Steve Marion is a musician from north Jersey (mostly a guitarist but he dabbles in a bit of everything). He’s been playing under the name Delicate Steve for the past six years and has just released his third album, This Is Steve. A man named Steve, in a band named Steve, with an album named Steve.
It might seem strange to introduce oneself so plainly, six years and three albums into a career. But when he was handpicked by none other than David Byrne to record on his Luaka Bop label, his premiere featured liner notes written blindly by Chuck Klosterman. They were completely fictionalized, with not even the slightest nod to actual fact, duping press and fans alike. So it stands to reason that Marion might want to clear the air and re-introduce himself now. And that he does, through ten tracks of his signature guitar-fueled instrumental journeys, which he produced and played every instrument on. It is truly a dedicated one man effort by Marion to introduce Delicate Steve as a force to be reckoned with. This Is Steve.
Many have already recognized this massive talent though. Most recently Marion played guitar on Paul Simon’s last record. He opened for a sold-out Tame Impala North American tour and recorded with acts as varied as Sondre Lerche and Death Grips.
Delicate Steve brings a roaring full band headlining show to Nietzsche’s in Buffalo this Friday night. Tickets are $10 in advance available at TicketFly or $13 at the door. Opening for Delicate Steve is Buffalo’s Aircraft, playing a blend of psychedelic rock and catchy grooves. The show will get started around 9 pm with a set by another local act, Witty Tarbox, an indie surf-rock band playing their first show.