Fans Of Bon Jovi & Kip Moore Should Check Out STEVE COHEN
Hudson Valley artist Steve Cohen is an aspiring artist that blends the Americana sensibilities of heartland rock and country music with the anthemic melodies of stadium rock. Based out of Dutchess County, you can expect new music from Cohen this year; you can check out Cohen’s song “Sweet Dreams” below, and you can find several more on his Soundcloud account, as well as a video for his single “Back to Me”. Read on for a brief interview with Cohen, who surprisingly never learned to play guitar until he was 23. Maybe it’s not too late for me!
Can you give us a little background on who you are and what you do?
I’m from Long Island. My family moved to the Hudson Valley over 25 years ago and I currently reside in Beacon. When I was 13 years old, my parents bought me a guitar that I never learned to play. Nearly a decade later (with the encouragement of a friend), I decided to learn how to play and began writing original music. I currently write music with my songwriting partner, Jessica Klee. When I’m not playing music, I am a high school Spanish teacher.
Who would you say influenced you as a musician the most?
I have several musical influences. However my two biggest ones have been Bon Jovi and country artist Kip Moore. I admire them for not only their abilities as musicians, but also for their incredible songwriting. Their songs inspire me to continue working on my craft.
What can your fans expect from you in the future?
I’m currently working on a new single called “Pray” which should be released this spring, as well as my e.p. titled “Moving On”. We are shooting for a summer release for the E.P.!