Steve Chizmadia
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Steve Chizmadia

Peekskill, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | AFTRA

Peekskill, New York, United States | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Folk


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According to his web site, Steve Chizmadia has been playing guitar since he was knee-high to a Gibson J-200. That’s pretty obvious when listening to his song, “Mamou.” The song is introduced by a very beautiful and relaxing melody. The New York-based singer cites the Beatles as one of his influences, but his songs remind me quite a bit of the early Bob Dylan songs.

Chizmadia proves himself to be a prolific lyricist as well as a masterful musician. It’s listening to the words of his songs that really set his music apart from what is considered mainstream. It’s clear that he is a deep thinker and a wise man. That’s clearly reflected in the words of his songs.

Chizmadia’s CD, “It Is What It Is,” is available at his web site, The song, “Mamou” was included in a compilation album called “The 14 Best Singer/Songwriters of Greenwich Village – 2004.”

Chizmadia has a very relevant tune to the current times called “The Wall Street Fat Cat Tax Payer Bail-Out Blues.” The song can be viewed at - Strum Magazine

"Huntington Folk Festival"

By Tiffany Razzano

The Folk Music Society of Huntington, along with the Huntington Arts Council, presented Long Island with the first annual Huntington Folk Festival at Heckscher Park. Steve Chizmadia was the first artist to perform. Dressed like a cowboy, singing his country/Americana inspired tunes, if he hadn't told the audience, they would have never known he hailed from Brentwood, rather than somewhere down south. He opened with a ballad, Katie Belle, following it up with an original Cajun zydeco inspired tune that still had a strong country feel. After telling the audience about his love for the state of Texas, he played Always Texas. He closed his short set with the rootsy Somewhere Man.
- Tiffany Razzano


"Jack Of All Trades"
"It Is What It Is"
"Tribes Hill: We're All Here"
"Hudson Harding Holiday c.d. volume 2"
"The Wall Street Fat Cat Tax Payer Bail Out Blues"



Steve is an award winning artist from the Hudson Valley with strong roots in the singer songwriter tradition, country and rock. His influences include The Beatles, Townes Van Zandt, Pete Seeger, Steve Earle, and a host of others too numerous to mention. He's a regular on the Hudson Valley scene with a steadily growing fan base nationwide. Steve is a winner of The 2011 Hudson Valley SongFest Emerging Artist Competition, 2011 Wildflower! Music and Art Festival songwriting competition, 2011 Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest (Third Place) and a 2011 Kerrville New Folk finalist. He was the 2010 grand prize winner of the Music 2Life songwriting competition (created by Noel "Paul" Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary) for "The Wall Street Fat Cat Tax Payer Bail Out Blues",. His first C.D. "It Is What It Is" reached number 12 on the folk D.J. Charts in 2007.
He has been a Kerrville New Folk finalist (2003), a finalist in the Strum magazine songwriting competition (2010) twice received honorable mention from the Woody Guthrie songwriting competition (2005, 2010) and has had a tri-centric showcase at NERFA. He's currently working on his latest C.D. with producer Peter Calo. Steve plays Gibson and Gretsch guitars.