NEM#6. Steve Petrinko: Self-Contained Stalwart

Steve is a one-man band, overdubbing his compositions both in jazz (steel drum!) and pop/rock (featuring his unique and sometimes disco-high voice). He’s also drummed and/or fronted bands (The Bureau/BAMF!, Love Lies Dreaming, Fingers), and in fact co-fronted the college/indie psychedelic/eclectic band The MayTricks with Mark back the early ’90s. The common thread through all of this is a love of his craft: a dedication to creation in the studio, whether or not anyone hears the result.

On this episode of the Nakedly Examined Music podcast, we discuss “P.I.” from his last original full pop album to date, Acoustinaut (2002); his jazz number “Perseverence” from the 2013 EP Where You Going with That?; and “Darkness” from his full-band album BAMF! (1997). Plus we hear the 2012 single “Warren Zombie Apocalypse.” Get Steve’s music at

The opening music is “One-Foot Skank” from Behold! The Jalapeno Jelly! (1998), and the closing music is from his standards album Customs. Hear more tunes and conversation by signing up for a recurring donation, then clicking here.

You can listen to some of Steve’s songs on his YouTube page. Here’s some of his jazz stuff (pre–steel drum) at MySpace, and also some of his Acoustinaut album there. Read about The MayTricks and listen to all of our albums here.

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