Before his performance this past Saturday at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, Calif. (review is elsewhere on this blog), I had the chance to sit down with Steve Grand and ask a few questions...
Q: Is this your first time playing in Orange County?
Q: Where is the closest place you've performed around here before now?
A: Long Beach
Q: What other Pride events have you played this month?
A: Detroit, Pittsburgh, Providence, Grand Rapids.
Q: Since the Pulse nightclub tragedy in Orlando, have you noticed a change in atmosphere among the concertgoers?
A: There's more of an emotional intensity and somberness overall.
Q: Over the past few months, you've recorded some stripped down pop music covers by Justin Bieber and Zayn that you've been doing in your live sets and put them up on www.bandcamp.com for your followers to purchase. What prompted that decision?
A: I wanted to give fans something to keep and enjoy. I'm all set up to do it. People seem to like 'em.
Q: Now that "All American Boy" has been out for a year, are you happy with how it turned out and was received?
A: Yeah. I've already moved onto the next one. It will be more acoustic-based and focused this time around. No guitars...I've been recording on my own and hope to have a new song out in the next few months.
Q: What is up next for you?
A: I have some shows in P-Town and am really looking forward to it.
Upcoming tour dates:
7/6-8 Provincetown, MA...The Art House
7/23 Bay City, MI...Great Lakes Bay Pride
8/20 Akron, OH...Civic Theatre
9/9 Nags Head, NC...OBX Pridefest