Private house show on Long Island in Lake Grove, NY.
A few years after releasing his album, As The Orchestra Swells (The Lights Go Out) produced by David Chalfant (The Nields), Steve Biegner sequestered himself in his small apartment and wrote – songs, poems, short stories, essays, shopping lists, checks – anything. And then it was time to pack up and move to New York to attend the Manhattan School of Music to study classical voice… to sing Schubert, Beethoven, Copland. And then on the eve of his 26th birthday, feeling not as prolific as he maybe once was, he took stock of his own songs and decided to release them into the wild. You can listen to them here. Steve is busy, sure. Because these days, when he’s not singing opera or writing songs of his own, he’s also playing drums and other things for Matthew Larsen and The Documents. Julia Suriano joins Steve on vocals for this performance.
Matthew Larsen has been a member of the vibrant Western Massachusetts music scene for a few decades, attracting audiences with introspective piano rock songs. Sometimes short, quiet and sweet– other times building into wall-of-sound Hotel-California-like anthems, Matthew’s songs often recall serious health issues (Matthew underwent a stem cell transplant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston in 2005). Apheresis, Matthew Larsen and The Documents’ forthcoming full-length recorded with Dave Chalfant (The Nields) at his Conway, MA. studio is slated to be released in March of 2011.