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quotes & reviews

"His passion to entertain is infectious!"

- O'Pasquia Times, Manitoba

ALBUMS CD REVIEWS

     

"Nice playin!"- Valdy (ROOTS & STRINGS)

"That's a pretty good song to open a show!" -Stuart McLean, The Vinyl Cafe CBC

 

“Stephen, LOVED your Cd and admire how you can write songs and play.”

- John Stetch New York City USA - Lorraine's favourite Jazz pianist!

 

“A gently timbered voice backed by some very stellar acoustic playing!” Gary Fjellgaard

“Well done Steve! Good songs and a wonderful performance." Paul Hann, Victoria BC

 

“Steve Palmer is an amazing performer. His lyrics and at times his vocals conjure up Hoyt Axton, Jim Croce, or Leon Redbone. Steve is also a superb guitar player - "The Water is Wide" is one of the most beautiful instrumental arrangements I have ever heard..." - Anne Lawrie, Courtney BC

"My kind of music!" -Paul Mills London

FOLK CLUBS 

“Not to be missed! Steve Palmer was a great addition to our Spring line-up, providing depth and variety that was much appreciated by our audience. He enchants and entertains with his superb guitar playing, wide-range of songs (we got to sing along on a number of them), resonant voice, and engaging chat (his quips and funny stories had us in stitches).“  Peter Opryshko, Heartwood Folk Club, Athabasca Alberta

 

Full House! Everybody here absolutely loved Steve's concert. Steve offered up his warm and delightful music in a confident & relaxed way to a packed hall.- Sue Averill, Nanaimo Folk Connection

 

"With his fine original songs, solid picking and easy-going humour, Steve Palmer earned a strong encore from our very appreciative audience." Vic Bell, Artistic Director Nickelodeon Music Club, Calgary Alberta

"Steve Palmer played our club and definitely won over hearts and minds "-Peter Pirquet, Full Moon Folk Club Edmonton Alberta

“Stephen's heartfelt lyrics, deep melodic vocals and deft guitar work charmed the hall" Mayne Island BC

 

“In 2011 Palmer made a stop in Vermilion for an intimate performance at the Upper Level Café. I loved his voice when I saw him and he's a very funny and sincere individual. When he was in Vermilion we made sure to book him for a return this year.

He doesn't just sing, he entertains!" Gwen Gochee, Vermilion Folk Club

ARTS COUNCILS & THEATRES

“We’re bringing Steve Palmer back as soon as we can- we loved it!”

- Tim Ranson Executive Director/Theatre Manager Empress Theatre Fort MacLeod AB

 

"His knowledge of music history is phenomenal. He sings well and can he ever play a guitar! He should consider teaching and share his knowledge. He explains the history of a song then follows! He interacts with the audience and we sang along. He is very nice, had excellent manners, and was respectful. We listened to one of his CD's on a drive today. What a pleasant experience that was. I want to get his other 2..." Don Tait Quill Lake Arts Council Saskatchewan

“Steve always draws a crowd for his concerts. He has people tapping their feet and sing along with him. Very talented man!" Ardyth Clark-Wilson, Leipzig Serenity Centre 

 “I loved your concert.  Great songs, great playing and singing, great stage presence.  All awesome. “ Carla Nemiroff, Artistic Director, Silverton Gallery BC

 

"A wonderful evening! Our 'twenty-somethings' enjoyed Steve's concert just as much as all of us older folk. We're looking forward to doing it again next year." -Joan Trott, Artistic Director Hamiota Manitoba 

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

“Steve's music was superb. We’ve already booked him for next year’s Festival"- Susan Butler Miramichi Folk Song Festival New Brunswick

“Steve Palmer is easy to work with and musically excellent.  We received nothing but good comments from our customers.” Joyce Walter Moose Jaw Home Fair Sdaskatchewan

"Steve Palmer's music is as comforting as a home cooked meal.  Accomplished finger picking, warm experienced vocals and great audience rapport are what you can count on from Steve.  Easy to deal with, professional and a great guy with vision and a sense of community."  Jason Valleau (Director Mountain View Music Fest ) Carstairs Alberta

"The Islands Festival was the perfect venue to showcase the music of this dedicated  singer/songwriter/guitarist. Honest, unvarnished and inspiring, served up in a wood smoked tenor accompanied by deft emotive picking, less about image and all about integrity. Let it shine, Steve!"
- Brent Hutchinson, Music Director, Islands Festival Duncan BC

"Refreshing, relaxed, Steve's performance brought back so many great memories and boy can this guy pick!' -Larry Sandberg, South Country Fair Alberta 

 “Steve Palmer has been a crowd favourite here in Revelstoke for over 10  years now and we’re looking forward to having him at Street Fest again next year.” Garry Pendergast Summerfest Revelstoke BC

“Steve performed recently at the 64th edition of the Lakes District Fall Fair in Burns Lake. His relaxed, 'down-home' style was perfect for the occasion and the setting. Our audience and his fellow performers found Steve a warm, genuine and generous performer on the stage and off – an all-around good guy. Oh, and did I mention outstanding musicianship in a variety of acoustic styles and eras? The Fall Fair Committee was most happy with its decision to invite Steve to the Fair - we are still receiving compliments about the music at the Fair and Steve's big contribution to the weekend. We heartily recommend Steve Palmer to anyone looking for a wide range of songs sung and played on the guitar in a skillful and authentic manner.” John Barth for the Lakes District Fall Fair, Burns Lake BC

“Lots of good comments!” Claybank Heritage Society Saskatchewan

 

“Excellent- Fantastic! Very well received, too many good comments to list but we'll definitely be booking Steve again!" Mark Schmidt Casinos Regina

CHURCHES

"A wonderful entertaining everyone thoroughly enjoyed! Lots of positive comments coming from Steve's concerts."- Cherlyn and Dennis Cain, Westminster United Church, The Pas MB

 

“A very delightful evening of musical entertainment. Dozens of people commented on how much they enjoyed Steve’s show. Everyone felt we should have more of these types of shows in our small town. Maybe we have started a trend.We’re looking forward to seeing Steve again, the next time he plays our town we will be there!” -Fern and Jim Klassen, United Church, Westlock AB

"Excellent music, everybody is talking about Steve's show. We hope to do it again!" Rev. Sue Channen, Three Harbours Anglican Mission Antigonish NS

"Wonderful concert - very entertaining!" Eileen Daikens Annesley UC Markdale, ON

HOUSE CONCERTS & SMALL VENUES

April, 2014 - "This was Steve’s second house concert at our home and once again he did not disappoint our guests! His easy-going, laid-back manner, excellent musicianship and splendid voice were enthusiastically received by our guests who unanimously called for more and commented on what a good evening they had. It was a CD release party for Steve and we look forward to his next CD and another party!" Ian  Pregitzer, Sherwood Park, Alberta

“Steve Palmer is one of the very best guitar players we have had - hands down!  At Legacy Guitar we’ve had Amos Garrett, Liona Boyd, Tim Williams and Tommy Emmanuel and Steve Palmer easily holds his own." Shaun Koyaka, Legacy Guitar& Coffeehouse, Cochrane AB

  “It was our great pleasure to have Steve Palmer recently perform at our venue. An inspiring vocal talent and a terrific picker too, Steve engages the audience easily and takes them with him on his musical journey. The results are beautiful.” Larry Kossey, The Dancing Bean Chemainus BC

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