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Steve Sainas

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The balance of performing, recording and teaching music has proven to be a very rewarding lifetime passion for me that I hope to continue sharing for many more years.

Sounds Like:

Acoustic Americana/Roots Blues

Influences:

Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson, Colin Linden, John Mellencamp, John Hammond Jr., Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Levon Helm, Kelly Joe Phelps.

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Colin Linden, John Mellencamp

Contact Email:

stevesainas@gmail.com

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Songs by Steve Sainas

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Region:

Coquitlam, BC

Level of Experience:

PROFESSIONAL

Genre:

Blues | Country | Folk and Traditional | Rock and Pop

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns | Arrangements

Songs Recorded:

DEVIL'S RIDE (4:52) GASTOWN BLUES (4:03) TRAIN (5:15) COME ON IN MY KITCHEN (6:53) Arrangement THREE GOOD REASONS (4:14) GONNA MAKE YOU HOWL (5:00) TESTIFY (6:56) COLD STEEL RAIL (5:32) ALL THEY WANT TO BE (5:06) AS GOOD AS IT GETS (4:20) ROLLIN' & TUMBLIN' (5:44) Arrangement RED LINE (4:50) REVOLUTION MUST RISE (7:30) RIVER OF MY SOUL (2:45) THESE BONES ARE BARE (4:12) CAN'T FIGURE YOU OUT (3:05) STOP THE SHOW (3:48) MISSISSIPPI (4:03) STEP INTO THE LIGHT (6:01) MY BABY (4:30) LIVE FOR TODAY (7:11) DRIVIN' ME CRAZY (3:28) I'M LEAVIN' (3:59) THE EDGE (4:03)

Albums Released:

Mud Dog - Devil's Ride; Mud Dog - River of My Soul; Mud Dog - SUN

Awards:

Juno Award Winner MusiCounts Teacher of the Year; Nominated 2008 Western Canadian Music Award: Best Blues Recording; 2008 TEMA Best Blues CD

Other Credits:

2011 BC International Blues Challenge White Rock Blues Society Best Blues Duo

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc.

Other Jobs:

Music Teacher

Biography:

Steve "Mud Dog" Sainas has been a guitarist/singer/songwriter in Vancouver's cabarets and pubs for the past thirty-five years. During this time, he has developed a powerful guitar and singing style that is instantly recognized by his steadily growing audience. Most recently, Steve has returned to enjoying performing and recording as a solo acoustic artist with a broad repertoire that includes early roots-blues, classic rock, contemporary Americana, and original songs.

In 1997, Steve began to lay the groundwork for forming his powerful blues band Mud Dog. As a solo acoustic artist, Steve began crafting his sound while performing at a weekly house gig in Port Moody. His vision was to pay tribute to blues masters such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker with a fiery contemporary blues sound. As he developed his traditional blues repertoire, he also evolved into an inspired songwriter and producer testifying his own life experiences through his songs that echo the sounds of the Mississippi Delta. In March 2003, after putting together a powerful five piece blues band, Mud Dog released its debut CD "Devil's Ride" at the Terry Fox Theatre to a house full of excited fans. "Devil's Ride" features eleven original songs written and produced by Sainas, as well as two traditional arrangements. The CD is receiving regular airplay coast to coast. Five years later, Mud Dog released their second CD “River of My Soul” that features eleven new original acoustic songs written and produced by Sainas. Fans and reviewers describe “River of My Soul” as Mud Dog’s best CD so far.

In 2011, Steve along with his harmonica player, Christopher Allen, were honoured to have been selected by the White Rock Blues Society to represent British Columbia, Canada at the 27th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. In February 2011, they competed in the solo/duo blues category with 83 of the best blues acts in the world. While in Memphis, Steve and Christopher recorded ten original acoustic songs live off the floor at legendary Sun Studio. These recordings capture the raw energy of the duo's live performances. Mud Dog ~ "Sun" was released on July 8th, 2011 and is now available to order or download on CD Baby and iTunes. SUN climbed to #24 on the Canadian Roots Music Charts in November 2011.

During the day, Steve shares his love for music with his students while teaching Rock School, Recording Arts, and Guitar at Terry Fox Secondary School. He established these programs in 2000/2001 and has developed them into one of the most successful music programs in public education. In 2008/2009, the Terry Fox Secondary Music Program was awarded a $10,000.00 BandAid Grant by CARAS/MusiCounts and in March 2009 Terry Fox Secondary was selected to host the kick-off ceremony for the 2009 Juno Awards where the music program was presented with their MusiCounts Grant. In 2015, Steve was honoured to win the Juno Award for MusiCounts Teacher of the Year.

The balance of performing, recording and teaching music has proven to be a very rewarding lifetime passion for Steve that he hopes to continue sharing for many more years.

For more information please visit http://www.stevesainas.ca/ and http://www.rockthefox.ca

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