STEVE ALLAIN

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New CD to benefit RAICES

Cardboard Ox is proud to have contributed a new, original song to a compilation CD, which is out now! It's a collection of lullabies from Rhode Island musicians to benefit RAICES, which is providing free and low-cost legal services to families separated at the border. Everything on the album - the songs, artwork, mastering, pressing, printing - was donated, so 100% of the proceeds will go to RAICES. It's also truly beautiful! Order/Download on Bandcamp HERE or pick up a copy at one of these local stores: Armageddon, Symposium Books, Ada Books, Paper Nautilus, Olympic, Round Again, Craftland, New Harvest Coffee! And keep your eye out for info about a benefit show at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI on 9/30!♥ join us for a night of lullabies to benefit RAICES ♥ 

featuring songs performed by: 

* brow (ft. EDT, adrienne berry, and joel thibodeau of death vessel) 
* allysen callery 
* glenna and jillian van nostrand 
* courtney swain 
* NOVA ONE 
* cardboard ox 
* ant savino 
* mountainess 
* morgan johnston 
* FBGM 
* avi jacob 
* kate mick 
* rich ferri 

 

Motif Music Awards

Cardboard Ox - my duo with Tracie Potochnik, has once again been nominated for Best Folk Act! We would love your vote. Thanks so much to Motif Magazine, the venues who nominated us, and to everyone for their great support over the past few years! Click HERE to vote!

Gigs, Gigs, and more Gigs!

Be sure to visit the "Live" page on this website for all upcoming shows. These include solo engagements, concerts with Cardboard Ox and gigs with The Foisy, Allain, Vandal Trio!

Providence Folk Fest

Cardboard Ox is honored to be returning as hosts and performers on the Main Stage at the 2017 Providence Folk Fest. This is the festival's fourth year running and it continues to grow every year. There will be two stages with lots of amazing performers including local greats such as Allysen Callery, Haunt The House, and Steve Delmonico just to name a few. The festival will also feature Chris Trapper, Chris and Meredith Thompson, and the Pamela Means Band on the main stage. To see the full lineup you can click HERE, or visit the Providence Folk Fest Facebook page. The Festival is on Sunday, August 27. Music goes from 12noon until 6pm. The festival is FREE, however donations are accepted and encouraged.

Best Folk Act Nomination

Thank you to Motif Magazine for nominating Cardboard Ox for Best Folk Act. We are in good company with many talented acts. We would love to get your vote. You can vote HERE! Please and thank you!
New EP!

Cardboard Ox has put out a new Christmas EP, and you can download it for FREE! Just visit the Cardboard Ox bandcamp page and put in any amount you want to pay for it - including $0. It's our gift to you for the holidays! Cheers!

Shows and more Festivals! 

New shows just announced for Cardboard Ox, including two more festivals! We are very excited to be playing the New England Acoustic Music Festival which will also include such acts as Duke Robillard, Patty Larkin, Kevin So, and fresh off of the Newport Folk Festival stage - Ian Fitzgerald! And we are excited to also be playing the Joe Davies Folk Festival for the first time this year. Please visit the "Live" link above for all the details on these shows and more, or just click HERE.

Cardboard Ox 

Don't forget to visit the Cardboard Ox website at www.cardboardoxmusic.com. Tracie Potochnik and I have been playing as a duo for 2 years now! It's been so much fun and we've had some amazing shows. While you're there, please sign up on the mailing list so you can receive the latest news and info about upcoming shows! 

Limelight Music Award nomination! 

Cardboard Ox, the duo that is comprised of Tracie Potochnik and myself has been nominated for New Artist of the Year by Limelight Magazine. You can cast your vote HERE up to 4 times per IP address. The award ceremony will be held at The Spire Center For The Arts on March 21at 7pm - you can purchase tickets HERE. A big thank you to Limelight Magazine and everyone who nominated us. Voting ends this Friday, February 6 - happy voting!

Opening for Cheryl Wheeler 

Cardboard Ox, the duo that I play in with Tracie Potochnik, will be opening for the very talented Cheryl Wheeler on Saturday, November 22 at the fabulous Spire Center for the Arts in Plymouth, MA. We are very excited to play this show - hope you can make it.

Big Red Music Nomination 

With Brian Carroll at the helm, Red Line Roots has become a big force in the New England Music Scene. I am humbled and honored to be nominated with my extraordinary duo partner, Tracie Potochnik, in the Best Duo category. Please visit Red Line Roots blog/website and check them out on Facebook as well and give them a like. They are champion supporters of local/independent music in New England. Click HERE to cast your vote in the 2014 Big Red Awards.

Duo with Tracie Potochnik! 

I am so excited to be performing in a duo with the astonishingly talented Tracie Potochnik. Tracie is a well established singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has been honing her skills as a solo performer over the past several years. We have a few shows coming up and plan to book many more together. Here is a video of us during one of our first rehearsals playing an original song that I wrote called The Fisherman. Enjoy!


campfire.festival at Club Passim! 

Club Passim is an historic place and one of the most important folk clubs in this country. It was founded in 1958 as Club 47 and has hosted everyone from Bob Dylan to Joan Baez to Tom Rush, Shawn Colvin and Joni Mitchell. And that's a very short list, the names go on. I am humbled and honored to be sharing the stage at such a venue with my friend and gifted songwriter, Tracie Potochnik, as we play our first official gig together as a duo. 

The campfire.festival is four days of incredibly talented songwriters/musicians assembled together to share their songs and stories. It's an incredible weekend where you can discover some amazing performers that you may have never heard. Tracie and I will be playing on Sunday, August 31 at 4:30pm. Can't wait!! Hope you can make it!

New EP set to be released August 1 

The new EP - singles vol. 3 is done and I am extremely happy with our hard work. It was a real pleasure working with producer Brian Minisce again for this latest project. The official release date is set for August 1 but you can get a free download before that date just by signing up on my mailing list. If you are already on the list, check your inbox! Thanks to Trespass Music who are doing all the radio promotion for this release. I hope you enjoy it!
Steve A.