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Steve Conn

Steve Conn:  Louisiana-Bred Soul, Powerful Songwriting On Beautiful Dream, his most personal and fully realized album in a career full of musical accomplishments, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist Steve Conn puzzles out life’s changes with searching intensity and grace. Backed by a stellar group of musicians including fellow Louisiana greats Sonny Landreth on slide guitar and Doug Belote on drums, Conn delivers ten new original songs that map life’s emotional territory as few songwriters can.

Conn, who has performed on ten Grammy-nominated albums and was named a New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, co-produced Beautiful Dream with Richard McLaurin. The songs were recorded on 2-inch tape at House of David, a small gem of a studio in Conn’s adopted town of Nashville that’s hosted the likes of Justin Townes Earle, Norah Jones, and Neil Young. “We wanted to get the spontaneity of the old days by recording to tape,” Conn says, “because you have to bring your A game. It changes the way you play. You get the moment, and that is so much of what these songs are about, my lifelong effort to live in this moment.”

Conn’s artistic accolades and partnerships read like a who’s who of blues, roots, and Americana music. He grew up in Pineville, Louisiana, the son of “Peanut” Conn, recognized by Melody Maker as one of the best swing violinists in the South, and studied literature at Louisiana State University. Though he moved on to Boulder, Col

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  • Live at Spirits in Alexandria, Louisiana, November 27, 2015 VIDEO: Bob Miller Steve Conn -- keyboards, vocals Sonny Landreth -- guitar H.B. Smith -- bass Jamey Bell -- drums

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