"Steve Carlson is a seasoned musician who has lived life and written parables that are almost visual. His own dynamic, combined with that of his collaborators, creates a presentation that brings stories to life. Though he evokes some of the best singers/songwriters of the seventies, Carlson has a modern edge to his work that sets it apart.”
Born and raised in Southern California, Carlson had a bohemian upbringing in an artistic family. He developed an appreciation for music early on and at the age of ten he began writing songs, playing guitar and eventually found himself performing in local bands throughout high school. Upon graduation, Steve traveled quite a bit until he fell in love with Hawaii where he lived for over two years. It was there that he honed his songwriting and began playing the mandolin and steel guitar.
Currently residing in Hollywood, Steve has had several original songs placed in film and television projects including ABC’s “Eastwick” & "Men In Trees", the CW's "Supernatural" as well as in the feature films “Just Married", "Life Or Something Like It", "Be My Baby”, “Memore”, etc.
Carlson's new album "Days Behind" promises to awe and inspire listeners, combining elements of rock, funk, R & B stylings and as expected - poignant and gripping ballads, with which Carlson's fans have come to love and expect. When music industry's favorite mixer, Jeff Juliano was brought in to mix each song for the album, all the ingredients fell into place, ensuring an exciting and passionate record that will undoubtedly become an instant classic.
"Steve Carlson's voice, lyrics, music, emotion, soul, vibe and just straight up ability to put the listener in his shoes for that moment stunned me from the first time he sent me his demos. I am honored to have been a part of his record."
(Grammy Award winning mixer for
John Mayer, Train, Dave Matthews Band, OAR,
Jason Mraz, Lifehouse and more)