November 12th, 2022 7pm Stage 2
Steve Rondo is a 28-year-old songwriter from Boston making "stadium-ready Americana." He released his anthemic debut single Matches in August of 2021. The track was praised by the Rock the Pigeon music blog as "a polished voice that soars over floaty guitar riffs. The track erupts into emotion-driven melodies that are irresistibly catchy." Matches was praised as “stadium-ready Americana” by 92.5 FM The River as a part of the Homegrown Showcase in February 2022. Matches was also featured on The Needle / USA - Underground from The Sounds of Spotify.
Steve followed up Matches with the deeply reflective second single titled Afternoon Rebellion in October of 2021. Afternoon Rebellion was featured on Spotify's editorial playlist Fresh Finds Indie. The track attempts to convey the frustrations and anxieties of the uncertainty of the future and growing older while taking a moment to appreciate the present.
Steve is excited to continue to develop his sound with every release alongside his long-time friends and bandmates Keelan Smithers, Richie Aversa, Eric Donovan, and Trevor Knowles. There is nature inspired imagery riddled throughout Steve’s songs as evidence of his adolescence spent growing up in the New England sea, mountains, and forests. Inspirations include Ben Howard, Sam Fender, The War On Drugs, Gang of Youths, and The Killers. Steve’s debut EP titled Fate Loves the Fearless is out now!