STEVE ALLAIN

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New CD to benefit RAICES

Cardboard Ox is proud to have contributed a new, original song to a compilation CD, which is out now! It's a collection of lullabies from Rhode Island musicians to benefit RAICES, which is providing free and low-cost legal services to families separated at the border. Everything on the album - the songs, artwork, mastering, pressing, printing - was donated, so 100% of the proceeds will go to RAICES. It's also truly beautiful! Order/Download on Bandcamp HERE or pick up a copy at one of these local stores: Armageddon, Symposium Books, Ada Books, Paper Nautilus, Olympic, Round Again, Craftland, New Harvest Coffee! And keep your eye out for info about a benefit show at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI on 9/30!♥ join us for a night of lullabies to benefit RAICES ♥ 

featuring songs performed by: 

* brow (ft. EDT, adrienne berry, and joel thibodeau of death vessel) 
* allysen callery 
* glenna and jillian van nostrand 
* courtney swain 
* NOVA ONE 
* cardboard ox 
* ant savino 
* mountainess 
* morgan johnston 
* FBGM 
* avi jacob 
* kate mick 
* rich ferri 

 

Motif Music Awards

Cardboard Ox - my duo with Tracie Potochnik, has once again been nominated for Best Folk Act! We would love your vote. Thanks so much to Motif Magazine, the venues who nominated us, and to everyone for their great support over the past few years! Click HERE to vote!

Gigs, Gigs, and more Gigs!

Be sure to visit the "Live" page on this website for all upcoming shows. These include solo engagements, concerts with Cardboard Ox and gigs with The Foisy, Allain, Vandal Trio!

Providence Folk Fest

Cardboard Ox is honored to be returning as hosts and performers on the Main Stage at the 2017 Providence Folk Fest. This is the festival's fourth year running and it continues to grow every year. There will be two stages with lots of amazing performers including local greats such as Allysen Callery, Haunt The House, and Steve Delmonico just to name a few. The festival will also feature Chris Trapper, Chris and Meredith Thompson, and the Pamela Means Band on the main stage. To see the full lineup you can click HERE, or visit the Providence Folk Fest Facebook page. The Festival is on Sunday, August 27. Music goes from 12noon until 6pm. The festival is FREE, however donations are accepted and encouraged.

Best Folk Act Nomination

Thank you to Motif Magazine for nominating Cardboard Ox for Best Folk Act. We are in good company with many talented acts. We would love to get your vote. You can vote HERE! Please and thank you!
New EP!

Cardboard Ox has put out a new Christmas EP, and you can download it for FREE! Just visit the Cardboard Ox bandcamp page and put in any amount you want to pay for it - including $0. It's our gift to you for the holidays! Cheers!

Summer Shows! Opening for Yes 

So many great shows that I am really looking forward to this summer. I am happy to be returning to the Newport Sunset Music Series to open for the legendary progressive rock band Yes. I will be playing the Point Stage followed by Yes on the Main Stage on the beautiful pier in downtown Newport, RI - purchase tickets HERE. You can also find me on Block Island and the Downtown Sundown Series in Providence in June, Paradise Cafe(Dedham, MA) and Corks & Perks(Westerly, RI) in July, and AS220 (Providence, RI) in August. What about Festivals you ask? Well, you can catch me at Newport Bridgefest, RISING Summer Music Fest, Providence Folk Fest, and FOOS Fest over the next few months. Click on the word  "Live" above to get all the details about these shows. Hope to see you out there!

Mar 20, 2014 - Just Announced 

Just got the word that I will be returning to the Brown Folk Festival at Brown University in Providence, RI on Saturday, April 19. I will be playing in the round from 2:30 - 4pm.
 

Mar 5, 2014 - Upcoming Shows 

I have some shows that I am really looking forward to that are coming up. Including two this week - the first on Friday, March 7 opening for Bethel Steele at The Bell Street Coffee House in Providence, RI and then Saturday, March 8, I will reunite with musicians/songwriters Garry Foisy and Brian Minisce. We will be playing at Sullivan's Publick House in Warwick, RI. Next month looking forward to playing The Burren in Sommerville, MA and headlining at The South Shore Folk Music Club in Kingston, MA with violist extraordinaire Laurence Scudder! Cick on to my "Live" page above for all the details. 

Feb 10, 2014 - In the Studio 

I have returned to the studio again with my longtime collaborator and producer Brian Minisce. We are working on the next EP from the "singles" project - vol. 3. Really looking forward to putting out these new songs, they are really coming along and sounding awesome! Stay tuned and keep checking back for updates, or join the mailing list to get emails about the progress on the EP. 

Dec 19, 2013 - Cool Art 

I have to give props to my good friend and very talented artist Erik Wilson. This is a "quick sketch" that he drew over his lunch break! Please visit his website at www.erikwilson.com to see more great art. I'll let you know when I have mastered the stick fiqure people. Thanks Erik!

Nov 20, 2013 - Live Radio Performance 

You can catch a live performance on Tuesday, November 26 from 9 - 10pm when I visit 95.5 WATD and play the "Tiny Stage" series. Tune in if you are along the South Shore which includes the greater Boston area and Cape Cod. Otherwise, you can stream live by visiting 959WATD.com.

Oct 24, 2013 - New Video Coming Soon 

Had a shoot for a new music video this past weekend. We shot footage for the song When I Sleep which is still available as a free download, just visit the Music and Videos page. Check back here for updates about the release date of the video or you can sign up on the mailing list to receive a monthly email.