About Me

If you think you would like to support my blogging efforts you can go here and buy some of music that I’ve released recently:


My name is Steven Walcott.  I live in Brooklyn, NY where I own and operate a small independent music label called Engine Studios.  I release mostly avant jazz, but I’ve worked in other genres such as indie rock, Afrobeat, and old time string music.  I am always looking for unique creative music.  My record collection is vast and I feel I’m qualified to review almost any popular genre except opera.  My hip hop knowledge is not vast but I still blog about it.  I don’t know dick about opera.

I first moved to New York City to play music.  While I played music I temped for years all over Wall Street in investment banks.  After a band I played in broke up, I was offered a job as a junior syndicate trader at JP Morgan in emerging markets.  I worked that gig for 2.5 years, before they discovered my personality was not cooperative enough for their capitalist machinery.  I saw a lot of action as a temp on European government bond desks, foreign exchange, investment banking, credit card marketing, back office clearing, and asset management.  You’d be shocked at how much they let a temp do.

You can reach me at steven.engine@gmail.com.

8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Steven!
    It’s me, On! Reading your blog and smiling ear to ear! Wow, man, YOU DA MAN! Thanks for all of your interest in my music and for the hours that you helped me to develop my thing as I am putting it together. I do have a release out, and another one coming in August for tzadik. Check out what is going on at LiveWiredmusic.org and at rockpaperscissors.biz Send me back at my email. I have to get a copy of my release to you so you can let me know what you think!! All the best, On

  2. How’s it going? I just started a site called Watercooler Report (watercoolerreport.com), and am looking for contributors. The idea of the site is to have anyone be able to post their opinion about recent news, as well as interesting news. Would you be interested in posting some of your music, finance, or politics material there? The site still is almost live, and I can make a contributor account for you if you like (I need your name and email to do so). You could write a short bio in the author section, and hopefully it could help you get some extra publicity if it picks up. Let me know if you would be interested.


    • hi:

      i’m interested in this idea. please contact me at the email address i put on my about me page as i have some questions. i will delete this comment and your comment from my about me page as i try to keep this page uncluttered.

      thanks for getting in touch.

  3. really cool site its nice to see a website dedicated to old out of print vinyl records converted to digital media was wondering if you valerio celedon part 2 and can you get any norwegian folk music and more gospel albums i’m looking for anything released by the envoys on vinyl

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