Steve Pledger

Date/Time Sun 16 Jun 2024 8:00 PM

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Steve Pledger has been described as “a master of his craft” by and his recordings as “object lessons in the art of contemporary songwriting” by fRoots Magazine. FATEA Magazine wrote that seeing him perform live is “a privilege to witness.”

Cast in the mold of the classic troubadour, there are inevitably shades of those who ultimately have defined the role, and yet his blend of blistering social commentary; stark honesty, and fearless tenderness have marked Steve out as someone unafraid to create his own place in the singer/songwriter landscape.

In November 2022, he released his 4th studio album, What Tomorrow Knows, following on from 14 Good Intentions (2012), Striking Matches in the Wind (2015), Somewhere Between (2016), and his live mini-album Alone in the Dark (2019). What Tomorrow Knows has been enthusiastically received by many and described as “a future classic” by Roots & Fusion.

2016’s Somewhere Between was nominated for several awards and went on to win Album of the Year (male artist) from FolkWords as well as the coveted Album of the Year from FATEA Magazine. Other nominations and plaudits followed, and in 2020 a download release of the piano-backed/spoken word version of his song ‘The Baptist’s Father’ secured him Track of the Year from FATEA.

On record as well as on stage, Steve Pledger’s songs connect. R2 Magazine once described his music as having “a direct route to the heart” and now more than ever, his live shows and latest album, What Tomorrow Knows, would seem to confirm that statement. For him, that’s very much what it’s all about.