Steven Page, whose latest album Excelsior was released earlier this fall, is going back on the road after having toured England and opening a slew of North American dates for The Who. He’s set four consecutive shows in January with The Steven Page Trio – Page along with Craig Northey (guitar, vocals) and Kevin Fox (cello, vocals) – that will see him return to The Troubadour in Los Angeles on January 19th. It was at “The Troub” that Barenaked Ladies, of which Page was a founding member, made their LA debut in 1992.
Page noted, “The last time we played there, in 2018, it was a really amazing night – jam packed with friends and supporters from over the previous 30 years. We’re definitely looking forward to playing there again this time around.” Page will play Pappy & Harriet’s, the legendary high desert haunt in Pioneertown, CA on January 20th. He’s in Las Vegas at The Duomo at Rio on the 21st and in Phoenix at the Musical Instrument Museum on the 22nd. It’s expected that a run of dates in the northeast will take place this spring with the itinerary for that now a work-in-progress.
This Saturday, December 17 marks the 95th episode of Page’s Live From Home Zoomcast, always recorded in his home studio/performance space just outside Syracuse, NY. Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, on just about every Saturday when he’s otherwise not occupied, he’s performed a live two hour show for fans around the world. This week’s show has been dubbed Live From Home For The Holidays 3 as it’s the third time he’s put together a program of seasonal music in as many years. He’ll be playing selections from Barenaked for the Holidays, including “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and his own “Hanukkah Blessings” as well as newer additions to his holiday repertoire including “Cheese Log,” which he debuted on the Live From Home For The Holidays 2 last year. Airing this Saturday at 5:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM Pacific / 10:00 PM GMT / 7:00 AM Sunday Australian EST, Live From Home For The Holidays can be accessed through this link: http://buytickets.at/
Steven Page notes, “2022 was a massive year for me, with 18 Live From Home shows and 80-odd in-person shows on the road, including a memorable return to the UK. Club, festival and theatre shows all over North America and an unforgettable series of shows opening for The Who were a dream come true for me to play, particularly with the Steven Page Trio, rocking the big arena stages in our unique configuration. The release of Excelsior in the fall was a big deal for me. To release a record that is so personal and so very much a solo record in all senses of the word, and to be able to share it with people and hear how it has connected with so many, and in such a deep way that, honestly, I think has surprised even the most die-hard of fans, has been incredibly moving. I’ve also really enjoyed being able to watch as folks who have become friends with each other over Zoom as a part off the Live From Home community, get a chance to meet each other in real life now that in-person shows are again possible.”
Steven Page’s new album was lauded by Bill Bentley in his Bentley’s Bandstand column for Americana Highways who wrote, “Excelsior’s songs are so sharp, so strong and so, well, right-on that it feels like the man singing them could fly right into the air. In so many ways, this is a time for celebration for one of the most original rockers of the past three decades.”
At the end of this past October, Page, introduced by Ryan Reynolds, played the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s A Funny Thing HappenedOn The Way To Cure Parkinson’s fundraiser in New York. He shared the bill at the event with Brad Paisley and Steve Jordan with Super Soul Banned, as well as comedy greats Denis Leary, Jim Gaffigan, Lewis Black and Samantha Bee.
Steven Page Trio on tour in January
Thursday, 1/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
Friday, 1/20 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
Saturday, 1/21 – Las Vegas, NV – The Duomo at Rio
Sunday, 1/22 – Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum