Steve Maloney (and the Wandering Kind)
Steve Maloney (and the Wandering Kind) - 03 In Spring
Region: Newfoundland and Labrador
Genre: Alternative, Country, Folk, Indie, Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Soul

Known for his velvety voice, Steve Maloney creates atmospheric folk music, with textures accenting reflective songs over an acoustic guitar and Maloney's powerful vocals. Steve and his group the Wandering Kind released a debut album in March of 2014, which fuelled multiple tours across Newfoundland and eastern Canada, with a brief journey to Barbados with Flow and Bell-Aliant networks. The debut went on to win MusicNL’s Rising Star of the Year, with several other nominations. It was also shortlisted for the Borealis Prize, and received two ECMA nominations. This activity stirred local arts publications the Scope and the Overcast, awarding Steve with a bundle of People's Choice music awards including “Best Solo Act”, “Best Male Vocalist”, "Best Folk Act" and more. The group (or Steve solo) have had the pleasure of opening for some well respected groups, including; Hawksley Workman, Wintersleep, Hey Rosetta!, Bahamas, Amelia Curran, Dan Mangan, The Wooden Sky, Basia Bulat, The Dardanelles, Joel Plaskett, Steve Poltz, By Divine Right, and more. Showcase stops have included; Halifax Pop Explosion, In the Dead of Winter, The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Sound of Music Festival, Writer's at Woody Point, Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues Festival, Lawnya Vawnya, and more. Steve was the Dawson City Music Festival's songwriter in residence in January 2017. He is currently preparing a new release, produced by Joshua Van Tassel (Great Lake Swimmers, Amelia Curran, Sarah Slean, Donovan Woods),  featuring appearances by The Weather Station (Tamara Lindeman), Drew Jurecka, and members of Great Lake Swimmers (August 2017). "He's beloved in St. John's, and if they haven't yet, the rest of the world can expect to hear more from Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind" (Vish Khanna, Exclaim!)