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Steve Sainas

Steve Sainas is an original contemporary roots rock solo acoustic artist who has become a popular featured performer at venues throughout the Lower Mainland. His versatile original style spans roots genres that include blues, country, Celtic, and progressive contemporary roots-rock. His weekly solo acoustic act also includes a broad repertoire of popular blues, country and classic rock tunes.

For nearly 20 years, Sainas was also the leader of his award winning blues band/duo, Mud Dog. Mud Dog’s 2nd CD, River of My Soul, was nominated “Outstanding Blues Recording” at the 2008 Western Canadian Music Awards. In late 2010, Mud Dog won best blues duo in British Columbia and represented BC at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. While in Memphis, Mud Dog recorded ten songs at Sun Studio that were released as the album, Mud Dog ~ SUN. This “live off the floor” CD quickly climbed to #24 on the Canadian Roots Music Charts.

During the day, Sainas enjoys a rewarding career as a contemporary music teacher and innovator in public school music education. In 2015, Sainas won the Juno Award for MusiCounts Teacher of the Year for his groundbreaking Rock School and Recording Arts program that he founded in 2000/2001 at Terry Fox Secondary School in Port Coquitlam, BC. where students are encouraged to learn, perform, and record music of their choice. As a result, many of Sainas's students go on to pursue careers in music after graduation.

On October 29th 2017, Sainas released ten new original songs on his acoustic album "Simple as This". This thought-provoking album features a collection of powerful compositions that reflect the human condition during these turbulent times in our world. The theme throughout this album resonates a philosophy that united we as a society can come together to rise above the divisive and destructive attitudes that dominate our world. The songs are driven by Sainas’s passionate vocals and dynamic acoustic guitar style that is punctuated by the deep rhythmic groove of veteran drummer, Kelly Stodola, and bassist, Chad Matthews. Together this tight trio creates a captivating sonic canvas that will take you on an introspective journey. Here's an album review from CanadianBeats.

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