Words, Music, Solidarity
Music is a game of survivors and Steve Sinnicks is nothing if not here to stay.
If you live in Southern Ontario, there is a good chance that you have seen Steve Sinnicks on stage. Steve plays pubs, clubs, campuses and festivals almost 365 days a year. Lefty, labour–side and not interested in who knows it, with the trio or solo, no two gigs are the same.
Original songs and acoustic shows… anywhere draft beer or solidarity can be found.
WINNER: City of Hamilton Arts Award 2013
WINNER: 2012 Hamilton Music Awards – Folk/Traditional Recording of the Year (The Last Irishman In Corktown)
WINNER: 2009 Hamilton Music Awards: Folk/Roots Record of the Year (Red Meat and Blue 88s)
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“Steve is a legend in the Hamilton music scene. One of my favourite local artists.” – Geoff Kulawick, Linus Entertainment/True North Records
“Whether this Canadian Irishman plays solo guitar or sings in front of a sharp folk-rock band, his songs shine brightly. The key is that his clean, crisp vocals bring out the emotion and meaning of each line of his lyrics. The lyrics are filled with classic folk topics of politics, religion, and simple human emotion. Yet, I will put Sinnicks above much of the pack in terms of balancing direct dialect with poetic flourish. Again, the delivery sends it all forward with music that will stick to you, deeper with every listen. It is no surprise he has won awards with his songwriting in the past, and this album has already garnered some awards in Canada. I think folk fans worldwide would agree.” – David Hintz, Folkworld Magazine, EU
“True songs about people, for the people” – Exclaim Magazine
“One hell of a smart find from our own backyard” – Penguin Eggs 10th Anniversary Edition
“Thank God Steve Sinnicks is an undiscovered talent. It gives the world something to look forward to hearing” – Tom Wilson, Juno Award winning songwriter (Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings)
“Sinnicks’ wit is sharp and there is no rosy tint on his view of things. It’s rootsy people music you don’t hear on the radio anymore but is still live and well in the live halls.” – Hamilton Spectator
“Musical…Heartfelt…Entertaining” – Chart Magazine
“…in the tradition of Guthrie and Seeger… Hamilton’s Steve Sinnicks is also one of the best “labour-singers” in Canada… if Woody were alive today he would want to hear Steve Sinnicks live!”
Freewheeling Folk Show
Smokin’ Bluegrass Show
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