234 Hilderbrand Drive
Sandy Springs, GA, 30328
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Steve Baskin | Scott Shiflett
On his 2006 release, I Sometimes Think, Steve Baskin played every instrument on the album – from guitars to drums to keyboards to mandolin and everything in between.
His second release in 2009, Naked, featured some great musicians that brought the power pop and Americana tunes to life. Catch Me If You Can climbed to the 10th most added song, according to FMQB, and found airplay in more than 50 markets across the US. Baskin made radio appearances and opened for Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) in support of Naked.
Describing Steve’s first record as “a poppy blend of groove and soul with a nice slice of edge”, The Valdosta Daily Times contended that Naked was "both more raw in its emotional impact while more refined in its musicianship and production. This second CD maintains a pop quality fueled with a charging rock attitude. And it’s just some unvarnished great music.”
For the past year, Steve has been paired up with guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Scott Shiflett. The two are finishing up the writing for their upcoming release. As with Naked, the songs cover a spectrum of musical styles and are intended to work as a soundtrack for Baskin's latest screenplay.
A South Georgia native, Steve Baskin began his musical career fronting Hugo a Gogo, a 10-piece R&B band that played with greats including Sam & Dave, The Shirelles, Carla Thomas, Mary Wells, Archie Bell and Percy Sledge. The band opened for The Beach Boys on their 25th anniversary tour.
Most recently, Steve was the guitarist and vocalist for Cindy Wilson's (B52s) first solo effort. They played festivals and made television appearances while sharing the stage with artists like Mike Mills, Edwin McCain, Don McLean and Mothers Finest. In the thrill of a lifetime, Steve had the honor of being on stage during live national broadcast playing "May the Circle be Unbroken" with June Carter Cash and Family.