Stiv is a singer-songwriter with a list of influences as unique as his sound. A music lover long before establishing himself as a professional musician, Stiv followed the Grateful Dead, Billy Joel, The Allman Brothers, James Taylor, Blues Traveler and Dave Matthews Band in the days of his youth before eventually taking up singing himself.
Two years after graduating high school, he formed the JP Morgan Band with friends and began performing in the local bar scene. Throughout the years, Morgan would go on to form numerous acoustic and electric groups with Chris Merkley, guitarist and harmonica player for the JP Morgan Band.
Based out of central New York, Stiv has now been writing and performing his brand of American Roots music for over a decade. He's currently playing bass and singing for the electric blues rock trio, Digger Jones, as well as continuing to perform solo acoustic shows and duo shows with Merkley & Morgan. In February of 2011, Stiv released his debut solo album, "When it Rains", with the independent American Roots label, Old Boy Records.
New album release!
Stiv's debut solo album release, "When it Rains", has arrived! Featuring a variety of backing musicians from Old Boy Records, the album traverses uptempo bluegrass and heartfelt ballads telling the tale of Stiv's adventures from throughout the past decade.
Visit the music page for more info and samples from the album.