Steven Alvarado arrived in New York City seven years ago after a stint in Nashville and a childhood in Los Angeles. After releasing "Mercy" (Del-Fi) and "Bleed" (independently), Alvarado finally achieved breakthrough success on an international level with the 2005 release of The Howl Sessions. Alvarado switches emotional gears and takes an honest look at human relationships on his new 10-track set Let It Go.
On "Let it Go", Alvarado draws on a lifetime of personal experiences, moving beyond the edgy religious and political commentary of his earlier works. In creating his "album about heartbreak," the singer has once again surrounded himself with some of NYC's finest. Playing on the record are guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, T-Bone Burnett, Sam Phillips), drummer Kenny Wollesen (Norah Jones, Rufus Wainright, Rickie Lee Jones), pianist Rob Burger (Beth Orton, Lucinda Williams, Rufus Wainright), and bassist Joe Quigley (Shawn Colvin, Lisa Loeb, Syd Straw).
Let It Go, is already gaining momentum in the press. USA Today (a major national American newspaper) picked it in their top 10 favorites. Steven is also a featured artist in the April music issue of The Advocate (a major national American magazine) along side the legendary Bob Mould. And Pro Sound News (an important U.S. music trade magazine) did an extensive interview with him in their February issue about the recording process of Let It Go. The video for the single "It's For You" made the top 10 on MTV/Logo and is in regular rotation on VH1.com.
Thanks to Peter Holmstedt - Hemifran