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 (including one in college with your host Mark). 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.

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

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NEM#6 Bonus: More Conversation and Tunes with Steve Petrinko

Steve and I kept talking for quite a while after our conversation, and I’ve interpersed some of this with parts of “Couch Potato” from his first solo album Behold the Pineapple! (1997) and the instrumental “Anxious” from A Day at the Park (2006). Plus you get to hear the whole of “I Gotta Know” from his Green Velvis album (2015) and “Nights on Broadway” from Giving You the Stevie Bee Gees (the full album should be completed this year).