Ian Steinberg

  • Location: Burlington, VT

  • Genre: Singer-Songwriter / Folk

  • Active: 2013-Present

  • Sounds like: Neil Young, Dr. Dog, The Tallest Man on Earth

The Short of It

Hailing from Western Massachusetts, Ian brings New England sensitivity with driving guitar, poignant lyrics, and a musical sensibility honed by over a decade of performance.  Born from the campfire and the conservatory, Ian delivers a nuanced and invigorating show whether he's in a concert hall or your living room.  Ian will wrap you in song and leave you wandering in his storytelling.

The Long of It

Ian's mother played piano while he was in the womb, which he claims is the foundation for his love of and ability in music.  After six years of classical piano, Ian discovered the guitar and folk music at Windsor Mountain Summer Camp.  This forged the foundation of Ian's love for guitar, sing-alongs, storytelling, and acoustic music.  

During his early teens, Ian began songwriting.  While trite and emotional at the time, it was the beginning of the wonderful path that Ian still follows today.  To continue developing his skills, Ian was educated on classical guitar and recording arts at The School of Music at Ithaca College, where he graduated in 2015.  

Ian set to work in early 2018 and is now set to release a new album come June titled, “Guidance.” You can find him performing around Burlington with his band, consisting of Dahne Duffy on lead guitar, Bear Borges on drums, and Lucas Tabshey on bass.

 Ian's stylistic sensibilities mesh into a fun and inviting show where the audience is encouraged to sing, dance, and converse with him.

Ian has released one EP titled "Folk Songs" and a slew of singles since the spring of 2017.  One single, "Across the Bay," was featured on The Indie Folx "Best of Indie Folk 2017" list.

Press Quotes

Folk Songs EP by singer/songwriter Ian Steinberg is an interesting collection of some folk-influenced songs that drift off into jam band sensibilities. The songwriting and the mix is very unique for the style and makes for an interesting listen.

- Mike Przygoda of Divide and Conquer Music

Every now and then we all need to wig out and this is the type of fare to bring us merrily along that road. The added bonus of course are those down times when the soft melodies float down from the in bloom trees. This is sweet, an artist with something more than foot stomping in his gift.

- Kevin Hugger of MP3Hugger

Ian Steinberg                                         iansteinbergmusic@gmail.com                                        413.320.7237