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Steve Key | How I Learned to Drink

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How I Learned to Drink

by Steve Key

New and renewed songs by New York native, Fast Folk recording artist, and Kerrville New Folk winner.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. How I Learned to Drink
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2. Whiskey and Me
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3. Wife Number Five
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4. Golden
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5. Record Time (33, 45, 78)
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6. Hit That String
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7. Looking for a Hammer
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8. Get Ready for the Fall
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9. Windchimes
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10. Red Sky at Morning
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Album Notes
I hesitate when someone asks: "What do you do?"
Because I know what's coming. If I say "songwriter",
the next question will be: "Have you written anything I would know?"
Mostly, no. I write the songs that the whole world does not sing.
I write songs that I sing, sometimes to dozens of people.
Sometimes other people sing them. Twin eleven year old girls in Toronto
who called their act "Sweet Harmony" recorded two of my songs.
A twelve-year-old girl in Illinois did one.
And another twelve-year-old girl in Texas.
First time I got covered was a song called "Oat Bran Muffins".
A couple in Roanoke, Virginia recorded it twice
and kept singing it, even after they divorced.
I write what I know. I write what I don’t know.
There is one song of mine you might know.
It wasn't a hit. It wasn't one of the singles off the album.
It was track number eight on an album called “Lonesome Standard Time”,
by Kathy Mattea, who had four number one hits
a few years before she recorded my song.
The album was on a major record label, and the album went gold,
which I think meant it sold a half million copies.
I’d like to have a gold record on my wall, but you have to pay for that.
My song was an album cut, not a single.
But, commercially speaking, that song was my single
greatest accomplishment.



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Donna Wolfe

Steve Key is a gifted singer songwriter!
Steve Key's new album is a wonderful album.

His lyrics are thoughtful and go to a place that all poets/songwriters wish they could reach.

I have heard Steve's work as a solo artist so it was delightful to hear all the talented musicians surround his beautiful work.
His voice is tender and strong and gives that authentic feel for each of his songs.

I highly recommend to listen to his work. It will take you on a journey of stories that is beautifully sang by a gifted singer songwriter.

John Weingart, WPRB-FM and WPRB.COM

Steve Key'ds new album: How I Learned To Drink
" A great return from a profound singer-songwriter with a light touch. As a DJ, there are multiple new songs I look forward to sharing with listeners as well as a good, new rendition of 33-45-78 - Steve's wonderful, hit song about changing times that's still current maybe 30 years after he wrote it.

John Weingart, Host since 1974
Music You Can't Hear On The Radio
WPRB-FM and WPRB.com
Princeton, New Jersey