Steve Wright the songwriter has written a collection of songs that are rooted firmly in the culture and heart of maritime traditions. From the landing of the Loyalists and the Golden Age of Sail, to the decline of the fisheries and the one industry towns, he has penned songs that grab the hearts and imaginations of all who hear them. Each song relives the emotions of the people and their conviction to survive even in the face of tragedy. This native Nova Scotian although new to the world of songwriting, has indeed found a passion that touches his audience in a real way.
"Steve's songs evoke the deepest emotions and images of who we are as a people..."
Jim Hanlon singer/songwriter
Steve Wright the performer is a local experience for audiences in north eastern Nova Scotia. Enjoying continued exposure at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Sherbrooke Concert Series, and other local songwriter venues, he is ready to take his music to the larger maritime audience. A part time musician for many years he has gained the experience and maturity to deliver a passionate and soulful performance. The experience gained through sharing stages with international artists like Chuck Brodsky, Lennie Gallant, Aengus Finnan, J.P Cormier, and Dave Gunning has fired this new songwriter to wade deeper in the water.
"One of the great pleasures I've had as a festival director has been seeing Steve Wright one of our very own, take his place on our stages and show the world his gift."
Troy Greencorn, Artistic Director, Stan Rogers Folk Festival.
"Life Around The Bay" Steve Wright's first collection of songs is a self-produced album that went together with the help of veteran producer Paul Mills. Featured on the album are guitarist Dennis Boudreau of Arichat, violinist Janet Munson of Halifax, and bodhran player Ray Mattie also of Halifax, and family members Mary, Jason, Jessica, and Jennifer filling a variety of roles including supporting vocals.
"This is a beautiful album and it is because every breath of it is heartfelt.These are songs that will entertain you and move you to laughter and tears."
Paul Mills Producer/Engineer, The Mill Stream Music Production
Check out the artist's website:
1. Black Gold On The Shore
2. The Best We Can Do
3. Thirty Nine Stripes
4. That Harbour Road
5. Touch Not The Cat
6. Daughters And Dads
7. Dirt Road Saturday Night
8. The Spirit OF Bantry
9. Tonight My Love
10. Old Man Scranton
11. Time With You
12. Going Home
13. She Waits Alone
14. Skipper Jim