Nationally known singer and songwriter, Steve Seskin will be giving a concert at the Hannibal High School Auditorium on Wednesday, June 2nd at 7:00pm. This concert is open to the public and a $2.00 donation will be asked at the door to benefit the Hannibal Music Boosters.
Steve Seskin is a successful songwriter who has written seven number one songs, including Grammy-nominated â€œGrown Men Donâ€™t Cry,â€ recorded by Tim McGraw, and â€œDonâ€™t Laugh at Me,â€ winner of NSAI Song of the Year and Music Row Magazine Song of the Year in 1999 as recorded by Mark Wills. His other #1 hits are â€œNo Doubt About Itâ€ and â€œFor a Change,â€ both recorded by Neal McCoy, â€œNo Manâ€™s Landâ€ and â€œIf Youâ€™ve Got Love,â€ both recorded by John Michael Montgomery, and â€œDaddyâ€™s Money,â€ recorded by Ricochet. Other chart toppers include â€œI Think About You,â€ recorded by Colin Raye, and â€œAll I Need To Know,â€ recorded by Kenny Chesney. The video for Rayeâ€™s â€œI Think About Youâ€ single was named the Academy of Country Musicâ€™s Video of the Year in 1997, and the song and video were also given an award by the Tennessee Task Force Against Domestic Violence. Recent recordings of his songs include â€œPictures,â€ by John Michael Montgomery, â€œWe Shook Hands,â€ by Tebey, and â€œIâ€™ll Always Be There For You,â€ by Brian McComas.
While Steve is best known for writing hits, he is also a successful performer and recording artist. He is currently touring in support of his latest CD, Steve Seskin “Live”. This is his 17th recording released on his own record label.
â€œDonâ€™t Laugh at Meâ€ was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary and became the impetus for the Operation Respect/Donâ€™t Laugh at Me project, a curriculum designed to teach tolerance in schools. This program has already been implemented in more than 20,000 schools across the country. Steve now enjoys performing at school assemblies in support of this program. The song is now available as a childrenâ€™s book, Donâ€™t Laugh At Me, which was featured on PBSâ€™s Reading Rainbow in September 2002.
Steve is also an active keynote speaker and songwriting teacher for the West Coast Songwriters Association, the Nashville Songwriters Association International, the Swannanoa Gathering, and the Song School at Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.
Steve spends time in Nashville writing for Larga Vista Music and pitching his songs, while maintaining an active performing career both back home in Northern California and at festivals and acoustic venues throughout the United States and Canada. He has been a featured performer at the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, the Vancouver Folk Festival, and the Napa Valley Music Festival.