FRIDAY, JUNE 28 and SATURDAY, JUNE 29
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Born in Toronto and having lived in Calgary since his youth,
Steve Pineo began his musical career wanting to sing like
Elvis, play like B.B. King and write like Bob Dylan.
Beautiful Joe was Pineo's first band, formed in the early '90's and in addition to recording a CD, they appeared on The Rita MacNeil show and opened for Jann Arden.
Steve's second recording incorporated a horn section and piano player, and the tune, "A Perfectly Good Friendship" earned him a Prairie Music Award in 2001 for Outstanding Roots Recording.
Pineo's next project was called The Co-Dependents. Through the late '90's and into the early 2000's, The Co-Dependents were a force to be reckoned with. Their recording Live Recording Event, was the top seller at Megatunes record store for more than two years! Other projects have included Steve Pineo's Christmas Show, which has become an annual tradition at the Ironwood Stage and Grill, The Three Canaries, Trickbag, a New Orleans rhythm and blues revue, Prohibition Hall, a salute to early jazz, and his Elvis show, which does about six to eight shows a year, all over Alberta minus the wigs and jumpsuits.
Over the years, Pineo has appeared at the Calgary Folk Festival, The Edmonton Folk Festival, Folk on the Rocks, The Canmore Folk Festival, The Calgary Roots and Blues Festival and the Calgary Jazz Festival. He has opened for everyone from John Lee Hooker to Linda Ronstadt.
He represented Alberta at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 and in Ottawa for Alberta's centennial in 2005. His song "Canadian Man" has been performed by the Young Canadians at the Stampede Grandstand Show and was also the leadoff single for Paul Brandt's hit CD Small Towns, Big Dreams. Another of Steve's tunes, "Too Bad For Me" was recorded by Prairie Oyster.
Coming up in 2019 for Steve is the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival and the Jazz YYC Festival.