Quotes and Touts


Featured DC Area Emerging Artist (March 2016) at The Deli Magazine

Winner of the 2015 Baltimore Songwriter's Contest hosted by SongBuilder Studios in Catonsville , MD

"Stephen has a down to earth and honest way of capturing those moments we all go through and turning them into songs that are destined to stick in your head and rattle around like a ricocheting bullet." - Matt Woods (Songwriter/Performer)

"Stephen Lee is the unknown Baltimore version of Chuck Ragan or Tim Barry." - Colin McGuire at The Frederick News-Post, For The Record: Stephen Lee, 'West of Twenty-Three' (2016)

"His music reflects the romanticism and longing of the classic solitary traveling musician, and draws heavily from Americana and outlaw country...  [however Lee] pulls equally from the music of his teens." - Margaret Welsh at Pittsburgh City Paper, For Baltimore's Rootsy Singer-Songwriter Stephen Lee, Emo Isn't A Bad Word (2016)

"A perfect fit for the Baltimore music scene... with his unique brand of Americana [and]... common man verses without airs." - Jonathan Goodwin at The Deli Magazine, Baltimore's Alt-Folk Stephen Lee Releases Album "West of Twenty-Three," Plays the Villain and Saint (2016)

"Lee’s delivery of the lyrics ranges from wry and self-aware to even-handed... showing his vocal diversity right along with his songwriting diversity." - 
Stephen Carradini, Independent Clauses, Quick Hit: Stephen Lee (2016)

A stripped down, punked-up affair… [with] …sublime observational story songs, steeped in heartbreak and pathos.” - Skin Back Alley (UK), Stephen Lee and The First Three (2015)