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Stephen Bluhm

by Stephen Bluhm

Somewhat autobiographical collisions of synth pop, power pop, new wave, disco, musical theater; somewhere between ABBA, Morrissey, and Burt Bacharach, with a dash of Stephen Sondheim for good measure.
Genre: Pop: Synth Pop
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1. Why I Belong Here
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2. The Easy Come and Go
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3. April Showers
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4. The Town of Opportunity
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5. My Beautiful Boy
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6. Life Is Very Short, Pt. 1
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7. Life Is Very Short, Pt. 2
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8. My Old Friends
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Album Notes
An engaging performer who loves dancing with the audience, Bluhm has been writing and performing for over 10 years. He’s been honing his craft all along, in Philadelphia for the first few years, playing at theaters and cafes. And more recently in Hudson, NY, working at the stellar music venue Helsinki Hudson. (By day, he’s also a long-time Etsy Admin.)

A recent review: “I will never forget the first time I saw Stephen Bluhm perform. It was one of those “wow” moments that sticks with you. He did a short set opening for Future Bible Heroes at Helsinki Hudson. He appeared by himself, backed by a boombox (aha, I thought – very David Byrne). But the sound that came out of his mouth, and the big music that he had behind him – I thought, why is this incredible entertainer just a shy guy who you often see around town if you spend any time walking up and down Warren Street?

One of the things I love about Stephen is how he transforms from a relatively self-effacing, modest man-about-town into a guy who was seemingly born to command a stage.

Obvious reference points are Morrissey, David Bowie, and the aforementioned Byrne, but Bluhm draws inspiration from all over the musical map. The results can sound like power pop, disco, musical theater, or 1980s synth-pop, all united by melodic and lyrical crooning.

Among his favorite artists Bluhm counts an eclectic mix, including Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, the Beach Boys, OMD, Erasure, and ABBA.”

This album explores his early twenties in Philadelphia and Hudson, NY, with some stretching here and there for dramatic effect.



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