French Quarter : French Quarter (Gilgongo Records)
French Quarter is Stephen Steinbrink from Phoenix, AZ. After releasing and selling out of several DIY / handmade recordings (both done on his own and by labels such as Arbor and C-Salt), this self-titled LP, which comes with a CD version inside, is his first properly issued recording, and comes highly anticipated by anyone who has seen him on one of his excursions across various parts of the US. Stephen crafts memorable, vocal based folk songs using a variety of approaches and methods while maintaining a smooth consistency in sincerity, making these 10 songs an engaging and moving listen. Though comparable to others from past and present, (Neil Young, Woods, The Microphones, Karl blau) and despite his young age, Stephen is hard at work creating his own set of unique songs that feel like old friends upon first listen.