The NYC based "triple-threat" (guitarist/singer/songwriter) Steve Conte is an artist you've probably heard many times without even realizing it.
As a solo artist and with his bands; Company Of Wolves, Crown Jewels, The Contes & The Crazy Truth, his songs, voice & guitar riffs have been in the public's consciousness since 1990, enjoying play on major radio stations, MTV, feature films, television programs & anime series. His albums burn with raw, passionate rock and roll and his live shows blend soulful-singing, story-telling songs and blinding guitar playing. You might call it, "Americana With Attitude."
Besides a rich solo career, Conte is a former member of the legendary New York Dolls and has also recorded/toured with artists like Paul Simon, Willy DeVille, Billy Squier, Peter Wolf, Wille Nile & Michael Monroe.
His most recent solo release, International Cover-Up is a collection of songs written by some of his favorites; Tom Waits, John Lennon, Willy DeVille, Jagger/Richards and more. The album has been described as “High energy and tough” by Elmore Magazine and has spawned for Conte, a second Coolest Song Of The Year on Little Steven's Underground Garage Radio, the punky, "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight". His first "Coolest Song" came in 2014 when Van Zandt picked up on his solo debut, Steve Conte NYC and named the track "OK DJ" the #2 Song Of The Year, just behind Springsteen's #1.
“The 'Steve Conte NYC' album is, without a doubt, one of the best records of the year!” - Little Steven Van Zandt
“International Cover-Up is tough and high energy…” - Elmore Magazine
“It takes a special calibre of rock and roll musician to pull off an album of cover tunes – somebody whose love of the material and love of the music allows that person to throw his or her body and soul into the songs. Steve Conte is one of those rare musicians who can do this.” - Richard Marcus / BlogCritics
“ 5 out of 5 stars! [The Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth album is} music to instigate and soundtrack fighting, fucking, speeding, hurling abuse and waking up buck naked in a stranger’s bathroom.” - Classic Rock Magazine / UK