Hi. It’s us again. Ready for Saturday? In preparation, we’ve already brought you articles/interviews with Ben Elkins of EL EL, Jared Corder of *repeat repeat, Milktooth, Daniel Ellsworth, Park Chisolm, and Anna Haas who will also be bringing Beck’s “Song Reader” sheet music to life. Not to mention the spotlight we did of headliners Colorfeels. Now, it is time for us to have some fun with Mr. Steve Lee.
There is more info about the party at this link here, or you can hop over to the Facebook page if that is more your speed. This thing is surely going to reach capacity, so make sure you get there early to celebrate this special night of music with us!
The legend of Steve Lee has lingered long around our hallowed halls (jesus, that sounds like a Harry Potter novel), but we only met Mr. Lee recently. The frame of reference for our meeting was at a recent 8 off 8th performance hosted by El El, and within minutes I was laughing hysterically. Steve’s current musical project is Yumzah which focuses on educational songs for children. Now, you might be saying the same thing I said before seeing them, “Why in the hell would I want to go see someone perform songs written for a two year old?” The reason why is that they are amazingly arranged, fun, tightly performed, energetic, danceable songs that have ear to ear smiles on the faces of the dancing audience (yes, apparently people in Nashville do dance sometimes).
After the set, Steve sat down to talk with us, and we immediately understood the legend of Steve Lee. His carefree sense of humor is contagious, and his creativity in even simple conversation punches you in the face. We immediately knew that we had to have him perform one of the songs from Beck’s Song Reader for our Second Anniversary Party on Saturday at The Basement.
You can read his entertaining interview, hear some Yumzah, and check out the hysterical commercial that Steve put together for Saturday night after the jump.
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