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Originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut, Steve Minotti now resides in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Steve started performing and captivating audiences at the age of 17. He has played coffee houses, clubs, festivals and concert venues all over his home state of Florida and along the East coast. These include Kenny’s Castaways in NYC & Douglas Corner Café in Nashville, In 1992, he spent a month touring Brazil along with his band Peace Man. Steve has opened up for Donna The Buffalo and Blues Traveler at the 2008 Garlic Festival. He was cast as Neil Diamond in the recreation of “The Last Waltz” at the Crest Theater at the Delray Beach Cultural Arts Center. Steve was a regular at the legendary Elwood’s Dixie BBQ in Delray Beach for 9 years. In December of 2010, he performed for Chrystal Hartigan’s Songwriter's Showcase with some of the most promising songwriters in South Florida. He also lends a hand throughout the tri-county area for such events as the 11th thru 16th Medical Marijuana Benefit Concerts and the Everglades Awareness Benefits held at Tobacco Road, and also Surfers For Autism. He has been the Entertainment Chair for the American Cancer Society's “Relay For Life” Lighthouse Point/Deerfield Beach Chapter for 4 years in a row.

He's co-hosted an internet radio show with Jacqueline Jax on A.V.A. LiveRadio.com and is a repeat guest on WDJA 1420 AM, WSBR 740 AM as well as appearing on WLRN 91.3 FM with Michael Stock

This 30+ year veteran is all about the music and worked with Electra Groove Recording Artist Shawn “Guitar” Starski (who also hails from Deerfield Beach and who toured with Jason Ricci & The New Blood) on his critically acclaimed debut solo CD “The Gallery” and it shows this songwriter's dedication to the musical arts. In January 2016, he released his new CD “Hats Off” with producer James McVay, Chuck Fiore on bass, drummer Barry Bernstein and brother Kenny on guitars, banjo and background vocals.

Steve has been influenced by some of the greatest singer/songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s like Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, & Cat Stevens to name a few. Come join him for a trip back in time when the words and melodies had meaning and impact in our lives and enjoy his new spin on the 70’s songwriting sound.
 
 


"Steve Minotti concurs that love is a tough topic to tackle. “The dictionary is one of my favorite books, and I had just purchased a brand-new one the day I wrote ‘In the Definition,’ ” he reveals. “I was looking to write a timeless wedding piece, a simple two-chord song. [Having] married and divorced and lived the lifestyle of a rock star, I thought I knew the meaning, but not until I met a young artist did my heart skip that beat and I felt that lump in the pit of my stomach. I felt like a 17-year-old kid again, a fumbling, bumbling nervous wreck.” Yet he doesn’t sound nervous when he sings, “You’re the gold and you’re the diamonds/You are all the tea in china/A rose garden and a palace, a shooting star, aurora borealis/Everything I love and everything I want.” Cupid clearly hit Minotti with his arrow."

 - Colleen Dougher
(City Link Magazine)

"When a magazine that publishes behind a mission of promoting local art and music comes across someone like Steve Minotti it is happily reminded of the natural overlap between the scenes associated with both local art and local music. As a musician with over 30 years of experience performing right here in South Florida, Steve is the real musician's musician......"
 - Renda Writer (WeMerge Magazine #6 Fall 2009)

"There is no mistaking this seasoned professional musician as he 'has created an easily recognizable stage persona in his signature floppy jesters cap playing gigs that combine a lighthearted pose with heartfelt prose.'”
 - Beth Feinstein-Bartl (Sun-Sentinel/Showtime)

"Steve Minotti isn’t the only songwriter to compare love to a butterfly — Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Weezer and others have done the same. But when Minotti begins “Butterfly” by singing, “I’m not trying to change the woman that you are/Because you can’t keep a butterfly bottled up in a jar,” it’s difficult not to keep listening."
 - Colleen Dougher (City Link Magazine)

 

                 
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