tayar for the beautiful harmonies on “Today I saw Hope.”
Thank you Andrew Katcher for always being there to listen and all your guidance along the way. Special thanks to my family and friends Benny Bern, Kristen Kendrick, Azi Machtiger, Jamie Godfrey, Ilor Tepper and Jill Lynn for your unending support over the years. Thank you Naama


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Frank Gutch Jr.

Hell of an EP!
These five tracks caught me by surprise. I had never heard of Steve Katz (well, not THIS Steve Katz) before hearing this. Now, he's embedded in my head. Outstanding production, stellar songwriting and first-class performance makes this a real treat. This guy obviously put a lot into this EP. Help him get some of it back. Buy this! Then give it to a friend and buy another one.

Joe Ross

Undeniably catchy music that's very ready for widespread public consumption
Steve Katz is a New York-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He performs regularly at venues throughout the city. Raised in Belgium, Katz has played guitar since he was 14 years old. “I knew from the very first chord I learned that making music was my calling,” says Katz.

While growing up in Brussels, Katz was a music junkie and spent countless hours listening to Pink Floyd, Santana, the Eagles and Supertramp (his mother’s favorite band), an influence for which Katz remains eternally grateful to her. Music stores became his second home, and Katz set out on an endless journey of discovering new artists from all genres — a journey that has guided and shaped his own development as a musician today.

Katz has also drawn inspiration for his diverse style of music through his extensive world travels (He has an ongoing love affair with India.) Beautiful and rich melodies along with his own distinctive style of guitar work complement Katz’s soulful voice. A hint of Irish and Spanish influence is evident in much of his work, and Katz’s style can be likened to Cat Stevens, Jose Gonzalez, Damien Rice, David Grey and James Blunt.

Experimenting and creating new melodies are at the heart of Katz’s passion for songwriting. Hope, love and existential questions are common themes in his songs. Katz works with various lyricists (Jonathan Klein, Jeannie Reed, Jane Jacobs, Harry Sauer), but the title cut on his new EP Barricades illustrates his own craftsmanship with both music and lyrics.

On the new Barricades EP, Katz provides poignant vocals and plays acoustic guitar. His masterful accompanists include Jonathan Klein, Ken Eichler and Erez Lev Ari (guitars), Jonathan Klein (bass), Cat (Joe) Simba (drums), Keren Tayar (backing vocals), Arthur Eli’ (bass, piano), Ran Shimoni (drums).

I sense that Steve Katz is on the verge of commercial breakthrough with his music. His perseverance and dedication to presenting songs with spiritual and emotional meaning should lead to many listeners’ fulfillment. I wish that he would’ve produced a full-length album rather than just an EP because his five songs left me wanting to hear more. However, this sampling is a great way for Katz to further engage and build a large, attentive audience. His material is undeniably catchy, a tad eccentric, and very ready for widespread public consumption.